Firestone 16 - Anniversary Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

1,123 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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.

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,123 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of mtrog313
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of tbrascojr
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of beergod1
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of arizcards
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber from BevMo in late November for $22.99.

Beer poured a dark brown with a decent tan head upon the initial pour.

Nose is lovely, vanilla and bourbon with some dark fruits.

Taste is crazy good, vanilla and bourbon, dark fruits, some hints of chocolate blended artfully together to form a delightfully aged bourbon barleywine stout.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall a superb beer that is masterfully crafted. For the abv it is only slightly warming and not cloying. Glad i could experience this gem. I hope i can snag a bottle of the 17th anniversary!

 590 characters

Photo of JonNunes
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of beerandcycling88
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of boogercrack
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BAsbill
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of madtrixter787
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of scott2269
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of larryi86
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger light mocha head

S- Toffee, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, oak, sweet, a lot going on here.

T- Ok, there is a lot of good stuff going on there. Chocolate, toffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, some coffee, brown sugar, cherries, some rye spice, touch of tequila, some heat but it works.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium to full body, some heat.

O- A great beer worth the price tag. Complexity left me wanting more and made me drink this at a pace much quicker than I am use to. Very tasty, very drinkable,would like to see how this ages.

 594 characters

Photo of gillagorilla
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of M1A2
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of gbrill
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Broden
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Chevelle66
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ScottO
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jlenik
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More