Firestone 15th Anniversary Ale

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.

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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)

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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

Website: http://www.firestonebeer.com/

 

Reviewer Scores:

BuffaloJern: 4

DJ_Lvl: 3.5

Metric Score: 35.5/60 |+| Metric Average: 5.91 |+| Reviewer Average: 3.75

 

Final Thoughts:

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.

 

BuffaloJern

I am the Buffalo editor and curator of Honest Booze Reviews

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