Stickee Monkee | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
2,486
Reviews:
286
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.3%
 
 
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635
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Photo of GregSemenza
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anvindr
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rammed96
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of michaeljstraub
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johng19751
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nicholas-Drinks
4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of griffey123
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DMcGirr
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In my goblet it was a dark brown color with only a hint of head.
The aroma was brown sugar/toffee, vanilla, and bourbon.
The taste improved on what the aroma promised. Yes, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon, but also some dark fruit and tobacco.
Rather heavy. Late alcohol burn (pleasant).
A sipping beer.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmcquirk
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, 2017, poured into a goblet

A- Dark brown with a small tan head.

S- A little barrel heavy, bourbon, vanilla, candi sugar, some brown sugar, dark fruits, hints of chocolate, some oak

T- Bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits figs/plums, vanilla, oak, some leather, a nice earthiness to help balance it, wonderfully complex.

S- Smooth, full body, a little sticky.

O- An amazing Quad, very well done. Hope to find more and see how this ages.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2017 Vintage. 12oz bottle pours a very dark brown with copper hues and almost no head. No lacing. Boozey aroma with lots of banana bread. Dark fruits, earth, malts, molasses and a hint of coconut as well. The taste is much like the aroma. Bourbon soaked banana bread flavor as well as being nutty and malty. Molasses, coconut, tobacco, dark chocolate, leather and figs. Lightly carbonated with a medium to heavy mouthfeel. Sweet, but not overly so. Lots of alcohol warmth. Pretty complex beer. I'd like to see how this one tastes with some age on it but it is definitely worth drinking fresh.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 vintage that I couldn't help but crack open and try, especially since o couldn't afford a second one to compare if I'd aged it. 12 oz bottle (so glad they started releasing small formats) poured into a tulip after sitting a good 20 or so minutes at room temp. Pours a dark brown, auburn hue, not quite black but dark and rather opaque. Not a lot of head, but about as much as I'd expect from 12.5%, and what head does form last a little before falling and leaving a tan ring around the glass. As it's swirled in the glass, the head forms some more and you can smell boat loads of brown sugar, caramel, marshmallows, and tobacco. My only complaint on the nose is it's more bourbon than quad, but that's probably intentional and not necessarily a bad thing. The flavors on the palate are huge and layered. You first get the sweet brown sugar, then vanilla and bourbon, then you tea taste the quad base with loads of dried fig/date-like characteristics opening up, and a flavor akin to hand rolled cigarettes or pipe tobacco. Maybe even a cigarette rolled with clove papers if that's not too much of a stretch. The feel is very, very full bodied with surprisingly little alcohol presence or burn, with just a warmth in the swallow. Overall, this is a beauty of a beer, and even though it goes in a very non-authentic process compared to that of a true Belgian quad, it's quality it comparable to that of some of the better quads I've had, albeit very different with the bourbon barrel presence. And I'm very happy to have been lucky enough to find this here on the east coast!

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Photo of runeatdrink
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L- Wonderful dark brown/black with a thin creamy, tan head.
S- Incredible malt, caramel, dark fruits. Bourbon barrel.
T- Unbelievable Combination of caramel malt, dark fruit, fig and BA presence. Slight alcohol burn on the way out in a good way.
O- Best quad available???

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Photo of goalie35
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mongrel
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose is ripe with dark fruits and spice. Raisins, grape, molasses.

Taste follows the nose. A deep, mellow melange of dark fruit, grape skins, pie spice, vanilla, even some floral notes. Balanced by a little berry brightness. Creme brûlée.

Doesn't feel super thick, but it is indeed sticky, which helps the already deep flavor profile hang around even longer.

Outstanding overall. Reminiscent of a barrel aged scotch ale like Backwoods Bastard, just a little more dark fruit and spice.

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Photo of B302
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rgk3
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany, quickly dissipating tan head. Smells wonderful-dark fruits prominent. A little thinner than expected, but not a problem. Very smooth and sweet, bourbon forward, figs and prunes, molasses. This is a good one enjoyed slowly.

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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