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Brewed By: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Number of Ratings: 301

Style: Imperial Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Brewed In: 1400 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA

ABV: 12%

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Tasting Notes

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spartan_andrew profile picturespartan_andrew - December 27, 2021
Raisin, burnt caramel, and not overly boozy. Substantial viscosity, light xarbonation and a heavenly sweet bouquet. A real treat, but don't waste it on someone who won't appreciate it. Lucky that dad wanted to share his with me. Yum. profile - January 31, 2018
A. Big rye and barrel flavors and lots of malt, muted hops. 2016 version tasted in early 2018. Label said Imperial Special Bitter.
SonomaBrews profile pictureSonomaBrews - July 26, 2015
Enjoyable, on tap at Flipside
onefro profile pictureonefro - April 5, 2015
Delicious. Had at yard house
HSAlegend02 profile pictureHSAlegend02 - March 15, 2015
So smooth, vanilla and caramel notes...I would've never guessed this was 12%! 5 stars
aaf145 profile pictureaaf145 - March 15, 2015
5 stars... One of my favorite barleywines... Definitely top 3..Slight burn that hits quick and then mellows..hints of fruit and crisp and smooth for a 12% Abv brew... Awesome should be in the top 10 in brewgenes top 100.
Stoops1969 profile pictureStoops1969 - January 16, 2015
Sweet with a gent of toffee. A little dab will do us!
sudz profile picturesudz - October 5, 2014
Delicious overtones of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and coconut. This beer is well rounded and drinkable, considering it's youth and high alcohol. This beer will age exceptionally well. If you only have one in your beer fridge, wait a few years. If you have two or more, wait longer.
Metsfan93727 profile pictureMetsfan93727 - September 5, 2014
Sweet, sweet, sweet! Good but not great. Now that I've had it, not gonna miss it.
BishopX18 profile pictureBishopX18 - August 15, 2014
Very solid sipping beer. Malty,boozy and thick. Awesome!
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