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Firestone Walker 18

Firestone Walker 18

Rated 3.420 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Paso Robles, CA, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

13% Alcohol by Volume

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Final Blend: Parabola (13% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels (38% of the final blend) Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout OG=30P FG=7.5P IBU=80 Color=Black / Hopped with Magnum, Styrian Golding and Hallertau Tradition Helldorado (11.7% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels (16% of the final blend) OG=24.8P FG=4.0P IBU=24 Color=8 / Brewed with buckwheat honey & El Dorado hops Bravo (12.9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels (16% of the final blend) Imperial Brown Ale OG=26.5 FG=3.7 IBU=35 Color=32 / Hopped with German Magnum Stickee Monkee (12.3% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels (14% of the final blend) English Barley Wine OGP FG=5.4P IBU=45 Color=34 / Brewed with Belgian Candi Sugar and Mexican Turbinado (Brown) sugar Velvet Merkin (8.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon barrels (5% of the final blend) Traditional Oatmeal Stout OG=15+P FG=5.5 IBU=32.5 Color=Black / 15% Oats / Hopped with 100% US grown Fuggles Hydra Cuveè (10.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels - A Collaboration brewed with Flying Dog for Savor 2014 (4% of the final blend) Blended Hybrid ½ hoppy dark beer (Gonzo and Wookey) and ½-blended barrel aged beer (DDBA and Bravo) OG=24+P FG=5.5+ IBU=32.5 Color= Black Wookey Jack (8.5% ABV) 100% Stainless Steel (3% of the final blend American Black Ale – Black IPA OG=17.8P FG=2.5P IBU=80 Color=45+/ Dank and Dark Ol’ Leghorn (12.5%ABV)Aged in New American Oak - A Collaboration brewed with Three Floyds for the FWIBF (2% of the final blend) English Barley Wine OGP FG=5.1P IBU=45 Color=28 / 50% 1 yr. barrel aged English Barley Wine + 50% fresh dry hopped stainless produced Double Jack (9.5% ABV) 100% Stainless Steel (2% of the final blend) Double India Pale Ale OG= 20P FG=2.5P IBU=100 Color=8 / Extremely hoppy triple dry hopped DIPA The Finished Piece As a finished beer, XVIII is a dark and complex brew full of malt and barrel derived flavors, with Parabola leading the brew into the rich darkness. The beer is unfiltered and unfined, so there will be a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. XVIII is best enjoyed poured carefully into a half filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. As the beer sits and breathes in the glass, rich dark chocolate, toasted oak and dark fruit character is revealed, so take your time. If you wait to open your bottle later, store it in a cool dark place. I suspect that this beer will age well and change favorably for years to come. It was an absolute pleasure in the making and I truly hope you enjoy our ninth oak-aged blend! The journey continues and it’s just as fun and exciting now as it was back in 1996. This beer is dedicated to Jake and the rest of the amazing Wolfe family who have supported this community, our brewery and me personally since the beginning. We love you dearly. Matt

ID: 61491 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 5 years ago

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Overall Rank4830
Overall Percentile89.8
Style Rank163 of 722
Style Percentile77.4
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.050
Weighted Score3.420
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 10153 reviews
    rated 3.6 4 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours opaque dark chocolate brown with a thin buff head. Aroma presents strong caramel and candy-ish notes. Flavor delivers caramel, roast malt and subtle chocolate tones. Sweetness is a bit high for a beer. Mouthfeel has good body and fizz. Fire up this stone!

  • THE_BEER_GOD 92 reviews
    rated 4.5 5 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Bottle. Near black opaque pour with a medium, foamy brown head. Aroma is boozy with caramel, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt, toasted coconut and dark fruit. Taste is toasted coconut, vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses and booze. Body is medium-full with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation. Moderate stickiness and warmth tot his as well. Ends with more vanilla, toasted coconut, molasses, dark chocolate, cocoa, booze, burnt caramel and dark fruit.

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