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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3776) - 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 (148) - 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 (11568) - 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 (1856) - 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 (2189) - 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 (2057) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13671) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle at BBF13. Vanilla and sherry aroma. Almost clear dark brown colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and has dessert wine notes. Late dark chocolate flavour with warming alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3234) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle @ BBF13. Pours cloudy very dark brown with very small beige head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and coffee. Sweet, malty and caramellish aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice and decent but rather boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Clearly plenty of DDBA, with the strong wood notes and English character, also brown sugar and chocolate come through heavily, with leather and sweet bourbon rounding it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2042) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
Thanks to Matt. Super malty, rich, and complex - figs, prunes, coffee, and some brandy in the nostrils. Woah. A blend of 6 of theIr brews. Pretty darn powerful.

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