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Firestone Walker §ucaba (formerly Abacus) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 303

Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker XV (15) Anniversary Ale Video Beer Review

As a finished beer, XV is alive with amazing complexity and yet it is quite possibly the most integrated and seamless blend yet. Looking at a blend of 8 beers on paper at first looks chaotic and potentially disjointed; however, a closer look reveals and interesting theme: 76% Barley Wine style beers, 19% Stout and 5% Imperial IPA. XV introduces our new blonde barley wine Helldorado with flavors of lavender honey liqueur. The well established DDBA delivers its signature American toasted oak, English caramel toffee and light leather nuances. 2010 vintage Sticky Monkey folds in brown sugar, maple, cinnamon, ginger and ripe figs. Parabola brings the familiar flavors of roasted dark coco, and chocolate covered cherries. Velvet Merkin carries silky milk chocolate, toasted coconut and creamy textures. Good Foot and Bravo add assertive barley wine warmth and lush barrel derived vanilla bean notes. The ... Read More »

Firestone Walker 15 | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 262

As a finished beer, XV is alive with amazing complexity and yet it is quite possibly the most integrated and seamless blend yet. Looking at a blend of 8 beers on paper at first looks chaotic and potentially disjointed; however, a closer look reveals and interesting theme: 76% Barley Wine style beers, 19% Stout and 5% Imperial IPA. XV introduces our new blonde barley wine Helldorado with flavors of lavender honey liqueur. The well established DDBA delivers its signature American toasted oak, English caramel toffee and light leather nuances. 2010 vintage Sticky Monkey folds in brown sugar, maple, cinnamon, ginger and ripe figs. Parabola brings the familiar flavors of roasted dark coco, and chocolate covered cherries. Velvet Merkin carries silky milk chocolate, toasted coconut and creamy textures. Good Foot and Bravo add assertive barley wine warmth and lush barrel derived vanilla bean notes. The ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker Solace Video Beer Review

Never under estimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made (fish) taco and a cold bottle of (wheat) beer.” Tom Robbins Product Specs: OG = 14P / 1.057SG FG = 2.5P / 1.010SG Color = 6 SRM IBUs = 15 ABV = 6.0% Appearance = Hazy / Opalescent Brewing Program: Summertime Fusion Wheat Beer from Firestone Walker. Multi-step infusion mashing program using wheat to insure a creamy mouth feel Traditional biological acidification program to insure bright zesty acidity Warm (free range) farm-house style fermentation to add tropical flavors and spicy aroma Cold conditioned and blended to soften, mellow and round Presented unfiltered to retain all flavor, aroma, texture and visual opalescence Lightly hopped with a unique blend to add spicy balanced drinkability Recipe Components: Hops: Yakima Valley Willamette, French Strissel Spalt ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker Parabola (2011) Video Beer Review

Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs. An extension of Quercus Alba —the Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker Abacus Video Beer Review

Abacus is a barrel aged Barley Wine. Four barrels in total were selected for the blend. The base of this year’s offering was aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 3 years! The resulting beer is strong yet extremely elegant and smooth. Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. Abacus pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses. Read More »

Firestone Walker Abacus Barley Wine | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 164

As you guys know Firestone Walker produces 2 of my top 5 beers of all time with 14 and Parabola. Can they keep the streak going with Abacus? Watch and find out! Abacus is a barrel aged Barley Wine. Four barrels in total were selected for the blend. The base of this year’s offering was aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 3 years! The resulting beer is strong yet extremely elegant and smooth. Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. Abacus pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker Double Jack Video Beer Review

Double Jack IPA is our first ever Imperial IPA. It features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer. Best enjoyed in moderation. Read More »

Firestone Walker 14 | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 140

This beer is far and away one of the best beers I have ever had,period,end of sentence. As a finished beer, 14 is brimming with amazing flavors and textures. DDBA leads the blend lending American toasted oak, English caramel toffee and light leather nuances. Newcomer, Sticky Monkey, folds in the taste of brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and ripe figs. Parabola brings the familiar flavors of bitter dark chocolate and cherry pit. Velvet Merkin carries silky bourbon soaked chocolate cake goodness to the party while a touch of Black Xantus teases coffee and tobacco. Last, but not least, Good Foot brings the hops… hints of citrus zest and tangerine, which adds a pop to the aroma and nice finish to this big, sexy brew. 14 is best enjoyed in a half filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary Ale Video Beer Review

As a finished beer, 14 is brimming with amazing flavors and textures. DDBA leads the blend lending American toasted oak, English caramel toffee and light leather nuances. Newcomer, Sticky Monkey, folds in the taste of brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and ripe figs. Parabola brings the familiar flavors of bitter dark chocolate and cherry pit. Velvet Merkin carries silky bourbon soaked chocolate cake goodness to the party while a touch of Black Xantus teases coffee and tobacco. Last, but not least, Good Foot brings the hops… hints of citrus zest and tangerine, which adds a pop to the aroma and nice finish to this big, sexy brew. 14 is best enjoyed in a half filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. If left in a cool dark place, I suspect this ... Read More »