SlackerMads (3445) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark chestnut brown with a small light brown head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is light coffee, vanilla, chocolate, wood, rum soaked raisins, dark sugar, syrup. Taste is close to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, sticky texture, soft + carbonation. Long warming finish with roasted dryness and dark fruits. Soft and sticky, very nice to sip on. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
22oz bottle split and poured into FW proprietor’s reserve glasses. Dark black with minimal head. Smells similar to past anniversary beers, barrel, vanilla, coconut but also a hint of strong booze. Flavor was good at first but also extremely boozy, I blame the tequila barrel aged beer even though it was a small component in the blend. My friend said "its hot as fire" which was a good description of how the alcohol overpowered this one. Sadly, this was my least favorite anniversary beer from Firestone, it wasn’t bad it just wasn’t as rich as previous offerings.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2012 04:07:22 kryon (3775) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
Pours dark cooper Brown with no head
Aromas of dark fruits, rasisms, black malts, alkohol, chocolate,
Nice rund sweet taste. Alkohol,,chocolate, hits of coffee, almost no hops but still really good. Ktwse (5262) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Pours clear dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of toffee, milk chocolate, caramel malt, dried dark fruit. Taste is light boozy with distinct sweet notes, carbonation comes through, port barrel and dried fruit. Long, boozy port finish. Medium body, somewgat cremy but with initial lively carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ansalon (4085) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
Wonderfully complex with honey, molasses, dark fruit and caramel. Boozy notes towards the end, but not that the booze is taking over. Very well balanced!!
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phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a deep, dark, basically opaque brown with a small, wispy khaki head. The film and ring last a while. The aroma doesn’t quite pop like in other years but offers smooth chocolate, roast, and oats, bourbon, oak, tequila, vanilla, and toasted brown sugar. The flavor opens up more, with bourbon and tequila heat up front, oak, earth, vanilla, caramel, roast and oats, and dark fruits. Booze on the finish. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, rich, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Doesn’t get more complex than this series. Still, doesn’t stand out like other years. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear dark red/brown - white head. Raisins, bourbon, coconut, fruity, roasted, light bitterness, chocolate, toffee, wooden, coconut, high sweetness, syrup, molasses, far too sweet - some alcohol to balance it, bt not enough. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
No bottling date on the bottle, weird, but the paper is dated October 9, 2012. I’ll assume around then.zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Appearance: On the pour the body is a clear chestnut color, but once in the glass it’s opaque through all but the center showing off hues of garnet and chestnut on the edges. The tan head is short and dense, but has mediocre retention, this is to be expected though..
Aroma: The aroma is very complex in no particular order or strength: toffee, chocolate, bourbon, and oak. There’s more going on in here that I can’t put my finger on but it leans a touch sweet with the toffee and caramel being prominent until a swirl which exposes the barrel properties, perhaps some cherry, vanilla and tobacco as well. This smells wonderful.
Taste: The intro reveals powdered chocolate, vanilla, honey and toffee, sweet but not cloying. By the mid taste a touch of cherries comes in addition to the intro flavors. The finish adds some bourbon and a touch of brandy, but blend in nicely with the sweet flavors mentioned before. This is balanced nicely, very complex, and highly drinkable.
Palate: Thick and syrupy, hints of carbonation.
Overall: Wow this is fantastic. I can’t find any flaws in this at all. This was worth every penny.
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head and aroma of bourbon and wood notes. Taste has a lot of bourbon notes, with wood, vanilla, and roasted malt with a nice, bourbon finish. Delicious brew from Firestone jjgmd (2215) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a dark black brown color with a small head. Nose is malty and chocolate, and quite pleasant. Taste is oaky with a whiskey, malty and chocolate flavor. Taste is complex and full of flavor . Finish is rich with a lingering chocolate whiskey taste. Quaff Score 9 / 10