Maltose Falcons Brownywine | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Maltose Falcons BrownywineMaltose Falcons Brownywine
BA SCORE
99.5%
Liked This Beer
4.44 w/ 202 ratings
Maltose Falcons BrownywineMaltose Falcons Brownywine
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brownywine - aged in Rum, Brandy and Boubon barrels.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
202
Liked:
201
Avg:
4.44/5
pDev:
6.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
30
Trade:
3
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Photo of Jeffo
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from ScottO a while back. Cheers! FW calls this one a brownywine.

From a bomber into a snifter
OG: 30.07 *P
FG: 7.52*P
IBU: 32
British Ale Yeast
Collaboration with the oldest homebrew club in LA for their 40th anniversary. Aged in rum, brandy and bourbon barrels.

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear light brown and yields a two finger, medium looking, light brown head with decent retention. Head fades quickly to a full wisp. Bistre brown body with no real carbonation evident. Slight wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of rum, brown sugar, caramel and toffee on the nose. Notes of oak and vanilla too. Spicy rum is the more prevalent barrel. Bold and enticing.

TASTE: Brown sugar and spicy rum flavors up front. Caramel sweetness as well. Lots of oak, rum and brown sugar at the swallow with lots of rum, oak, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, milk chocolate and spicy alcohol. Lots of sweetness and boozy barrel flavor.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little prickly on the palate, goes down fine and finishes rather sticky on the palate. Plenty of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is great! Really nice sweet malt and barrel flavors with lots of alcohol and spirit character. The different barrels certainly add interesting layers to this one and all the sweet malt character definitely works really well along side. A really tasty treat and well worth checking out if you can. Thanks again ScottO. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Crveballin
4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a murky brown color with noted variations.

Smell - The beer has a crisp boozy nose. The characteristics of the barrels melt together.

Taste - Initially, I detect big caramel. Candy Sugar and juniper berries round out the profile. The barrel seems to melt together. The brandy seems to be the most prominent barrel. Concord grapes from the brandy create the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The creaminess of the mouthfeel smooths what could be a hot beer.

Overall - This is another winner from Firestone Walker.

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Photo of Diet-z
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of masterofsparks
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aubzachsyd
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUQT
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaulFox
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mersh
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pmarlowe
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Snallygaster 2015. Plastic cup. Had 4 of these.

Pours a dark, murky, very dark amber tinted; tan head, with excellent retention. Aroma and flavor consist of candy and dark fruit, oak, sweet dark chocolate. Rich and pretty sweet BA barley wine. Good depth of flavor. Medium carbonation and medium-full body. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Overall, another wonderful contribution from the FW barrel program.

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Photo of mothman
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruby caramel brown color. tan head. Barlywine flavors all around. Huge malt flavor. Chocolate, caramel, molasses, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, and oakk. Bourbon shows the most, then rum, then brandy. Lots of barrel flavors. Good coconut notes. Impressive.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: An impressive bubble show creates a three fingered head that grows rocky above the root beer colored liquid; stringy lacing appears as the liquid is consumed

Smell: Exquisite aromatics are created by the combination of the three barrels, with the chocolate, caramel and vanilla tones building

Taste: Chocolate and caramel forward with vanilla tones arriving toward the middle; the barrels add a range of complexity, with the brandy most pronounced; rum and, to a lesser extent, bourbon also interplay; the finish is sweet and toasty

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Every time I have a barrel-aged beer from Firestone Walker I am impressed by how much farther along they are in their craft than almost every other brewery; this beer only adds to that reputation

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Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.84/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redgoatman
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gelasin
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KyleDavis
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared on 10/5 w/ @ucdru

Bottle was a gift from a friend

Poured into 12oz snifter

Tons of sweet molasses, raisin, some toasted oak and leather. The combo of barrels lends lots of fudge and chocolate flavor. The velvety mouthfeel made this great to sip for awhile.. The carbonation was spot on. It was bottled roughly a year-ish ago, and it's drinking wonderfully now. The 13.6% ABV is totally hidden.

Overall, excellent beer! 4.75/5

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Photo of ricoslim
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Maltose Falcons Brownywine from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99.5% out of 100 with 202 ratings
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