SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
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 (10672) - West Chester, 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 (13554) - 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 (5463) - 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.
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
22 oz bottle shared by a friend, thanks Mike! Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of whiskey, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Tastes of whiskey, dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, butterscotch. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Aged fairly well though I think I enjoyed it fresher in early 2014. Hoprider (726) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2016
The nose hos all kinds of dark, warm notes.. Dades, prunes, figs and boozy caramel. Christmas chocolate and all the spices of the xmas season. Everything barrel aged of course. The taste is sweet with spicy caramel, vanilla and boozy fudge. The aftertaste is sweet, leathery and oaky. The Texture is medium rich, oily and with low carbonation. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Pours dark mahogany with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt, alcohol, barley sugar. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Good, boozy. One of the best of the series I guess. tom10101 (6229) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (22 oz) shared at tasting. Dark reddish-brown with a small beige head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing and little legs on the glass. Flavors of alcohol - booziness, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, toasted malts, chocolatey notes, mineral notes... super rich again. . Taste is sweet but not that much. Boozy. Full body. Moderate carbonation. carbonation. Mouth coathing sirupy liquorous mouthfeel. Warming and hot finish. Quite similar to FW XVI we had just before. Pretty good sipper in small quantity, but not something I would like to drink on a regular basis (and never more than 2 oz of it) despite the wide array of flavors. Tasty. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Pours a reddish brown with a small offwhite head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is of raw alcohol, chocolate and bourbon (coconut). Taste is quite sweet and centered on chocolate. Some vanilla (coming from the bourbon/barrel I guess). Medium-full bodied with a soft carbonation. Some hot alcohol but nothing bad. A good strong ale, can’t say I would want to have it again, though.