Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
30% Bravo Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale
25% Stickee Monkey Barrel-Aged English Barley Wine
15% Velvet Merkin Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout
15% Parabola Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Oatmeal Stout
8% Double Double Barrel Ale
4% Helldorado Barrel-Aged Blonde Barley Wine
3% Wookey Jack Black Rye India Pale Ale

Added by StoutSnob40 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
1,428
pDev:
7.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Ctb6582
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter a deep dark brown, almost black. About 1 finger of irregularly shaped bubbles in the head that left deep lacing. Smells of stone fruit, leather, and red wine. Tastes about the same. Moderate bitterness is well balanced by the malt these guys really know what they're doing in the blend.

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Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of admonster00
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Zythophile
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: sometime in 2013
Palate Contaminants: grilled meat

Appearance is a really dark brown, but it does let some light through. There's hardly any head.

The smell is buttery and smoky. It has a lot of what I could best describe as burnt molasses. There's also a hint of spices (cinnamon), but the molasses are the main thing. Definitely cola in there, as well. Overall, it doesn't seem to volatilize particularly well.

The buttery savoriness is the first taste I get, then there are a whole bunch of other things behind that. The next flavor is charred barrel, but it's in the acceptable range. From that emerge some sweeter flavors. Very heavy sweet tea is there, like brick tea with a drop of clove honey. It is a bit like dark rum, too, and I definitely get the alcohol. It gets sweeter as it warms up, mostly from nondescript dried fruits, although I can pick out prunes. There some anise in there, also.

The aftertaste is somehow a little bit spicy. The aftertaste is dominated by cloves and burnt sugar. There's not much carbonation, still.

I have one more bottle, and I don't know how much longer I'm going to let it sit.

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kell50
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyrushire
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trekbiker3000
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Houser
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of singlespeed
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mordhaus
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of winningwes91
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingmaker
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Caramel, brown sugar, tobacco, bourbon, oak, brandy, vanilla, cocoa, cola

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Photo of LXIXME
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheldman
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 1,428 ratings