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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 16 - Anniversary AleFirestone 16 - Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

987 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 987
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 130
Gots: 496 | FT: 41
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 11-15-2012)
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Photo of ricknelson
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firestone's 16th Anniversary Ale came 4th in my recent beer tasting of Firestone Walker's top beers. Out of the seven BA guys we had at the tasting. Firestone's 16th Anniversary Ale got an average rating of 4.09 from the 7 judges. Being that it was 2 years old, and a retired beer, it held up pretty well.

ricknelson, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

beernads, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

SuperbikeShaun, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

calcnerd, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

atone315, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of bonez05404
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

bonez05404, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into 25oz snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown woody color with a finger of creamy dark tan head that faded into a faint soft collar that left a touch of soapy lace.
S: Rich and potent notes of bourbon, leather, sweet molasses, raisin, and caramel. Mild spice and faint bakers chocolate as well.
T: Follows the nose with boozy flavors (not heat) of bourbon barrel spice, caramel and sweet molasses, vanilla, slight anise, and dried wood. Finish is woody, hints of vanilla, and the aftertaste is full of bourbon, sugar and chocolate. Not much tobacco. Not much hops but the aftertaste is still pretty bitter. Kick of licorice and earthy herbal bitterness.
M: Full thick body, chewy and viscous mouthfeel, low carb, tingly mouth, decent alcohol booziness but not necessarily warm. More bitter than I remember the last couple years being.
O: Not as good as I remember the last couple years being either. This one has a great flavor but a rougher mouthfeel. Still very drinkable, but maybe needs another year in the bottle.

scottfrie, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

blabaer, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

millelacsmark, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

FondueVoodoo, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of _solskei
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wasn't sure how this Anniversary would match up with the Parabola and others aged 1+ years. It was actually delightful. I was hesitant, because the '12 Anniversary off the shelf wasn't near as good as some of the years prior, in my opinion. But... it was very good. The recipe for '13 seems a bit bolder and I'm anxious to trying that one next year this time. This one, great recipe even aged at a year. Thinned a little toward the end.

_solskei, Mar 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

TriageStat, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

mquartuccio87, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Agnarr, Feb 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

jp110099, Feb 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Feb 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

TheDrunkenDeer, Feb 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Twig2848, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

stereosforgeeks, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-medium to dark brown color with a nice light tan head and some lacing

S-caramel, toffee, dark fruit, chocolate,vanilla, bourbon, light oak

T-toasted malt, caramel, toffee, raisins, chocolate, oak, bourbon

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth, little booziness

O-great flavors, loved sipping this and even more enjoyable as it warmed

MDDMD, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

cultclassic89, Feb 09, 2014
Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.