Stickee Monkee | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Stickee MonkeeStickee Monkee
BA SCORE
97.5%
Liked This Beer
4.47 w/ 2,563 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:
#144
Reviews:
304
Ratings:
2,563
Liked:
2,500
Avg:
4.47/5
pDev:
8.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
632
Gots:
1,193
Trade:
114
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Vintage 2017. Consumed on 9/21/17. "Let It Bleed" playing - a tough call between that and "Sticky Fingers," but I opted for the "Monkey Man" rather than the "Sticky Fingers." Either would've paired well with this beer, I think. Big shout-out of thanks to my brother-in-law, JB, for picking this up for me. . . .

A: Poured at about cellar temperature (I let the bottle sit out for awhile) from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black. Pitch black. However, when there's a light immediately behind it, it hints of chestnut brown on the edges. A light-brown head on top dissipates quickly.

S: Sugar. Bourbon. And wood. Touch of vanilla. Really nice nose for the style.

T: Follows the nose, with a big punch of bourbon the most obvious trait noticed initially. Thereafter I get oak, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses and raisins. Finishes with big-time booziness, which really isn't much of a surprise. I mean, how do you hide 12.5% ABV in a beer? One potential solution: throw in a shit-ton of sugar! Which the folks at Firestone-Walker appear to have done with this beer, though that may have been counterproductive, as the Lucha Libre yeast strain activated, ate up all that sugar and pissed out alcohol. Anyway, after a few sips, the booziness on the aftertaste is replaced by sugary sweetness.

M: Full-bodied, heft-wise. Surprisingly low on carbonation; this beer drinks with a near slick smoothness that is unexpected for the style.

O: I don't think I'm more than a few sips into this beer and I'm feeling it - both in the belly and in the head. Could be an early night to bed as this beer knocks me out.

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4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.5%
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5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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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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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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 2,563 ratings
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