Stickee Monkee
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #5
Ranked #246
4.47 | pDev: 7.83%
Mar 12, 2023
Nov 07, 2010
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2014 bottle.

Stickee Monkee is a Belgian-style ale brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. This beer has received much recognition for its complex flavors and rich, dark appearance. It is a sipper, meant to be savored slowly and appreciated for its full range of flavors.

Appearance: Stickee Monkee has a deep, dark brown color with a hint of red. It has a fluffy, beige head that quickly dissipates. The beer is slightly cloudy with visible sediment, which is characteristic of a traditional Belgian-style ale.

Aroma: The aroma of Stickee Monkee is complex and full of depth. The beer has a strong aroma of dark fruit such as raisins, figs, and plums. It also has notes of caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of spicy, earthy hops.

Taste: The taste of Stickee Monkee is equally as complex as its aroma. It has a rich, malty sweetness with notes of dark fruit, caramel, and toasted malt. The beer also has a slight bitterness that balances out the sweetness and helps to round out the flavors. The finish is slightly spicy with a hint of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Stickee Monkee has a medium-to-full body with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The beer is not too heavy, but it is substantial enough to make you feel satisfied after just one sip. It also has a slight alcohol warmth that adds to the overall experience.

Overall Impression: Stickee Monkee is an outstanding beer that is perfect for those who appreciate complex and flavorful beers. It has a great balance of sweetness, bitterness, and alcohol warmth that makes it a great choice for those who love a strong, dark beer. The aroma and taste of this beer are incredibly rich and full of depth, making it an excellent choice for those who want to savor a beer slowly and appreciate it for its full range of flavors.
Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 version poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. After a short absence, I'm glad to see this beer back. It is still the fine sweet goodness I remember.
Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle 2018 vintage that turned up in my LBS this week poured into a chalice at 47°F 11.4% ABV. The beer pours opaque medium brown with light brown head. The head recedes to a thin ring and little else. No lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring candi sugar, raisin, bourbon and leather. The taste is semisweet caramel, bourbon and brown sugar with lingering tobacco, oak and leather on the finish. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium plus bodied with just less that average carbonation and a semi dry finish. ABV is well hidden with just a touch of heat on the back end and no ethanol aroma or taste. Overall, excellent.
Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Rare 2015 vintage draught pour at Apex Bar in Portland OR.
Presented flat. No foam at all. Deep brown, borders on black.
Smells great. Dark stone fruits and that famiiar Quad on the nose.
Taste is toes on the line too sweet, but it doesn’t become cloying or teeth-achingly so. I think maybe because it’s 7 years old, some if the nuances intended have been lost. But the dark brown sugar, stewed plums and oak barrel all make appearances throughout the chew.
Feel is very dense, quite viscous, no carbonation.
Overall, good to get a draught hit, but 7 years of hiding has worn its beauty down.
Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2018 vintage, poured into a FW mini snifter.

Dark brown pour with minimal carbonation. Scents of candi sugar, caramel, and dried fruit. Sweet flavor of candy, and a warming finish. Certainly a fine example of the style, and one that aged well.
Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 Vintage consumed on 10-30-2022

A bit of smoke on the opening of the bottle. Dark brown pouring with a 2 finger tan head, with a fairly aggressive pour. The retention is decent, and there's some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is strong with dark fruit - I get a lot of plum and raisin in the nose.
Taste - Tons of plum and raisin hit up front. There's a hint of caramel and toffee on the back. I also get a creamy flavor mixing in, almost a lactose flavor. This last thing surprised me, probably not getting it right.
The body is very thick and full. Smooth, and very little alcohol burn.
I love this beer, and so glad I bought it.
Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by tide from California

4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer is mahogany, dark brown color. The beer fizz with sound while pouring, but leaves a thin layer of foam only, which disappears very quickly. The beer smells dark, smoky, brown sugar, coffee, leather, molasses and whiskey barrel oaky. The wooden, oaky barrel aroma is distinct, it’s clearly a barrel-aged strong ale.

The beer is full bodied, velvety, latte creamy, with a bit of fizz tickling on tongue. The beer is moderate sweet (it’s 2016 bottle? 6 years later it’s still not dry?), with a bold palate, with a bit sour (tart cherry), light bitter and subtle salty at back. The taste is great, renders the beer bold, but the flavor is on the stout side than a quad (which should be drier?) to me. The malty backbone is strong, and there’s dark sugar (Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico) added which is not that fruity but with molasses and toffee candy hints. When I sip, I sense some dark chocolate, roasted chestnut nutty, alcohol burn, salted toffee candy, leather and tobacco earthiness, whiskey filled chocolate bottle, dried fig and raisin aromas. The beer taste bold, very malty and dark sugar characters, but it’s not ester heavy nor fruity. My feeling of this beer is a serious gentleman who will not wink or smile, but just sitting still and sipping cigar. This is a malty beverage, really malty, I think it may need another 5 years of aging to became more mellow. I expect more layers in this beer, but currently it’s just a bit too sweet (malty) to enjoy.
Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by bret27 from California

Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2017 vintage... poured from a boxed bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark mahogany grown pour... cloudy and with 2 fingers of off-white head. Great retention/lacing.

S: Rich and malty. Brown sugars, molasses, spice, and grains.

T.F: Semi-sweet and rich. Loads of toffee, caramel, and molasses. Dark fruits... with fig and baked raisin. Baking spice and plum. Tobacco, leather, vanilla, and oak. Boozy and smooth. Medium bodied... warming.

O: An elite Belgian Quad from California. Held up superbly in the cellar and a pleasure to finally crack this one.
Jul 18, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Affinity from Missouri

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Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

May 31, 2022
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Rated by tradershmulie from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sweet. Too sweet.
Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 vintage

Sweet overall but with a lot layers to keep it interesting. Brown sugar and toffee up front plus some subtle raisin. The end adds a nice lightly tart cherry note and subtle oak. The bourbon notes are smooth, mellow, and well incorporated.
Apr 11, 2022
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2016 Vintage. Poured at 54°. Brown with ruby body; good clarity; quick beige head; thin ring, poor cap retention, no lace; thin legs. Fruity esters; caramel malt, leather, tobacco, candied yams. Taste follows with caramel apple sweetness, bourbon, oak, and brown sugar/molasses. Feel is thin silk, body is medium, carbonation is light; faint warmth from 11.6%. abv. Overall a WC BA Quad style!, no oxidation after almost 6 years, the nose is heady fruity corse earthy aromas, the taste is subtle - rich umami base with dancing sweeter notes of sugar, fruit and Belgian yeast in the higher register. A beer worthy of aging and May even advance another 2-3 years taste-wise - onward Science!
Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by cd34 from Illinois

Mar 10, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by mvansis

Feb 13, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L: Pours a reddish brown, small khaki head fades quickly to a small ring, no lacing.
S: Fragrant it is, molasses, burnt sugar a hint of booze.
T: Lotsa stuff going on here, molasses, tobacco, coconut, burnt sugar and booze.
F: Medium bodied, not much carbonation.
O: Way to sweet, I had a hard time getting thru this.
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Rated: 4.43 by craigbelly from Iowa

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Rated: 4.43 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark brown, short lived white head
S: boozey, sweet, molasses, dark fruit
T: sweet, boozey, oak, molasses, toffee, dark fruits.
M: medium bodied and slightly warming, low carbonation
O: a great strong ale/quad. Definitely world class.
Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Firestone Walker 2021 Stickee Monkee BBA Quad, 12.3% ABV. Pours thick and black with a one-finger light brown head that left slight lacing. Nose is brown sugar, taste is brown sugar, toffee, raisin, cherry, lightly roasted malt, quite sweet, slightly bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, with a pleasant warming alcohol burn, leaving stickee lips. Overall world-class.
Dec 30, 2021
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