Stickee Monkee | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Stickee MonkeeStickee Monkee
BA SCORE
4.47/5
2,582 Ratings
Stickee MonkeeStickee Monkee
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:
309
Ratings:
2,582
pDev:
8.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
632
Gots:
1,199
Trade:
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Photo of Harrison8
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2016. Stored at cellar temps for most of life. Consumed 10/21/17.

Pours a very dark plum-brown that is nearly black, with a finger of khaki head. Head retention is okay, with a few dots of lacing left behind. Aroma is awash with caramel, molasses, toffee, and syrup. Flavor profile is a soothing, sweet bouquet of caramel, molasses, and toffee. There is just a touch of bourbon and oak at the back of the palate. Not boozy in anyway, just a dash of the barrel aging process peeping through. Toasted and caramel malts show up as the beer warms up a bit. Mouth feel is nearing on velvety, but is broken up by a touch of fizz. Medium-thick consistency gives this beer a presence more on the heavy side. Overall, a super smooth, super well finished quadruple. Well constructed array of notes, although it does land more on the sweet side of the spectrum. Perhaps that's just the smoothing from the age on it.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with slight brown in light with decent head that fades and very sticky lacing. Smells so good, get that sweet oak/malt up front with some nice smokey tones and some grapes. The taste is just stellar, very balanced and smooth molasses oak flavors with a nice smokey undertone, some chocolate and sugary elements come in on the finish. All I can say is this beer was awesome, it went beyond my expectations and I just wish I had 6 more to enjoy throughout the year. Outstanding......

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Photo of joemochas
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmonah3
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Blackback Pub VT

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown color with some ever so slight dark amber hues along the side of the glass. The head dissipated so quickly with every pour that no lacing was seen at all.
The aroma had an awesome sweet boozy bourbon wood flowing over some dark fruits, dark bread and milk chocolate. Light dark chocolate as it warms.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side through the prior mentioned aromas and added a touch of Belgian yeast, some allspice, and some earthy notes. Semi-dry cocoa powder to dark fruity and Belgian yeast sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt right on par. ABV felt as projected. The finish was semi-spicy with a little bit of "grip" and an acceptable stickiness.
Overall, bourbon barrel aged Quad? Hells to the yeahs, you bet it is and an absolutely fantastic one well worthy of having again.

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

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

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle - Vintage 2017

Pours clear dark maroon red with a creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells like rich dark fruit, malts and barrel with sweet bourbon, black grape, plums, dark cherry, fig, banana, dried fruits, raisin, apricot, oak, nutty graham cracker, rich caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, citrus marmalade, slight chocolate, toast, leather, tobacco, sweet spice, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet bourbon, charred oak, black grape, plums, cherry, fig, banana, dried fruits, raisin, apricot, nutty graham cracker, rich caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, roasty coffee, dark toast, grapefruit marmalade, slight leather and tobacco, some spice, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick, smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great bourbon barrel aged quadrupel.

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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 Buck89
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jds16
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of StormAles
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Alexcortez426
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,582 ratings
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