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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1,123
Reviews:
168
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass:

A look: Pours a dark brown with a nice copper head and moderate retention. Lacing isn't too prominent.

Smells complex: Oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, fruits, roasted malts, and boozy.

First sip: Really tasty. Raisen bread comes to mind, with the ┬žucaba coming through prominently. Toffee, chocolate, oak, caramel, and vanilla.. very delicious.

On the palate: Billowy, rich, full, and smooth. Sits well and goes down easy.

The verdict: Pretty awesome. This is a cool series by FW, and they continue to amaze me with the quality of stuff they put out. I'm glad I have another one I can age for a while and compare my notes with.

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Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,123 ratings.
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