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:
#144
Reviews:
323
Ratings:
2,649
pDev:
8.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MurphDog14
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of nycbeerfreak
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Everything you want in a QUAD !!
Amazing deep rich flavors ....PERFECT NAME....it stickee all over your mouth ....Just great beer !!!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received from @Dragginballs76 in NBS BIF #6 – Thanks Michael!
Release 04, 2017 Vintage. Stored in a 42 degree reefer and served at 57 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. Some effervescence.
Head – Average (Maximum 2.5 cm, aggressive pour), brown, fizzy, rapidly gone leaving a two to three mm ring fed by effervescence and a thin partial layer with some areas of upwelling.
Lacing – None.
Pour – Brown, clear.
Aroma – 4.5 - Sweet, candi sugar and “dark” fruits. No aroma of barrel or alcohol.
Flavor – 4.5 - Dates and figs and plums, oh my! Initially, neither barrel nor alcohol. Allowing it to warm in my mouth, however, causes both to rise like Cthulhu from R’lyeh, violently and revealing. Further warming of the glass brings out the alcohol, but still no barrel. It ends sticky with a slight bitterness.
Palate – 4 - Medium, almost syrupy, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 4.5 – An excellent take on the quadruple style. I especially like the plums.

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

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

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

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

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a rich, murky red-brown with a ring of khaki head that leaves Grecian archway lace as it recedes.

Smells divine. Mollasses, singed brown sugar, browning banana, roasted nuts, cigar box, dark chocolate, barrel wood, plum and sultana raisins stewed with spices, candied cherry, coconut cream and soft ashy smoke.

Tastes of spiced brown sugar, raisin squares, chocolate chip banana bread, sweet cherry, dried vanilla, bourbon whiskey, toasted nuts and more mild smoke.

Feels huge and smooth. Full bodied with silky carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. A sweeping epic of a beer.

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Photo of gbiello
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of g00ey
3.73/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jfinegan
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayQue
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good American take on a Quadrupel. Big rich flavor and mouthfeel. Pours a murky mahogany brown color from a 750 ml bottle into my Chimay goblet. Small light tan bubbly head that fades fast with minimal lacing. Aroma is very strong and rich. Malt and dark fruit are most prominent with some hint of oak and whiskey from the barrels. Taste is rich and very good!!! Once again this is a potent, malty beer with plenty of raisin, figs and plum fruit flavor. The oak bitterness and alcohol/whiskey presence are more prominent in the flavor than they are in the aroma. This quad is a bit light on Belgian yeast and candi sugar, but there is no shortage of rich flavor. Mouthfeel is potent and rich. A bit of alcohol burn even after a year of aging (I have a 2016 bottle). but mostly an overpowering tasty maltiness with dark fruit. This beer is very good and I'm sure I will be seeking it out again.

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Photo of brewaddict
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 7-2-16. 2016 bottle

L - Pours toffee brown. Kind of light with a mocha head
S - I get notes of sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, and bourbon
T - Flavors are rich toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, caramel sweetness on the finish. Slightly bitter and oak finish.
F - Medium bodied, mouthy, a little sticky and dry with some heat.
O - Overall very good.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of J-Rye
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 Vintage...Simply a perfect beer. Deep, deep malt complemented by aging. Maybe the best beer I’ve ever had. Definitely the best for the style.

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

Full body - lots going on! October 2015

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

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4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamieCoxx
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage. Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is a cloudy chocolate brown hue, with barely a head. Aromas consist of oak, vanilla, sweet malts, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavors are the same. Not too much like a traditional Belgian Quad, but good nonetheless. The feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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

You might call me delusional, but - I find myself poo-pooing Westy 12 after just a bit of Stickee Monkee. What's up with that?!

Well - Stickee Monkee has a very pleasant, warm, delicious toffee flavor from the moment you open a bottle. I couldn't believe how wonderfully complex the flavors are as it warms up - contrasted with Westy 12, it lacks that strange acetone aroma and flavor. Stickee Monkee is just much cleaner and more accessible. Perhaps it's the peasant in me, but I'm having a difficult time seeing the merits of Westy 12 relative to the FSW. Strange.

Further evidence - beer is evolving. Well done, Firestone Walker.

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

Photo of acbe
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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 2,649 ratings
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