Stickee Monkee | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Stickee MonkeeStickee Monkee
BA SCORE
97.5%
Liked This Beer
4.47 w/ 2,554 Ratings
Stickee MonkeeStickee Monkee
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#146
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
2,554
Liked:
2,491
Avg:
4.47/5
pDev:
8.28%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
632
Gots:
1,192
Trade:
114
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Photo of jbdpsu82
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osseo222000
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out an opaque, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of bourbon, dark dried fruits and toasty malt. Rich boozy flavor with hints of malt, dried fruits and toffee.

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Photo of Tomesco
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bl00
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kbrady10
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Epopt
3.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuhndog
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Destiney
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

2016 version gift bottle from by brother arizcards,,,thanks bro!

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Photo of SargeMcCluck
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost black with a satisfying gloop. The head dissipates rather quickly, for a quad.

Complex layers of sweetness are apparent on the nose - from straight sugar, to syrup, to the molasses qualities of dark fruit. The barrel character is not initially apparent, but opens up as the beer warms.

Much the same is to be said of the taste. The sweet intensity is cloying at first - like sucking raisin juice through a sugar cube. If only for this reason, the beer is definitely a sipper, appearing almost like a thickened, fortified wine. Tobacco and oak eventually comes through.

Though it's not going to please everyone, Stickee Monkee is something that I would still encourage any beer lover to try - if not only for the fact that it truly pushes the boundaries of what a beer is.

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

Photo of FirstInLine
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 22oz. Dark brown with some interesting lightness around the edges of the glass. Nose of bourbon. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors, brown sugar to start. Then comes the vanilla, bourbon barrel, and dark fruit like plum. As it warms the dark fruit and brown sugar sweetness become more prominent. Only minor downside is the alcohol heat is noticeable on the finish. Huge beer, one of my favorites.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

L: Very dark amber, almost black. With a small tan head, moderate retention; a small tan ring, that leaves spotty lacing.

S: Bourbon, oak barrel, toasted coconut, cherry, vanilla, molasses, maple syrup, cinnamon, toffee, plum, raisin, date, a touch of fig. Also caramel, cocoa powder, cacao nib.

T: Bourbon upfront, tons of vanilla, toasted coconut; caramel, toffee, almonds, snickerdoodle cookies, biscuit, banana bread; dark fruits, cherry, raisin, prune, fig; then some straw/hay, and then some clove. Finishes well-balanced between candy sweetness and dryness.

F: Medium-bodied. Sort of light-bodied, with fizzy carbonation; with a lightly dry finish.

O: World-class.

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Photo of G-Hawk
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of liamt07
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vixie
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very deep ruby red, have to hold it up to the light to see it. It forms about on inch of a tan head that seems to stick around a bit, surprising considering the ABV.

The smell starts out sweet, then I can detect a few things. Brown sugar is prominent, along with vanilla and dark fruit. Does remind me a bit of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.

Starts out on the sweet side, reminds me a bit of maple syrup. There's also brown sugar, various dark fruit, and a lingering taste of bourbon.

Smooth as silk on the tongue, and solid enough to remind you this is a big beer.

Definitely one of the better US made quads I have tried. Very Belgian like on taste, although still not quite up to the authentic Belgian made ones. It is a big beer, not for the faint of heart, but well worth trying.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with some red light and literally no head (some thin bubbles though). Smells of syrup, brown sugar, dark fruits, syrup, and alcohol (bourbon?). Taste is of sweet maple syrup, raisins, bourbon, brown sugar, dark bitter cherries, and other fruits. Medium-heavy body and very light carbonation (which I'm not at all used to in normal Trappist Quads). Overall a pretty stellar beer, however, it does not remind me of the Quads I've previously tried.

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Photo of Ivan52
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 2,554 ratings
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