Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Firestone 16 - Anniversary AleFirestone 16 - Anniversary Ale
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Firestone 16 - Anniversary AleFirestone 16 - Anniversary Ale

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

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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

- Pours a dark brown with a layer of lightly tanned foam, decent carbonation.

- Smell is dominated by strong bourbon barrel stout aromas.

- The taste is complex with notes from each of the components. Sweet caramel and toffee from DDBA, wonderful rich roasty malt from the parabola, and nice velvety oatmeal mouthfeel from the Merkin. All these are flavors are tied together with the strong bourbon oak barrel character throughout. Top Notch.

- Overall a fantastic beer. Drinkable, but complex. Flavors are cohesive with the common barrel flavor. I prefer straight parabola over this, but this is still a treat.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thank you to DaftcaskBC for bringing this one along to our tasting last weekend. Can't go wrong with a FW anniversary beer!

Appearance. Pours a deep mahogany with a think khaki head.

Smell. Bourbon and burnt sugar, fresh barrel wood, light grassy hops and chocolate. Very complex as expected from what goes into these beers.

Taste. Burnt sugar, chocolate, dark fruits, booze and wood. There's more in there but those are what jumped out at me.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of full bodied with medium low carbonation.

Overall. Complex beyond my ability to explain. Very nice. Thanks again Ian!!

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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95.7% out of 100 with 1,125 ratings
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