Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
23% Velvet Merkin
22.5% Stickee Monkee
20.3% Double Double Barrel Ale
10.8% Parabola
8.1% PNC
5.4% Helldorado
5.4% Bravo
4.5% Wookey Jack

Added by AgentMunky on 11-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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170
Ratings:
1,132
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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I'm pretty happy I got a hold of 16, 17, and a few other tougher bottles of Firestone stuff. Although it's not the prefect beers they are still way damn decent and I do not know the storage history of this beers. Under perfect storage conditions I'm stupefied to imagine the taste. This makes me want to get on the list of insiders that get bottle and store them as they should be and then I'll relate the true aged tastes of these beers. LOL, where do i sign up.

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2012 Vintage

A: Dark brown with a tan head
S: Bourbon, brown sugar, alcohol, caramel, molasses, dark chocolate, tobacco
T: Sweet caramel, bourbon, molasses, dark chocolate, light coffee, tobacco, light bitterness, coconut
M: Medium heavy but easy drinking
O: I prefer almost all beers fresh but this has held up very well. Definitely a large barleywine presence in this vintage

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Bottle Date: sometime in 2012
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Three years in, and it's time to crack this one open. Honestly, I'm a little sad that I won't have the bottle anymore, but...

Appearance is a very dark brown, barely letting any light through. It's really only at the edge of the glass where I can detect any light.

Smell is molasses and burnt sugar. A ever-so-little bit of herbs and spices.

First taste isn't particularly impressive, but after waiting a few seconds, very nice. There's cane sugar and some very pleasant woodiness. If smoky rum were a thing and it had a beer cousin, this would be it. There's a slight bit of bitterness that meets the sweetness in the aftertaste. A bourbon flavor increasingly appears as it warms up.

Feel is mildly carbonated, and the mouthfeel is nice and thick. It leaves a coating. And I can hardly detect any straight-up alcohol taste. (I can feel it, though.)

I don't know if this one is still ascending, but I wonder if I should've cracked it last year. I'll never know. And do let it warm up a little.

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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,132 ratings