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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 140
Gots: 499 | FT: 38
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle given out at the anniversary release party at FW in a stone barley wine glass.

A: dark rich color with excellent head retention.

S: vanilla malt.

T: smooth and complex vanilla, whiskey, and caramel that rolls over the tongue with exceptional ease. Surprised with very little alcohol taste considering the ABV.

M: thick and rich, amazing aftertaste of vanilla

O: amazing amazing amazing

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber from BevMo in late November for $22.99.

Beer poured a dark brown with a decent tan head upon the initial pour.

Nose is lovely, vanilla and bourbon with some dark fruits.

Taste is crazy good, vanilla and bourbon, dark fruits, some hints of chocolate blended artfully together to form a delightfully aged bourbon barleywine stout.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall a superb beer that is masterfully crafted. For the abv it is only slightly warming and not cloying. Glad i could experience this gem. I hope i can snag a bottle of the 17th anniversary!

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

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger light mocha head

S- Toffee, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, oak, sweet, a lot going on here.

T- Ok, there is a lot of good stuff going on there. Chocolate, toffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, some coffee, brown sugar, cherries, some rye spice, touch of tequila, some heat but it works.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium to full body, some heat.

O- A great beer worth the price tag. Complexity left me wanting more and made me drink this at a pace much quicker than I am use to. Very tasty, very drinkable,would like to see how this ages.

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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.