Stickee Monkee | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
2,521
Reviews:
295
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.3%
 
 
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Photo of Jasons483
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeK89
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a short chalice shows a deep dark reddish brown body with a medium sized bubble 1/8in light brown head that quickly bubbles away to nothing and leaves no head. The absence of which is my only complaint.
Aroma and flavors match. All the varied colors of bourbon emit from this elixer including vanilla, molasses, leather, oak, and tobacco. In addition, a slight hint of stone fruit comes in late on the pallette just after the booze burn hits.
Mouthfeel is tongue coating-ly full and enhances the overall sweetness, however it still clears the pallette with just a bitter mist.
Overall this is a lovely, well-crafted after-dinner sipper or the perfect night cap.

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Photo of beerbones
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajdemma
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peaches13
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _nickg_
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zshaft
3.18/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 2017 12oz bottle

It is a dark ruby/garnet-brown. Slightly transparent. A very minimal light tan, cola like head fizzles out quickly into a quarter thick ring.

It smells really sweet with some carmalized sugars, vanilla, and coconut. There is also a noticeable bourbon alcohol, and some faint fruit.

The flavors pop a little more than the aroma. A very candied sweetnes with browned brown sugar/molasses, along with caramel, vanilla, red grapes, apple, oak, and bourbon that is just a touch boozy. There is a kiss of bitterness at the end.

The body is medium in consistency and has some lively carbonation.

Objectively, it is just a bit hot with the barrel presence being the predominant aroma and flavor, but that works for me.

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Photo of Juggerr
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.76/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaBrewski
4.97/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a nice change from the excellent bourbon barrel stouts that we live with these days. The bourbon does explode coming out of the chute. So does the candy taste from the exotic sugars. This is an epic quad. The heat is there but not overpowering. However, at 12.5% its a sipper for me.

The packaging of the bottle is cool too.

If you can find it buy it. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Mikey2333
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHDoyle
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Description: Deep brown, ruby color with absolutely no head; it honestly looked like a glass of wine if not for the color. Big, bold aroma with dark fruit notes, cherry, wood/oak and sweet Turbinado sugar. Complex, layered and unmuddled. Taste is sweet and sugary with strong hits of bourbon, dark fruit caramel and cherry. Feel is thinner than expected but probably appropriate for a quad with little carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Medium rare prime rib

If you like this beer then you should also try: No Rules

Overall: 4.5 (This beer is very good and I would definitely drink it again) For anyone who cares, this bottle was from 2015 and I drank it in 2017. Really complex beer that it's difficult to categorize. It's marketed as a quad, but you could make the argument that it's a Barleywine or an Old Ale, too. Whatever it is, it's darn good. This is a sipper for sure, almost a dessert beer, and one you should definitely get your hands on if you have the chance.

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4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour reveals a deep chestnut brown beer, light around the edges, and a dark tan head. Aromas are booze up front, then the stone fruit, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar jump in. I am now officially drooling.

The taste has the booze, in the guise of heat, but the dark fruit, caramel, and molasses flavors jump in immediately and tamp the booze down, making this an extraordinary sipper.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. Bottle/Box
2017 Vintage, No. 004

Poured into a tulip a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small/fizzy creamy light tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, very nice chocolate/toffee, vanilla, very nice bourbon note, oaky, roasty, really nice dark fruits (cherries, figs, raisins, grapes, plums). The taste is very nice, malty, chocolate/toffee, nice vanilla, dark fruits (cherries, figs, raisins, grapes, plums), really nice bourbon/oak, some roastyness. Full Body, ABV hidden very well, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew. Been wanting to try this for a long time. Glad I have another bottle.

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 2,521 ratings.
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