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Firestone Walker Bravo
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Imperial Brown Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
More rare as fuck beer! Hell yeah! Nose of strong molasses vanilla bourbon notes. Lots of booze. Pours brown, thin creamy tan ring of foam around the edges. Flavors of strong bourbon barrel notes sweet big brown ale base, vanilla molasses brown sugar. Boozy burning finish. Big bodied. Interesting and strong as fuck and rare.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Clark golden brown with almost no head. Strong grain molasses alcohol and light notes of vanilla and oak to the aroma and taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
At 38 Degrees Ale House in Alhambra, CA
Appearance: Pours a deep ruby with a creamy tan cap that subsides to white edges. While sitting on the table it looks dark, when you lift it up to ambient light, itís fairly translucent.

Aroma: Alcohol, apples, cherry, wood.

Taste: Burnt caramel, toast,alcohol, spicy hop, oak, spicy candy apple.

Mouthfeel: Thick, syrupy with modest carbonation.

Overall: Another tasty, boozy sipper. Iíve had this a few years ago at a festival, and donít remember it being this big, boozy and bold.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Sampled at Deconstructed event during LA Beer Week, pours dark (surprise) This is like a lighter and milder version of Sticky Monkey. Plenty boozy still.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2010. Pours clear brown-amber with a thick tan head. The nose is vanilla and cinnamon oak with some caramel malt. The flavor is vanilla and coconut oak with cinnamon and caramel. The body is medium plus with average carbonation and a long finish dominated by oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Notes of leaves, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and even some earthy hops. Warming alcohol. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Just the right amount of booze, malt, and roast. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3243) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
tap at FOBAB 2010. solid beer. sweet bourbony chocolate, creamy milk chocolate, graham crackers, and throat warming booze. big, tasty, monster beer. not overly sweet. decent balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sampled from the tap at 2010 FOBAB. Poured a clear deep amber with a yellowish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma had caramel with sweet grain and a nice bourbon backing. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel and toffee and a bourbon note coming out in the finish. A bit sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3820) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft at the brewery at the Firestone 14 Release Party. Nose is bourbon, raisins, oaky vanilla, toffee, and light alcohol. Hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is bourbon, wood, vanilla, and dark fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4304) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
On tap at Firestone night at Stone Bistro. I loved this beer. Poured a Dark brown with light tan head. Hugely bourbon, with rich biscuity malt, vanilla, oak, molases, and notes of dark fruit. Itís like bourbon soaked sweet bread. The alcohol is warming, but I didnít think it was overpowering.


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