Stickee Monkee | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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:
#145
Reviews:
315
Ratings:
2,617
pDev:
8.05%
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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

Photo of Mrnickatnite
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of djcira
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shacawgo24
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sabtos
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The pour is a beautiful dark red filling to a muddy opaque brown with a large creamy tan foam settling to a dense, clinging blanket.

As the aroma hits my nose, I'm immediately reminded of bananas fosters. Shortly after, individual attributes begin to unravel, revealing brown sugar, graham, molasses and black licorice with accents of phenolic spice, soft caramel, and sticky vanilla-esque barrel.

Taste is pruney molasses and caramelized brown sugar finishing with an oaky bourbon heat and vanilla-spiked rum accented by a touch of peppery char. Deeply complex, there's even an herbal note I can't quite put my finger on.

This has a smooth, medium-thick body with a soft carbonation that prickles up during the semi-dry, Stickee finish. To me, this is like a sweeter Westvleteren XII.

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Photo of Steban
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Burghman
4.17/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: nearly black, good creamy white head that didn't last too long, but great lacing.
Smell: extremely creamy, malty, biscuit-like and chocolatey. Just lovely, extremely lovely.
Taste: Full of creamy dark chocolate, somewhat bitter, with hints of dark fruits. It's very herbal and licorice-like at the end. Excellent taste.
Feel: Full body, bitter herbal aftertaste. The booze got really pronounced at the end though, when it got warmer.

Not your usual quad, in the way that it tastes more like an English Barleywine or an European Strong Ale than a Belgian Quad. However, an excellent brew, and I'd recommend this to anyone. Kudo to Firestone Walker!

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2.96/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cmukid87
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of farrago
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Modest one finger head of deep tan to light brown color, the surface dotted with larger bubbles popping like fireworks, the lacing forms think snakes here and there. The initial pour yields a clean orange-brown color with minimal particulate floating but you can see at the bottom of the bomber bottle that the second pour won’t be as clean, few beads produce a nice steady stream of bubbles. The nose produces the usual suspects of molasses, caramel, toffee, grilled nuts and coconut custard, has a bit more roast than expected, unsure if from the barrel treatment, fresh golden raisin, fig and date fruit scents, touch of charcoal, very integrated and smooth, particularly factoring in the ABV. Full-bodied, fluid here too albeit there’s some tingly burn at the end. Sweeter plum/prune to maraschino cherry, raisin, date fruit but no sense of heaviness. Carbonation is adequate, nothing more. The coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla ice cream and caramel flavors consistent throughout, more doughy and yeasty here than nutty. Once more there’s a smoky, roasty quality that remains hard to pin down. High level of drinkability for the style and likely could be a longer term ager as well. (2016 vintage)

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

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

Photo of PyrrhusBrin
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Man what a beer, it almost reminds me of a beer by Founders due to the sweet molasses like notes.

I could not wait to try this due to the reviews online, the flavour is fantastic with and what is even more impressive it holds to what the brewers said about the flavour. I will add that it reminds me of a really good rum on the finish for some reason and I am excited to try this again in the future.

I look forward to trying Helldorado in the future.

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Photo of DerekE4750
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaneb818
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.04/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gardner254
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found at a random liquor store in northwest suburban Chicago. As a big fan of quads, not sure why this needed aged in a barrel but the end result was pretty effective.

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,617 ratings
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