nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: On tap at DLD 09.
Glass: Plastic cup.
Appearance: Dark brown pour with a half finger of tan head.
Aroma: Caramel and other sweet malts with a hint of chocolate and vanilla.
Flavor: Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sweet malt, oak and a ton of other things.
Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel.
Overall: A little too much going on. Good but could have been great.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours deep brown with traces of red and a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of milk chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, bourbon and cherry. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toasted coconut,
tobacco, oak, vanilla, more bourbon, and brown sugar. Overall body is moderate to full and finishes with a touch of warming alcohol. This beer has definately taken on quite a bit of the barrel and is fairly well balanced as it is. However, i think a few months from now some of the naked alc will integrate and this is going to be amazing!!
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 On tap at Apex 11/4/12. Very sweet (in a good way) with bourbon overtones. Long pleasant aftertaste. On draught at 2014 CellarFest at Bailey’s Taproom 1/25/14. 2011 vintage of Abacus. Burnt caramel color. Aroma is sticky toffee, citrusy caramel, tropical hops, and dark malts. Taste is bourbon, apple, sticky toffee, and molasses. Smooth and syrupy, too easy-drinking for 13%.
gramity (1440) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown in color with a bubbly tan head. Sweet marzipan, lots of dark bready notes. Taste has similar notes, bready sweetyness, some vinous notes as well. Smooth and rich tasting as well throughout the whole time.
VictorStr (1424) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Mikkeller and Friends. Hel del choklad och en del kokos. Lite vanilj och kokos i smaken.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to bleeng for bringing this beer from Alabama. Pours a keep reddish brown with small head. Nose of whiskey, coconut, toffee, vanilla....gorgeous. Flavors are right on with aroma profile, with added bourbon for good flavor...this is very, very nice. A little bit of heat, but still pretty well integrated. Love this beer.
AWISLguy (1418) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bomber given to me brought by ck1 for the Thousandth Night, and shared with ck1 and Jan. Thanks bro! Pours a dark brown/orange with a bit of a tan head leaving light streaks of lace. Aroma has roasted malt, sweet fruits, toffee, oak and vanilla, with light chocolate/coconut. Taste has toffee, sweet fruits and nuts, vanilla and a solid oak presence. Medium to full bodied and very sticky. Finishes sweetly long with a faint presence of bitter fruits. An excellent take on the style - perhaps the best had.
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ruby brown with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, honey, bourbon. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a touch of booze on the finish. Taste is caramel, honey, dates, raisins. Great.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle from Beerdy, thanks a lot man! Dark chocolate color with a good little head at first. Smells a little oaky, woody, boozy, shredded coconut, good. Taste is like nice chocolates, hardly a hint of the alcohol, very well done. Overall, this is probably the second best firestone beer i’ve had after FW11.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-28-2011 00:40:32
peteinSD (1402) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slight initial head fading to a ring of foam hugging the glass. Deep, transparent dark red color. Aroma is a rich and cohesive chewy marshmallow, coconut, vanilla, polished bourbon, soft oak, and a touch of raisin/date barley wine underneath. Holy hell there is a lot going on with this beer! Dark cherry and tobacco in the flavor with thick and raw bourbon, vanilla, and a fairly tight barley wine malt profile. Thick and decadent feel in the mouth. Prickly alcohol lingers with the bourbon/barley wine notes after each sip. No doubt about it this is a big, ass kicking beer but Firestone pulls it off with a smooth and complex presentation. Absolute stunner.