Stickee Monkee | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
It has been said that the only constant is change and the same is true for barrel-aged beers. Cut from a similar recipe, this barrel-aged Quad evolves and shows a different face each year; a result of time spent aging in the barrel. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico adds wonderful molasses flavors that are reminiscent of Belgian candi sugar. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over; toasted oak, coconut, leather and rich cigar tobacco.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 11-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#206
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
2,820
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
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Photo of couchsitta
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Pours a deep dark murky brown, can about see grains of brown sugars floating around, small thin tan head falls fast to small ringed bubbles that surprisingly laces pretty well.

Aroma is sweet malty goodness lots of sugars , molasses, brown sugars floating around and dark fruits. Earthy , woody vanilla light bourbon notes hints of old leather and smoke.

Taste is spot on to the nose a big malty sugary treat with light bourbon notes that enhance instead of distract from this brew. Lots of sugary goodness dark fruits earthy, leather, smoke, vanilla flavor lingers on and on bourbon and anise light alcohol notes all mingled together.

Mouthfeel a little weird fells lighter then it should be on first sip but seems to gain body from the amount of sugary malts just sticking to the tongue maybe. Carbonation is mellow thank the Lord some beers of this style seem to be over carbonated.

Overall this is one damn fine American version of this hard to do style, would be hard pressed to say when I have a a better one.

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Photo of paul130
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasty

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Photo of Abross
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcasher
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2016 Bomber
Pours a rich brown with minimal fizzy khaki head.
Lots of lacing.
Smells of rich figs bourbon, sweet malt, and subtle wood.
Taste bursts with fig followed by bourbon and barrel.
Very sweet.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

very good brew with flavors of bourbon, wood, chocolate covered caramel, figs, dates, and chocolate syrup mixed with espresso and hints of tobacco and smoke

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Photo of Shantzak
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a perfect quad, especially for an American brewery! What a great beer...

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

Photo of lsthwy
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DIM
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reinmogard
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't know what makes it a "central coast quad", but what a great example of a solid belgian quad enhanced by bourbon barrels.

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Photo of drrone
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Berknerj
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dirtyjerk
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

2018. Another barrel-aged winner from FW. Lovely in the glass with a darkest brown hue and a deep garnet glow in the depths. The aroma is wonderful, featuring whiskey, dark preserved fruits and a hint of leather. And the taste measures up to the standard set by the nose. Cherries, prunes and vanilla, booze, wood and a little white pepper, just the right sweetness and much more. It’s a beer to be explored slowly. Feel is great too, light at first, then settling into a slightly more viscous body that allows the long finish to linger and linger. A truly great California take on a classic Belgian style.

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Photo of bmf5581
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tomahock
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nearly a buck an ounce. Makes it the single most expensive bottle of beer I’ve ever bought. So this review takes that into consideration.

So, this beer is really good. It’s good up front. Pour is unrepresentative. The coarse-headed foam dissipates in moments. Nose is like most dark ales but with a tiny extra bit of smoke. First sip sets the stage. Second sip starts to show it. Third sip and beyond... impressive. I’ve tasted turbinado sugar as a granulated sugar and that’s where this beer shines. Up front, mouth and finish are good, but the risidual is amazing. It fills the cracks of the mouth and the back pallet with toasted marshmallow and sherry notes. Lasts for literally 60 seconds and longer. Molasses, maple, salt... very rich. Whew, good.

Worth the dollar an ounce? Yeah but only on rare occasion. But for SURE at least once. Nothing like it in my experience.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,820 ratings