Firestone Eleven

Another cellar-dweller.

Murky dark brown pour, no head to speak of at this age, but all the nose you can handle. Barrel aged alcohol still hanging on, even now. Some black flecks of sediment.

Same can be said of the taste profile. Is it distinguishable in any meaningful way? No really. is it pretty thin? Yes, of course. Does it still give a mild burn and do you know what you are drinking? Yes, you bet you do.

Obviously I should have drunk this x+ years ago, I understand, but it’s not horrible now, even if the brewers/blenders might be horrified at this stage. Ho hum, here we are. If one doesn’t *think* about the age of the beer, it’s really pretty enjoyable. Quite smooth, no harsh edges and drinks a bit like a low quality liquor. The barrels keep coming through, and although the beer absolutely IS thin at this point in its life, it’s smooth, and there really doesn’t appear to be any oxidative cardboard in the mix. Frankly that’s a miracle.

I hope you opened your years and years ago, but if you didn’t yopu can probably still drink this without it being a 100% drain pour. That’s about the best I can say.

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04/24/2022
Format:
bottle
ABV: 11.0 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 3.0
Mouthfeel: 2.0
Smell: 4.0
Overall: 3.5
Total:
Series Name: Anniversary Ale
Year: 2007

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