Time again to get back into beer as well. Here’s a pre-quarantine brew from back when things were relatively more normal.
Beer Name: Stickee Monkee (2018)
Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, CA)
Description: A Belgina-style Quad brewed with Mexican Turbinado and Belgian candi sugars before being set to age in bourbon barrels. The bottle I had for this review was from the 2018 vintage.
Appearance: It poured to a beer-bottle colored dark brown body.
Smell: Sugary dark fruits mixed with hints of bourbon barrels.
Taste: Sweetness upfront in the form of Belgian candi yeast, molasses, brown sugar, and dark fruit. The yeast really picks up around mid-sip to take over and transition the brew towards a hot, bourbony finish with some hints of toasty malts mixing in with a very refined barrel presence.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation.
Hype: I don’t know if hype is the right word, but this brewery and a series of small, boxed bottles is extremely well regarded.
Overall: This was fantastic! It’s a beer you’ll definitely be taking your time with, but you will definitely savor every sip.