Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by xnicknj:
3.9/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
poured from a growler into a snifter - thanks to Wiid
Pours a deep, dark browned caramel color with some softer golden hues. A beige head rests on top, leaving little lacing or retention while fading out.
Soft hoppiness in the nose with a smack of barrely sweetness. Woody bourbon and vanilla with an assortment of dark fruits. Roasted malts with caramel and bready notes. Plenty happening here.
Sweet and warm up front with a cornucopia of flavors and a underlying smack of bitter hops. Definitely boozy with wood and vanilla, driven by the assorted bourbon and brandy flavors. Some dark fruit notes with dates, raisins, and anise. Thick roasted malts with caramel and molasses. Boozy and warm in the finish.
Fuller body, nice carbonation, soft and smooth on the tongue. Another solid installment for the FW anny beers, although there's really a TON going on here at once which felt kind of confusing at times.
Serving type: growler
12-28-2011 03:40:59 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Opened a bottle of this on 02 May 2014. Drink at room temp....the colder this was, the more flavors were muted, but as it warmed closer to room temp it really really opened up nicely...either that or I got more drunk! Either way, it was great! Not really gonna go into the finer points of this beer, but the overall finished product is flippin great. No problems with this beer at all.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 21:49:57 | More by 4thelvofbeer
4.84/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
On tap MacGregor's Grill and Taproom in Henrietta, NY.
An aged keg, this was a huge surprise to find.
Pours a ruby garnet brown color, with a quarter inch head that recedes into a film on top of the beer that looks like overhead view of a hurricane on a weather map. Very small splotches of lacing remain down the glass.
Aromas include vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, and sweet bourbon.
The taste is similar and quite complex. At different times, I taste oak, vanilla, bourbon, marshmallow, dark fruits (figs, cherries, raisins), caramel, and brown sugar. The alcohol is mellow and provides a subtle bite.
Medium bodied, creamy smooth mouthfeel. Very easy drinking, despite the ABV. Almost no carbonation after 3+ years of aging.
This was goddamn amazing. It's so drinkable, almost crushable, but it's best to savor the crap out of this one.
Serving type: on-tap
04-29-2014 01:17:02 | More by GreesyFizeek
Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.