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:
#155
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
2,706
pDev:
8.05%
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Ratings: 2,706 |  Reviews: 344
Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled 4/21/17; drank 6/8/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice khaki head; nice lace.

Brown sugar, caramel & oak notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Caramel & oak flavors up front; a pleasant brown sugar bite on the finish. Almost no booze heat.

Even fresh this monster is delicious; I need to fish out my vintages from the cellar.

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Photo of berto714
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gatornation
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cola color with tan head. Smell had molasses,wood,bourbon and dried dark fruits. Taste was very good candied molasses mixed with vanilla and dark fruit and bananas , wood and a nice mellow barrel in the finish. Mouth feel was luscious,smooth and velvet like with creamy vanilla/chocolate and dried fruit so nice to sip with the bourbon finish. I thought this Quad was superb.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours deep dark brown with a mocha colored head that recedes quickly leaving minimal lacing. The aroma is boozy molasses, ripe dark fruits, a touch of vanilla and chocolate. Flavor follows the nose in a fabulous way. Feel is creamy and smooth. Overall a serious wow beer. Trying to find a fault is a real chore.

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Photo of morimech
3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2017 Vintage

Stout like color with fizzy carbonation. Not really any head or lacing to speak of. Aroma of damp wood, vanilla, brown sugar, and molasses. The woody nature transfers to the flavor as well. Up front the flavor is sweet and malty with bourbon coming on in the finish. Nice vanilla notes. Started off fizzy but the carbonation dies off as it sits in the glass. Feels alright the longer it sits.

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Photo of justinv29
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quads are not my thing but a really enjoyed this one. Very smooth, crisp and full tasting.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 Vintage (opened 5-4-18)
Mahogany color with a 1/4" beige cap that recedes quickly to a ring. Some visible carbonation rising around the edges.
The nose holds a mixture of dark fruits, molasses, wood, booze. Rich aromas. Thick.
Sweet malts, booze soaked dark fruit. Ripe banana. Some vanilla. Brown sugar. Dark bread.
Full bodied and velvety. Long boozy finish. Sweet for sure but not overly.
Really good.

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Photo of atx_jsb
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first review after lurking on BA for years.

Purchased at The Jug Shop in San Francisco. Incredible smell greets you with every sip (vanilla/molasses). Crisp and surprisingly smooth. End your night on a high note with this one.

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Photo of Martian13
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is easily one of my favorite beers, it may be too sweet for some. Excellent mouthfeel, balance, a tad hot.

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

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Literally the best beer I've ever had. It tastes like sex, but like the dirty sweaty sex with a cigarette afterwards. Smooth, deep, rich flavor. Heavy but in the best way. Worth every penny (even though I got it as a birthday gift).

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Photo of Madbum101214
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zaardvark
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Looks almost like a porter. Smells like bananas, stone fruits, molasses, sweet pear. Taste is smooth,sticky, decadent. Almost reminds me of a banana split. Feels luscious and creamy.Overall this is basically perfect. 2017 Vintage. I usually don't like chewy,viscous beers but this is an exception.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Community Pint, in Spokane, WA, for $9.99. 2017 vintage.

Poured into what I call an "Imperial" glass (name given it at the brewery where I bought it; don't know what it's supposed to be called), this was a dark, virtually black, brown, surrendering none of it's darkness when held up to light. Very un-Quad-like thin tan head that left no lace.

Luscious nose. Plums, molasses, pipe tobacco, a little bit of vanilla and booze from the barrels. All there, smelling very Quad-like, except for the absence of typical Belgian yeast esters.

Even more complex than in the nose, and utterly delicious! Dark fruits abound, but are balanced by a (thankfully) restrained vanilla sweetness. Some light, molasses notes are also present, along with some toffee-like sweetness as well. A slight cloak of booze envelops this beer like a thin fog. Everything is exquisitely balanced.

While fairly light-bodied for such a high alcohol, flavor packed beer, it's lacking that light, almost crisp effervescence a great, Belgian brewed Quadrupel would have.

Like a lot of American brewed examples of it's style, this doesn't quite get there. Having said that, it gets closer than most. Flavor wise, it is right on the money. I might not regularly buy this, but I will buy it again, that's for sure. Delicious!

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Photo of steve032
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davesnowskate
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,706 ratings