Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Thanks to RussianDragon for sharing.
The beer is mahogany with crimson / russet highlights and a half inch of khaki head. Nice looking beer. Aromas of booze, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, brown bread, etc. No doubt a complex beer. The flavor is a bit boozy and muddled. Not bad, per se, but certainly not on par with some of favorites of the series. The body is a tad thin, with alcohol heat becoming a bit distracting at times. Perhaps this beer didn’t take as kindly to a little bit of aging as one would expect? Anyhow, this is good, but disappointing considering the greatness of other FW Anniversary ales. djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Backcountry Pizza. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, oak. Thick mouthfeel with sweet roast, vanilla, light booze, silky finish. Yes Garlic_of_Doom (665) - SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from Justin, thanks!
Pours marshy murky brown with a small beige head.
Aroma is filled with bourbon, marzipan and vanilla.
Taste has loads of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, liquor pralines, spiciness and some warming alcohol.
Full body, soft carbonation.
Habanero (4912) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with an average beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carb. A great strong ale. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
(Bottle) Pours deep reddish brown to black with a pale brown head. The aroma IS malt and barrel heaven - perfect roast, deep but clean caramel, soft but complex barrel notes, soft underlying alcohol and soft resinous/floral hops. Undertones of port wine, liquorice, dark/grainy bread and creamy dark toffee. The flavour is near medium sweet, near medium bitter and tiny acidic with tones of fat malt, fat (but balanced) oak and a perfect hop profile. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, velvety and fiery numbing with a soft ´carbonation. Dark fudge, liquorice, soft oach, fat malt and smooth hops on the finish. Full bodied.
Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, vanilla, & some bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, some oak, chocolate, dark fruit, spicy hops, and caramel/toffee; Warm booze finish; Nicely balanced; Overall, very good - but I expected a bit more. Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Boozy and woody nose. Very smooth taste with chocolatey and dark fruit flavors. Very nice xocnotnert (8) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
This was the first anniversary ale I tasted from Firestone, it was a gift to a friend on his wedding day that we shared between 3 friends. I have had it again since then and every time I drink it I remember how amazing it was. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle at the Triad bottle share at Foothills organized by Mike. Massive bourbon and milk chocolaty flavor. There’s a slight acidity that works. Thin body that somehow holds the robust flavor profile well. bigguns22 (806) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
A very complex beer that is great wish I had more. Dark black in color with a tan head. Aroma and flavor are very much alike tons of wood,vanilla,bourbon and dark fruits.