Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #6
Ranked #1,563
4.28 | pDev: 7.01%
Sep 19, 2023
Jun 01, 2007
Imperial Brown Ale - This beer is then aged for up to a year in used Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.
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Rated: 4.29 by hopley from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2023
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown beer that's slightly amber around the edges. THe beer is topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger and a half of off white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of caramel and brown sugar with some hints of barrel and faded oily hops.
T: Taste is caramel, some oak and woodspice, hints of citrus and pine from the hops, a touch of vanilla and some brown sugar sweetness. On the finish there's more oily citrus and pine with some lingering oak, caramel, and brown sugar.
M: This beer has a body which is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is slightly effervescent and adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish due to the ABV.
O: Overall this is a really good beer. Great flavors and decent complexity that also stands up well to some age.
Aug 04, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Apr 07, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Feb 02, 2023
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Consumed in 2023. Quite a revelation in a field of mild brown ales. Nothing mild here. Brown liquid with a sturdy, beige head. Oak and bourbon come through in delightful waves, but never too much. Bourbon strength is balanced with a fig and chocolate sweetness, creating a beer that evolves throughout the taste, leaving a deep, luxurious finish. Work of art here.
Jan 19, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
More barrel aged barley wine than brown ale, but regardless of how you classify this beer, it’s is a tasty beer. Very well done, with the barrel aging moderated but strong. A beautiful clear amber brown. Warming, smooth and a hint of sweetness.
Dec 15, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by bubseymour from Maryland

Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
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Reviewed by atigerlife from Hawaii

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
August 2022: Poured an opaque brown with a small light brown collar [fridge temp]

Aroma of prunes, molasses, bread, wood, bourbon with some alcohol notes.

Taste of of dark bread, prunes, chocolate, figs, fudge, vanilla. Some winey taste in there too. Definitely evolved as it warmed. Got better and better [or that could be the alcohol talking]

Mouthfeel was somewhat heavy on the tongue

Overall, very nice especially given its age. Held up well over the years. The beer reminded me of a warm blanket sitting in front of a fire. Nice.
Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by Dicers from California

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by notchucknorris from California

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Nov 04, 2021
Bravo from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 570 ratings