Review: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Stickee Monkee | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Stickee Monkee
99 out of 100
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Stickee Monkee

Style: Barrel Aged Quadrupel

ABV: 12.0 IBU: 45

99
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Stickee Monkee

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What the brewers say

“A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter, malty side. Mexican turbinado brown sugar and Belgian candi sugar add molasses flavors. A full body and lush texture with toasted oak, coconut, leather, and cigar tobacco.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, coconut, molasses, coffee, and a touch of licorice. Cherry, raisin, plum. Strong malt sweetness. Open and bold whiskey/bourbon–barrel notes. Definitely leans more toward the barrel than the base beer. Inviting mild sherry oxidation with a bit of cardboard.”

Flavor: “Flavor delivers on the nose: intense barrel notes, with the chocolate and vanilla turned up to eleven. Sweet cherry and raisin/dark fruit blend well with the barrel. Great mix of mild phenols, evocative esters, and alcohol warmth. Nice sherry character.”

Overall: “The barrel is strong with big vanilla and bourbon, complemented by cherry fruitiness that pulls it together. A wonderful sipper, and an amazing example of what a barrel can impart to a beer in the hands of a talented and deft brewer. More, please!”

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