Hello Traveler! Welcome to the peaceful Booze Reviews about Firestone. Now we’ve recently been suffering from an onset of evil bandits. BUT fear not humble mercenary – for this week we have a beer that’s celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. Our only regret is that this beer was clearly made for the skags.
Now I’m sure even for you after roaming the barren wasteland of Pandora that any beer that comes in a box, and is blended from various barrel aged beers would be the nectar of the angel – the sad fact is that the barrels they used were red – and we all know what those do!
Now for a company built around it’s illegal bear, lion, and skag fights this beer was meant to be a celebration – and they certainly are treating it as such. This isn’t a beer worth celebrating about though – now I’d like to believe that you can do blended beers more complex than a black and tan and have it taste phenomenal, but this story’s ending is about as anti-climatic as the Destroyer..
“They had so much literature I had to scan it. Which I’ve discovered my scanner does not work on this pc – so dumbest workaround ever.” (click images for larger version)
Taste: 5.75 – There’s a lot of body to it. Almost like a vinegar bitterness – it’s not a hoppy bitterness. Not really preferable.
Aftertaste: 6.75 – It certainly has layers, and the fact that it’s a blended beer really comes through. Certainly much better.
Burn/Smooth: 5.0 – (Note really can’t be a burn.) Pretty average in terms of smoothness.
Aroma: 7.0 – Smells nice – really chocolate-y.
Manliness: 7.5 – It’s certainly manly, but the fact that it’s not as good as it would seem to be makes it seem more like wank than awesomeness.
Value: 3.5 – The issue is for a pint we would expect to pay half the price for this beer.
Google Shop Average: $16
Metric Score: 35.5/60 |+| Metric Average: 5.91 |+| Reviewer Average: 3.75
The more I drink it, the lower the score gets in how much we like it. If your aged beer doesn’t taste like wood – you weren’t using a Jakobs.