Firestone Walker 14

FW Walker 14:

Firestone Walker 14

3.2

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (1944) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move]

Grabbed this in a trade last year. Opened alongside other FW beers. Snifter, fridge tempA – Pretty dark, oaky, barley wine / stout looking beer. minimal head.

S – Nose has lots of dark fruit, vanilla, figs, red wine, chestnut and birch and maybe even some oak. Slight cardboard

T – Yep, cardboard and strange off flavors but overall, very sweet, still pretty boozy and prunes, grapes and blackberries. Lots of roasted charcoal, licorice chocolate

M – Heavy, slick and tannic

O – This is a solid beer from drinking this along side 17, there’s no comparison.

FW Walker 15: 

Firestone Walker 15 (XV)

3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20

adamjackson (1944) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move]

Bottle split 4 waysA – Appearance is like most FW blends, barley wine old ale and stout sort of mixed together. Faint oak red / brown.

S – Great depth! lots of cherry, fig, blackberry, blueberry and other fruits. Bourbon vanilla and rum with a touch of cognac. Sweet nose.

T – Taste is nice. Oranges and honey with a lot of dark fruits. Very tannic and full of great maltiness but a slight oxidized finish.

M – Creamy mouthfeel, sweet and vinous finish

O – I enjoyed this one a lot. Should have opened it sooner.

Firestone Walker 15 (XV)FW Walker 16:

Firestone Walker 17

4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20

adamjackson (1944) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 18, 2013  [delete] [move]

UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Bottle split 4 waysA – Looks just like 14-17 of the FW anniversary beers. Dark amber, barley wine colors. nice 1 finger head

S – Big nose. like licorice and kale, sweet milk and more dark fruits.

T – Sweet and boozy finish. I get some medicine in this one but the meld of this is really nice. Blended perfectly, tequila, bourbon and rum with their accompanying sweet fruits and earthy tastes. Chocolate and molasses.

M – Creamy, velvety mouthfeel

O – This is great and is my 2nd favorite of the FW anniversary beers. 17 is just worlds better than the others maybe due to age?

Firestone Walker 17