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Firestone Walker 11 (XI Quercus Alba)

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
11th Anniversary Ale.<br />A blend of imperial stout, imperial brown, porter and imperial red ales, all aged in new American oak, bourbon and brandy barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle generously shared during AZRBWG by Smokepot23. Bottle pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, bourbon, tons of oak, slightly tart fruit and some roast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, vanilla, and some nutty qualities. Seems to be holding up extremely well, though it really may be near it’s peak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2011
enjoyed the weekend of RBWG 2011pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is semi tart barrel elements, the brandy lends a nice sweet nose. Flavor is solid toast and toffee malt character with tons of wood, vanilla, oak, birch. Ends with a nice smooth mix of brandy and bourbon, this is so mellow and has stood the test of time.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at the Saturday night hotel tasting after EBF. Pours a clear amber brown. Long chocolate, roast and vanilla, coffee notes and sweet bourbon. Smooth coffee and roast. Chocolate, roast, cocoa, vanilla and warm wood notes. Long chocolate, roast and cocoa on a warm boozy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Smokepot23 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a small off-white head and some light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, bourbon and vanilla
Taste: Roasted malts, woody, vanilla
Nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2011
(22oz bottle). Pours dark brown. Aroma of bourbon. Flavor shows the same. Nice beerr.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2011
[750ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Dark red colour on the pour, strong brandyish alcohol aromas. Really smooth on the palate and a bit nutty – reminds me slightly of cheap easter egg chocolate (and I mean that as a compliment). Sweet aftertaste with more sherry notes. Very complex, but mild and really well balanced for an 11% beer. Really quite nice indeed [28012010]

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2011
Bottled @ tasting cgarvieuk. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, booze. Flavour is deep roasted malts, booze, bourbon, oak and hazelnut. Rich flavoured. Very well done.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Dark ruby colour Soft nose. Kind of sweet chalky chocolate and nice raisin and oak background. Pretty good. Tastes kind of like a cross b/w ovaltine and . . . actually, mainly like some king of powdered chocolate milk flavour. very rich but i think it needs something to balance it. Far too rich to drink much of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle at home ... dark black ... big soft toffee malt ... rich toffee malt ... heavy roast ... toffee malt ... heavy dark roast ... loads fo malt ... little charcoal ... little toffee ...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
24th March 2009
The stated aim of achieving a complex beer with no particular element dominating is thoroughly acheived in this marvelous beer! Very dark brown - just about translucent. Low carbonation. Immediate soft vanilla oak that is woodt but not dry. Soft brandy and subtle chocolate follow with a licorice that starts to bloom. Subtle cherry notes ride alongside. A little mellow coffee in there as well. This isn’t a WOW beer, instead it seduces with it’s subtle charms and complexities.


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