Firestone 19 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 19 - Anniversary AleFirestone 19 - Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
“We blended together 235 oak barrels and four different beers creating something truly complex and exceptional.”–Brewmaster Matt Brynildson

Parabola / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 33.33% of Final Blend
-RussianImperial Oatmeal Stout

Stickee Monkee / Aged in Bourbon and Whiskey Barrels / 33.33% of Final Blend
-Central Coast Quad Brewed with Belgian Candi and Mexican Turbinado (brown) Sugar

Bravo / Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels / 16.6% of Final Blend
-Imperial Brown Ale

Velvet Merkin / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 16.6% of Final Blend
-Traditional Oatmeal Stout

Added by WCKDVBZ on 08-14-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
116
Ratings:
591
pDev:
6.09%
 
 
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Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Toasty, dark chocolatey, fruity, caramely, complex, coffee aftertaste, molasses, bourbon, sweet brandy, dried dark fruit

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobv
3.77/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Labor Day weekend notes:
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch light tan head over a brown body with some lacing. Nose of caramel, raisins, with a definite barley wine aroma. Taste of raisins and barley wine. Good feel and overall, I was hoping for better. Cheers!

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Photo of grover37
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep brown, some light shows through around the edges. Smells like bourbon, chocolate, caramel, toffee, basically, it smells like a bourbon BA quad. Taste is super complex, I'm not good enough at this to describe it, but I'll attempt it. There is a lot of bourbon flavor, some chocolate, caramel, dates, toffee, maybe some coffee at the end. Mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated, and kinda sticky, like it coats your mouth. This is an amazing blend of beers, try it if you can.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes -2016 trip to Central Coast. Had on tap at Barrelworks; couple of 3oz pours. Another excellent blended brew. Sticker Monkey really came through and stood out above the Parabola. Other beers really added well to complexity. Just a huge woody quad with a super full Imp stout. Then swatches of taste and smoothness from the brown and the oats. Big thumbs up.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sohearn
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from vanlingleipa a while back. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A clear light brown pour yields a big, four finger, fizzier, foamy light brown head with good retention. Bistre brown body, clear, with no real carbonation. Head fades down to a foamy cap. A splotchy wisp and ring remain until the end leaving dots of lacing gown the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Lots of caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla and cream, coconut, and a decent dose of bourbon as well.

TASTE: Lots of bourbon and caramel sweetness up front, with toffee, vanilla and oak at the swallow. Big finish of bourbon, oak, milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, toffee and butterscotch sweetness lingers on the palate. Plenty of booze as well.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down okay with a big burn after the swallow, finishing somewhat sticky. Some decent heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is excellent. Boozy for sure and the fizzy head isn’t all that great, but the flavor and aroma are top notch. A good feel on this one to boot. FW usually does a great job with these anniversary blends and this is no exception to that. One that’s well worth the effort and price tag if you see it. Thanks again, vanilingleipa. Always a pleasure.

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Photo of vidisad
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MurphDog14
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdFed
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A masterpiece of complex bourbon, and blending. No carbonation yet a special barleywine. Smooth with above average mouthfeel. light brown, caramelized sweetness. Dangerously drinkable.

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

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunsjammer
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bottle on Thanksgiving with arizcards.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of TboneRN
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DudMan
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Firestone 19 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 591 ratings