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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

988 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 988
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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Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass:

A look: Pours a dark brown with a nice copper head and moderate retention. Lacing isn't too prominent.

Smells complex: Oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, fruits, roasted malts, and boozy.

First sip: Really tasty. Raisen bread comes to mind, with the §ucaba coming through prominently. Toffee, chocolate, oak, caramel, and vanilla.. very delicious.

On the palate: Billowy, rich, full, and smooth. Sits well and goes down easy.

The verdict: Pretty awesome. This is a cool series by FW, and they continue to amaze me with the quality of stuff they put out. I'm glad I have another one I can age for a while and compare my notes with.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

THANKS, MATT!

A-Dark mahogany, chestnut body. off-white head, which sprouts well from the pour and settles nicely around the rim, leaving a subtle ring that doesn't dissolve completely.

S-First it's subtlety: toasted oak, char like lightly burnt toast, vanilla beans, mocha, molasses. After ten+ minutes, it devolves to mostly vanilla, oak, and a very prominent grain tinge; hello, tequila.

T: Off the bat: chocolate, caffe latte, leather, tobacco?, burnt ends, but after half the bottle and a drop in temperature, the flavor profile is undeniably dominated by tequila. the tequila flavor lingers like only tequila can: spreads the palate and doesn't leave. the PNC component is dominant, domineering. wow.

M: Surprisingly light for 13%. this should be thicker, fattier i guess. it's incredibly smooth-bodies for the style/percentage.

O: TEQUILA. really. so emphatic and prevalent, it takes over the last half of the bottle as it breathes. this is a unique brew with a blend i doubt will be replicated anywhere. even by FW's standards.

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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.