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
Ratings:
2,526
Reviews:
296
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.3%
 
 
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630
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Ratings: 2,526 |  Reviews: 296
Photo of SHDoyle
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Description: Deep brown, ruby color with absolutely no head; it honestly looked like a glass of wine if not for the color. Big, bold aroma with dark fruit notes, cherry, wood/oak and sweet Turbinado sugar. Complex, layered and unmuddled. Taste is sweet and sugary with strong hits of bourbon, dark fruit caramel and cherry. Feel is thinner than expected but probably appropriate for a quad with little carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Medium rare prime rib

If you like this beer then you should also try: No Rules

Overall: 4.5 (This beer is very good and I would definitely drink it again) For anyone who cares, this bottle was from 2015 and I drank it in 2017. Really complex beer that it's difficult to categorize. It's marketed as a quad, but you could make the argument that it's a Barleywine or an Old Ale, too. Whatever it is, it's darn good. This is a sipper for sure, almost a dessert beer, and one you should definitely get your hands on if you have the chance.

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Photo of Shmizzen
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pour reveals a deep chestnut brown beer, light around the edges, and a dark tan head. Aromas are booze up front, then the stone fruit, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar jump in. I am now officially drooling.

The taste has the booze, in the guise of heat, but the dark fruit, caramel, and molasses flavors jump in immediately and tamp the booze down, making this an extraordinary sipper.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. Bottle/Box
2017 Vintage, No. 004

Poured into a tulip a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small/fizzy creamy light tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, very nice chocolate/toffee, vanilla, very nice bourbon note, oaky, roasty, really nice dark fruits (cherries, figs, raisins, grapes, plums). The taste is very nice, malty, chocolate/toffee, nice vanilla, dark fruits (cherries, figs, raisins, grapes, plums), really nice bourbon/oak, some roastyness. Full Body, ABV hidden very well, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew. Been wanting to try this for a long time. Glad I have another bottle.

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Photo of moneynoobject
4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tshute
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ductape28
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Beer #1000 and couldn't have picked a better one. Sweet, sugar, candy, bourbon, dark fruit, booze, it's all there in a combination that's executed to perfection

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

Photo of MHJeff06
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours deep black with slight black cherry color in the light with a solid head

smell is sweet, some molasses and sugar.

taste is sweet and slightly spicy. molasses shines through to me. feel is something thick, has a nice body to it. almost chewy. some sweetness yet dried raisin-y to me

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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

Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 2,526 ratings.
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