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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
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world-class

934 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 130
Gots: 489 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 11-15-2012)
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-26-2014 01:15:27 | More by calcnerd
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2014 18:21:11 | More by atone315
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2014 11:44:56 | More by bonez05404
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scottfrie

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 01:24:24 | More by scottfrie
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-14-2014 18:07:39 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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blabaer

California

4/5  rDev -8%

03-12-2014 02:30:41 | More by blabaer
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-09-2014 22:05:30 | More by ygtbsm94
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2014 18:13:13 | More by millelacsmark
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8%

03-06-2014 17:39:43 | More by FondueVoodoo
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_solskei

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 23:57:50 | More by _solskei
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-03-2014 21:43:39 | More by TriageStat
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mquartuccio87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-02-2014 22:35:10 | More by mquartuccio87
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2014 22:48:46 | More by jaymo18
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Agnarr


4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2014 16:45:47 | More by Agnarr
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

02-17-2014 16:45:14 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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jp110099

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-17-2014 03:42:46 | More by jp110099
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-15-2014 22:50:27 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-15-2014 07:39:43 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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Twig2848

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-11-2014 23:51:57 | More by Twig2848
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-10-2014 15:42:14 | More by stereosforgeeks
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 02:38:30 | More by MDDMD
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-09-2014 04:27:19 | More by cultclassic89
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

02-06-2014 01:20:02 | More by dspinler
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-04-2014 05:17:50 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-04-2014 00:24:31 | More by huddyball
Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.