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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

949 Ratings
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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 131
Gots: 488 | 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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BierJager89

California

4.66/5  rDev +7.1%

Had a free sample on tap, poured into a shot glass.

A: Dark brown, nearly black with a brown ring of head.

S: Vanilla, oak, some citrus, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, grass and coconut in the nose. Smells like a bourbon barrel aged black ale.

T: Starts off fruity, like a citric IPA, but not bitter, followed by chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and vanilla/oak bourbon character. Delicious and quite interesting.

O: Try it if you can. It's really good. I couldn't find bottles of it anywhere. This was my first Firestone Anniversary Ale and I can't wait to try next years. Lucky I'll have Sucaba and Parabola to comfort me.

01-18-2013 20:34:47 | More by BierJager89
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bhir

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -31%

01-18-2013 20:28:48 | More by bhir
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -10.8%

A - Pours dark, dark burgundy that's borderline black with a thick, one fingered cream/toffee colored head, it eventually leaves a thick, frothy ring. Swirl the glass and it's semi-viscous and clings to the sides.

S - Oak, bourbon, cherries, dark fruit, chocolate, cream, and light coffee notes.

T - The first noticeable thing is the rather bold alcohol, boozy presence with lots of warming on the way down. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, leather, dark fruit, and dark chocolate bitterness finishes things out. Leaves a coating of dark chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon that lingers for awhile, the bourbon eventually dies out and leaves the chocolate and vanilla on the palate.

M - Medium body and one would expect a thicker beer judging buy the aroma, somewhat slick, and velvet smooth.

O - I always enjoy a good barrel aged beer but it's overly boozy right now which detracts from the complexity. Purchase multiple bottles, try one now, then cellar the rest, and revisit in 10-12 months to see if and how it mellows. I think this will definitely be better with some age on it and will revisit my review at that time.

01-18-2013 03:23:22 | More by jzeilinger
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev -8%

01-17-2013 22:44:50 | More by Ralphs66
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GregoryMo

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-17-2013 05:06:50 | More by GregoryMo
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

01-16-2013 15:43:39 | More by Thorpe429
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-16-2013 13:08:12 | More by ChicagoNick
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Davit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-16-2013 06:17:58 | More by Davit
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Chadhowie

California

3.59/5  rDev -17.5%

I like Firestone. I think they have some good beers and some decent beers. I was stoked to try this anniversary after hearing that it is a blend (stoked and worried, that is); I was pleasantly surprised by the complexity and flavor, however, and would recommend this beer.

01-16-2013 00:27:33 | More by Chadhowie
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C2H5

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-15-2013 06:47:53 | More by C2H5
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steinz

Washington

4/5  rDev -8%

01-15-2013 05:56:02 | More by steinz
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-15-2013 02:50:42 | More by chefduff2
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-15-2013 02:36:09 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-14-2013 08:00:03 | More by Callmecoon
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-14-2013 06:55:44 | More by Rollzroyce21
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2013 02:00:01 | More by theminutemen
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2013 00:03:02 | More by CanisMajor
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JOrtt

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-13-2013 02:00:32 | More by JOrtt
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kdown

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-12-2013 22:33:25 | More by kdown
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

01-12-2013 20:53:42 | More by SpdKilz
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Beezee

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

01-12-2013 04:06:22 | More by Beezee
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-11-2013 22:20:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

01-11-2013 15:08:34 | More by vonnegut21
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

01-11-2013 14:28:48 | More by Kaydogg
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8%

01-11-2013 00:53:01 | More by hoppymcgee
Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.