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Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 15 - Anniversary AleFirestone 15 - Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
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992 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 158
Gots: 737 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

18% Helldorado (11.7% ABV) Blonde Barley Wine.
17% Sticky Monkey (12.5% ABV) English Barley Wine.
17% Bravo (13.5% ABV) Imperial Brown Ale.
13% Double Double Barrel Ale (11.5% ABV) Double Strength English Pale Ale.
11% Good Foot (14.3 ABV) American Barley Wine.
10% Velvet Merkin (8.6% ABV) Traditional Oatmeal Stout.
9% Parabola (13% ABV) Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout.
5% Double Jack (9.5% ABV) Double India Pale Ale.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-08-2011)
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-26-2011 18:59:21 | More by TeamUgly
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

10-31-2012 22:43:36 | More by itsthepleats
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Deivos


2/5  rDev -54%

04-24-2012 02:10:12 | More by Deivos
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caskstrength

Minnesota

2.2/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

2nd bottle I've had. I wish I had only bought one. (or none)

Pours a cola brown, adequate carbonation. Looks sort of thin.

Smells are dr. pepper with some cheap bourbon (or Southern Comfort) thrown in. Some esters come through (didn't like those in Abacus either). No richness or deep dark smells.

Tastes are, not surprisingly, dr. pepper with some cheap brown spirits thrown in. A warm mixed drink sitting on the table you tried a few hours later after the party, just for shits and giggles. Simple brown sugar sweetness with some poorly matched alcohol is not what I was expecting here.

Thinner than it should be, but it matches the thin flavors, so at least it's consistent.

Poured it out. This beer is a failure. I didn't have Abacus fresh, but whatever went wrong with that beer over time went wrong here in spades.
I guess I'm not a Firestone Walker barrel guy, so more for all you.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:26:16 | More by caskstrength
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drjman


4/5  rDev -8%

05-30-2012 15:43:28 | More by drjman
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California

4/5  rDev -8%

04-06-2012 11:16:05 | More by Ultraman9000
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Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-17-2012 13:04:39 | More by horrorspecialty
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-22-2013 01:28:01 | More by stpaulsipper07
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Rckmo10

California

4/5  rDev -8%

11-25-2011 05:11:13 | More by Rckmo10
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2012 02:47:57 | More by mcintire78
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 23:36:20 | More by JVB
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Washington

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply one of the most complex, balanced, fruity, chocolatey, sherry-like, velvety, silky creations I've ever tasted.

On balance, it's definitely sweet, and perhaps it could use a bit more roastiness to dry it out a tad, but its flavor is so voluptuous that I really couldn't knock it down even a tenth.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 19:57:33 | More by Impfan
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

12-01-2011 03:57:36 | More by hopluva1
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-22-2012 07:00:40 | More by ScrimshawFan
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Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to urbancaver for this one. Deuce to oversized tulip. Looks good; opaque from the barreling. I've been stuffy, so I can't thoroughly enjoy the bouquet, but I can make out scents of bourbon and vanilla. The taste is great. As others have mentioned, you can definitely notice the 5% DIPA, but in a good way.the mouthfeel is great too, especially for 12.5%. Dangerously drinkable. Overall, a great beer that is worth the hefty price tag.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 22:41:27 | More by b3shine
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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California

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8%

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New York

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Nevada

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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California

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Texas

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Illinois

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Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.