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:
#159
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
2,694
pDev:
8.05%
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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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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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

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

Photo of jacobdunne
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of VforVinny
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deceptively heavy and one of the smoothest beers I have ever tasted. Pricey but well worth it. Crack this open with a few friends on a special occasion.

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4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, 2017, in a snifter. Shared with friends.

Dirty brown color, reddish. The barely there tan cap disappears quickly, some lacing.

Soaked with alcohol raisin bread, wood, caramel, fruit. Sugary.

All dark: fruit, malt, brown sugar, molasses.

A heavy hitter, full body and strong.

There's no denying it's a quad.

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4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

22oz bottle poured into shaker pint
2014 vintage 13.4%ABV

Sweet candied raisins, leather, molasses, buttery toffee, caramel, cooking sherry, tame heat. Really nice brew! This was one of my first wants when I joined BA. Finally cracking one open and it was well worth the wait.

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Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage.

Appearance – Brown, slightly hazy body with a thin layer of head. Looked strong.

Aroma – Dark malts, dark bread, a little musty, molasses and brown sugar.

Taste – Very boozy, dark bread, dark malts, very slightly sweet, not a lot of roasted character.

Mouthfeel – Thick and viscous, very full.

Overall – Awesome beer and can’t wait to have another vintage to compare.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,694 ratings