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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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Ratings: 1,012
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 137
Gots: 504 | FT: 42
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:
Beer added by: AgentMunky on 11-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

23% Velvet Merkin
22.5% Stickee Monkee
20.3% Double Double Barrel Ale
10.8% Parabola
8.1% PNC
5.4% Helldorado
5.4% Bravo
4.5% Wookey Jack
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Photo of pkalix
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

some chocolate milk head but that went away quickly. very very dark brown in the glass, no lacing, just unorganized foamy bubbles on the side of the glass. smell is very beautiful. bourbon is very nice layered on top of some lighter coffee, toffee roasted malts, vanilla. taste is the same and very well-balanced, very smooth. all I can say is 'wow'. a little bitter on the sides, but this is extremely smooth and velvety. I didn't research this much before I opened it so I was intrigued when I read what Phelps wrote in his review back in July. quite a mix of some decent brew. before I even continue with this, and I think I just want to relax and enjoy this one, I will recommend you scroll down to read what Phelps wrote as that was a really nice description....
mmm, lingering chocolate and not in a novelty way. this is really an almost perfect brew. this one is truly "good to the last drop".

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jonada
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours dark brown with 2 fingers of a light tan creamy head. Appears black in once in the glass, but when held up to light reveals hints of brown and dark ruby red.

Smell: Bourbon, caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of coconut.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, roasted malt, caramelized sugar, toffee, tequila, slight earthiness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation on the low end of medium.

Overall: Incredibly complex beer. Each smell and sip seems to yield additional flavors and aromas. This is a beer that's worth seeking out.

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.