cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a very dark brown with a thick brown head and a tad bit of lacing in the glass, aromanhas a nice bourbon and malt touch with a kick of vanilla mixed in, the flavor has a kick of chocolate at first with a good amount of bourbon and oak in the finish, booze is pretty well hidden, nice. BiiruBierBeer (1056) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Malt and bourbon smell. Nutty malt and bitter hop taste with a harsh amount of alcohol and a bit of bourbon. Long aftertaste, full body, and very light foam. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Phenomenal. Aged a good while, the Stickee Monkee is very apparent (I tried it this past week). Rich and dry with brown sugar flavor. Mellow and dangerously drinkable. It’s expensive but you’d better buy it. Think of it as a bottle of nice spirits. vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a reddish hue and modest soapy tan head. The aroma has maple, vanilla, oak, dark caramel, rich maltiness, licorice, chocolate, brown sugar, and... well... most descriptors that can be give to big maltiness and barrels it seems. A lot going on, but very well integrated. It has a full rich lush body with very soft unobtrusive carbonation. The flavor begins with rich vanilla, dark chocolate, alcohol warmth, mango, licorice and a bit of a bite that seems like wintergreen, but more metallic. The finish has an alcohol heat presence, raw woodiness and a heavy liquor-esque bite. Very good, but almost overwhelming with the different aspects that are there. Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Like all the anniversary beers from firestone its great. Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass at local BYOB asian restaurant. Aroma is awesome oaky, bourbon, vanilla, nuts, and rich grains. Taste is heavy bourbon without being boozy. Slow sipper for days loved it.
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2014
sweeter than id except, which hurt its points a little. Awesome barrel aging however, tons of nuances and subtle flavors. leather, molasses, oak, vanilla, cocoa, etc.. all the usual suspects. Theydon_Bois (20487) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks once again to the host with the mose for this ’dubblup’, the cucumbers were in fine fettle this evening of 04/11/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering that soon collapses.
Nose is bitter roast, booze, dark fruits, dates, spice, chocolate, dark toffee imbibe.
Taste comprises treacle toffee, coconut shavings, liqourice, spice, booze tunes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Leighton (22056) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Bruce. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds of tangy ripe fruits, dark malts, grapes, dates. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of jammy berries, raspberry, dates and figs, vanilla, burnt toffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with lots of rich, dark sugars, loads of fig and date, suggestions of cocoa, background wood, some mild toffee. Great stuff. Exceptional depth and balance. Scopey (15500) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours dirty dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, dried fruits, toffee, vanilla, jammy, oily wood and roasty brown sugar. The taste is rich, roasty, wood, leather, vanilla, boozy, toffee, bourbon, earth, varnish and dried fruits, with a smooth, toffee finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Great balance and very enjoyable. Nice depth. daleharshman (1073) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Boxed bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar almost two years ago ($23.99). Pours dark brown with one finger of tan foam. AROMA of very rich toffee, vanilla, long-aged bourbon, nutty coffee, old leather, with some maple syrup and molasses. FLAVOR of big dark caramel, rich dark chocolate, vintage port, bourbon and cognac, sticky molasses, and cherry pipe tobacco. Sweet-ish elements are present here, but overall this is not very sweet. Boozy but the very high ABV is well concealed. A very nuanced blend, though I do not like it quite as much as the 15 and the 13. I have had the good fortune of trying many of the component beers (all of which are excellent on their own) and it is interesting that I can pick out elements of some of these contributory beers. Another excellent blend from FW and friends! (336, 921)