Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.09/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
pours a cola brown, cloudy, dark, creamy head
rich vanilla and sweet bourbon. candied fruit and molasses
similar to nose, very smooth vanilla and oak bourbon. sweet candy and molasses with a touch of chocolate.
mild to moderate carbonation, a lot of burn on the gums and lips. the heat really reminds you this is 13% and barrel aged.
smooth, good stuff. a great evening sipper.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2013 14:23:26 | More by hooliganlife
3.84/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served in tulip. Poured an almost muddy dark brown, no translucence, but not really black either, with just under 1/2 inch of medium brown head that had low-to-medium retention and pretty good lacing.
The aroma was fantastic, lots of deep, rich malts, a hint of stone fruit, just a touch of yeast, and a barely noticeable alcohol scent. On the tongue though, the alcohol hit hard, fast, and sharp at the front. The blend of malts and fruit took possession of the middle, with alcohol and fruit sharing the finish.
The body was nicely smooth and even, and surprisingly dry for as sweet as it was. Drinkability was good, for such a big beer, but I probably wouldn't have 2 in a row. Overall, a great beer. A must try if you see it.
Serving type: on-tap
06-14-2013 21:22:30 | More by beertunes
4.49/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz into a tulip. Pours a murky mahogany brown w/ a thin beige head that settles to a transparent film of sea foam. No lacing but it does leave some boozy, sudsy legs on the glass with a swirl.
Aroma is a rich, complex blend of toffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark brown sugar, molasses, and booze. Wowee zowee.
Taste, likewise, is complex and flavorful. Tons of dark sugars, bourbon, molasses, toffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, rum-soaked pipe tobacco, and peaty smoky char.
Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, rich and dessert-like. A real sipper of a beer.
Overall, what else did we expect here but another masterpiece of blending and barrel aging by Firestone Walker? These guys know exactly what they're doing and they keep getting better at it.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 04:33:03 | More by draheim
Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.