MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Won from California auction. Beautiful notes of wood, vanilla, cocoa, bread, coconut, bourbon and toffee. Absolutely amazing.
Christos (5791) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2016
(Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale)) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 13.3%
Deep brown colour on the body, good sized tan head on top, with good density and retention.
Arom ahas bourbon, vanilla, wood, chocolate malts, caramel, dark fruits.
Taste is sweet with lots of bourbon, alcohol, chocolate notes, caramel, dark fruits, sugars, malts, vanilla.
Medium thick body with good carbonation.
Nice one. monk191 (1980) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Another very good Firestone anniversary, although this one tasted a bit flat. Not sure if it was the tap or not. Pours a deep brown-black with a white head. Smells amazing, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and sea salt. Taste is not carbonated, a bit watery upfront, but then brings out vanilla, whiskey, dark fruits. Had on tap at Uptown Market. Tmoney99 (14495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown color with a large tan frothy head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt, vanilla wood and complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout interesting complex brew. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Style et résumé: American strong ale.
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Comment: Dégustation Manseau 2016.
Portrait: Une robe cuivrée brune. Un nez de caramel, d’épices, de poivre avec une certaine chaleur. Une bouche puissante, chaude avec du caramel, du poivre et des épices. Un alcool chaleureux est bien présent. Trop !
Pours murky dark brown with a small tan fizz. Smells strongly of a variety of barrels and a lot of sweet, sticky malts. Taste is sweet, sticky, woody, and of a variety of spirits. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Firestone Walker XVII finishes with a subtle boozy heat. ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
From the bomber it pours an almost black motor oil color with a small beige head. The aroma has vanilla, oak, molasses and toffee. The taste has some sweetness up front with molasses then some bourbon, vanilla, coffee and then more sweetness on the finish. Great sipping beer. alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2016
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Fifty West guys. Pours a dark caramel brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toffee, tobacco, dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, wood, bourbon, vanilla, leather, crazy complex, solid as always. Dogbrick (13026) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Sample at Kurtkeller 023: Firestone Walker-tastic 01 on 06/18/2016. The beer pours a dark brown color with mahogany around the edges, and a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, bourbon, coconut and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, caramel malt, bourbon and chocolate. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2016
22oz bottle in a taster. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts with sweetness and chocolate and light roast, lots of bourbon and oak and vanilla, and some light dough and bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid beer for this style and one of my favorites of the FW anniversary beers.