aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Soft bourbon and ripe fruit nose with some mild pancake syrup notes. Good mouthfeel with great conditioning. Soft and rich with nice spiced fruitcake notes. Clean finish. DenverLogan (1215) - LA, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Copper brown color. Aroma of big sweet malts, caramel, roasty malts, dark fruit, herbs, smoke, wine and wood. Flavors include big rich and caramel malts, dark fruit, herbs, wood. A touch sweet in the finish. Tasted on keg at pre-GABF event at Falling Rock, and the brewers gave me some bottles in early 2007 that I think were from 06’. Anyway, look forward to this at your usual watering holes at some future date cause it’s good! wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2006 handbottle from Logan. Tasted at Logan’s house with Logan and deftim13. A hint of oxidation, but it’s really subtle. Quickly fading head. Very mellow flavor. Mixed bubble head. Some caramel in the aroma. Leans sweet, but finishes dry. Mellowed hops. Light amber color. auto (163) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
9 months aged, burbon nitro, warm dark colour, alchohol flavor, syrupy, its alright not great its alright but its cool, i’ll drink it but shit its not like the best shit i’ve ever had in my life or anything but fuk it i’ll drink it. y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
idk if this is what i drank but what the hell:
says firestone-walker english style barley wine, aged 9 mos, from a bourbon nitro tap:
wine, alcohol, rum, coconut flavors with a syrupy feel.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
GABF 2006: CLear dark brown-amber color with a medium beige head. Big fresh piney hop aroma with sweet fruity malt underneath. Piney hop flavor entwined with sweet dark fruity malt. The hops were big but everything was well balanced, even the alcohol. jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Tap @ Toronado. A ruby red mahogany color with a laced tan head. Smoth and malty with a rich fruity body that includes apple, grapefruit, and mild citrus with a malty and caramel base. It coates the mouth. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Tap at Toronado. Pours with a dark copper color and a nice head withy excellent lacing. Aromas of caramel, malts and berries. Flavors predominantly malty, caramel, sweet and a hoppiness to balance. The alcohol is noticeable but unobtrusive. Finishes off with a pleasant sweetness without being cloying. Very nice. Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 Draught at Lucky Baldwins, Pasadena Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Sampled during the annual IPA / IIPA festival. Labeled as Firestone Ruby an 11% triple IPA. This beer was brewed as part of the 10th anniversary beer that Matt is brewing over ten months. When all components are completed they will be blended together to make one "10" of a beer.
Ruby red in colour with a dense everlasting tan head. Big, bold hop nose with a rich sweet base. Aroma of hops, hops, perfume, oak, hops, and vanilla. Well balanced and not overly cloying, especially for a beer this strong.
(On cask at the PP Real Ale Fest 2006) Pours with a slightly cloudy Orange-red body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a nice caramel note and a piney, hop kick in the finish. Full bodied, smooth and warming.