Stickee Monkee
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #3
ABV:
12.3%
Score:
99
Ranked #251
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 7.83%
Ratings:
2,979
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 25, 2022
Added:
Nov 07, 2010
Wants:
  657
Gots:
  1,211
SCORE
99
World-Class
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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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4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

Sweet. Too sweet.

Apr 25, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DIM from Pennsylvania

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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4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by DoctorZombies from Florida

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
 
4.46 by cd34 from Illinois on Mar 10, 2022
 
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3.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

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.

Feb 09, 2022
 
4.43 by craigbelly from Iowa on Feb 06, 2022
 
4.43 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 19, 2022
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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
by Olesjm from Kansas

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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4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by bbtkd from South Dakota

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
 
4.49 by Taenim from New Jersey on Dec 13, 2021
 
3.81 by Filabee from Michigan on Dec 10, 2021
 
4.36 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on Dec 05, 2021
 
4.04 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Nov 23, 2021
 
4.6 by Dgman8053 from New York on Nov 20, 2021
 
4.18 by czillmer from Texas on Nov 17, 2021
 
4.46 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Oct 23, 2021
 
4.5 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay on Oct 20, 2021
 
4.25 by 0x4a64 from Minnesota on Oct 14, 2021
 
4.25 by KingforaDay from New Jersey on Oct 05, 2021
 
4.5 by beermanben from Wisconsin on Oct 05, 2021
 
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
 
4 by drstalker from Illinois on Aug 24, 2021
 
5 by kblomseth from California on Aug 19, 2021
 
4.58 by CAcker from California on Aug 09, 2021
 
4.5 by o29 from Texas on Jul 10, 2021
 
4.51 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Jun 30, 2021
 
4.25 by Hellpimp from California on Jun 16, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by 5toutman75 from Illinois

2017 bottle
Consumed 5/23/21

Stickee has always been a favorite for me. I love a great quad and Firestone does an amazing job adding a barrel aged component. The nose is wonderful. The barrel is prominent and it’s perfectly sweet. I don’t know what the aging has done to this bottle. It’s super smooth but was it harsh before? I doubt it. I’d probably drink this fresh in the future. A world class beer and perhaps the best quad you can find? One day I’ll find a Westy 12 to test that theory.

May 24, 2021
 
5 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
 
4.72 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Apr 21, 2021
 
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Apr 20, 2021
 
4.93 by AshBlackstone from Florida on Apr 11, 2021
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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
by SHODriver from North Carolina

2014 Vintage
A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown beer which is topped by a finger of dense and slightly rocky light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of tons of dark fruits, caramel and toffee along with a nice touch of oak
T: Taste is caramel and toffee up front before some dark fruits come in. Nice bready malt with a huge amount of sugary sweetness along with some hints of oak and vanilla. On the swallow there's more brown sugar sweetness, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, oak, and vanilla.
M: This beer is on the heavier side of things with a silky feel on the palate. Carbonation is soft but adequate for the style while the ABV ensures that this beer has a dying finish.
O: Overall this beer rocks the house. A huge amount of complexity makes this a beer that demands to be sipped and savored. Alcohol is hidden very well. It's also held up very well to the test of time and shows no signs of off flavors.

Apr 10, 2021
 
4.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina on Mar 20, 2021
 
4.81 by Eldyr from Texas on Mar 14, 2021
 
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4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

2014 Vintage, a fantastic Quad! Aged quite well every drop was savory of this bourbon raisin, caramel treat. The alcohol does sneak up on you a bit.

Feb 06, 2021
Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2979 ratings