Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 14 - Anniversary AleFirestone 14 - Anniversary Ale

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The blend consists of: 31% Double Double Barrel Ale, 29% Sticky Monkey, 27% Parabola, 7% Velvet Merkin, 3% Good Foot, 3% Black Xantus

Added by ZX6Chris on 11-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Basically black, spotty lacing, bits of islands.

Raisin, molasses, dark chocolate, bits of cherry, vanilla, fudge, caramel, licorice, on and on...

Aforementioned with an emphasis on dark chocolate and bitter coffee, lots of bourbon in this one.

Very nice mouthfeel, exactly how a stout like this should be - dense.

Very nice.

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4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pitch black with a creamy caramel colored head.

S: Roasty chocolate with oaky bourbon.

T: Huge oaky bourbon upfront into a chocolate raspberry flavor. Very good, reminded me a lot of WWS actually.

M: Thick and creamy with very light carbonation.

O: Very complex with a very stout like feel and taste.

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4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle poured into a taster glass:
A: thick, dark brown pour, minimal head with no staying power
S: sweetness with dark fruit, bacon, heavy bourbon, slight vanilla
T: big, big bourbon flavor, alcohol, brown sugar, toffee, figs
M: Warms the tongue and throat with alcohol, thin to medium body
O: Fantastic blend, had this on tap when it was released and found it too boozy, after ten months of aging it is drinking perfect

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4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark dark brown with red highlights when held up to the light. Less than a one finger head that recedes to a creamy ring.

The aroma is rich and full of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, and booze! the alcohol scent is powerful yet it works. Hints of vanilla and oak from the barrels. Looks like a stout, smells like a barleywine!

The taste follows the nose with lots more vanilla in the forefront. Great smoky oak fr the barrel and a hint if cherry and dark fruit. Scrumptious!

Very low carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel. Little alcohol kick at the end.

Such a treat. Definitely worth the price. It is a true work of art and I'm glad I found one hiding at a local store.

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Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 715 ratings.
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