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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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As a finished beer, 14 is brimming with amazing flavors and textures. DDBA leads the blend lending American toasted oak, English caramel toffee and light leather nuances. Newcomer, Sticky Monkey, folds in the taste of brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and ripe figs. Parabola brings the familiar flavors of bitter dark chocolate and cherry pit. Velvet Merkin carries silky bourbon soaked chocolate cake goodness to the party while a touch of Black Xantus teases coffee and tobacco. Last, but not least, Good Foot brings the hops... hints of citrus zest and tangerine, which adds a pop to the aroma and nice finish to this big, sexy brew. 14 is best enjoyed in a half filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. If left in a cool dark place, I suspect this beer will age well. It was an absolute pleasure making it and I truly hope you enjoy our fifth oak–aged blend! The journey continues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep black with a small, frothy, beige head. Aroma has dark chocolate, vinious, vanilla, plums, liqourice. Low carbonation, fabulous oily and fat mouthfeel. Flavour has oak, raisins, blueberry, liqourice, chocolate, mild roasted. Lingering warming finish with firm bitterness. A great sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (489) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
22-oz. bomber. Lovely nose of dark chocolate, cherry cordial, charred oak, and slight bourbon. Pours the color of strong coffee. Mellow chocolate swirls with stale chicory coffee on the taste with still fairly hot bourbon, a hint of toffee and brown sugar, and a strong, sharp malty finish (like a Barleywine). Moderately thick body that held up very well after three years in the cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a deep caramel color almost mahogany with a finger of so of fizzy khaki foam. The nose is beautifully sweet and inviting, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, toffee, toasted coconut and tootsie rolls. The palate follows with huge complexity of sweet layered flavors, burnt brownie, coffee, chocolate syrup, cocoa dust, amaretto and a kiss of hoppy walnut bitterness that cleans up the palate on the finish and begs you to drink more. So complex yet so balanced and drinkable. YUM !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Three years old and still phenomenal. Tons of rich toasty caramel and bourbon, Some light coffee and chocolate and figs are all present. FInishes not too sweet which is miraculous. Just great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Wow this is rediculous, I was worried that it wouldn’t be good but it is! Good amount of parabola in this one, fantastic barrel aging, delicious stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peregrinari (145) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
I like the aroma quite a lot. I had notes of molasses, brown sugar and alcohol. Appearance is viscous motor oil with a weak beige head. Flavor was almost savory which I think is due to barrel aging char. Sweet with brown sugar and booze. Overall nice and in fact for Firestone walker (in my opinion) a nice beer that I would drink again. Thanks argo0!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, plum/fig, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, Bourbon, light cinnamon, alcohol. Sticky full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle. This is one of the best strong ales I’ve had. Its warmth and depth are incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.06.2013, tap @ The Ginger Man NY:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is mild and well balanced, dark malts, dark sugar, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, hints of alcohol and grass. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, cocoa, oak, alcohol, bourbon, grass, dark sugar, vanilla. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice, but taste is a bit boring compared to aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle @ home ... It pours clear vary dark brown .... with a small tanned head .. the aroma is wood, bourbon, sweet dark fruits... the flavor is woody, coffee, sweet malt, molasses and dark fruits... very good...

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