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Friday, January 27, 2012

Firestone XV

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Firestone XV

When: New Year's Eve

Served in: Wine Glass

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby red, some haze, tight off white head.

Aroma: big vanilla oak with chocolate and malt.

Taste: Big warming oak with hints of cocolate, finishing with some alcohol heat. No two sips
are alike! Picking up orange peel once, sometimes chocolate. As it warms the orange and fruit
comes out more. The warmth also brings out a roastier, tannic finish.

Mouthfeel: Low to moderate carb, incredibly drinkable at 12%. Noticable alcohol burn, but
but nothing you wouldnt expect. The body is lean enough to keep sipping without thinking
its maple syrup.

Overall: A big, drinkable, complicated beer that can probably use a year to develop and let the oak mellow out.

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