Firestone Walker Brewing Cherry Barrel Blossom

Cherry Barrel Blossom

 

Firestone Walker Brewing in Paso Robles, California, United States 🇺🇸

Porter - Imperial Special
Score
7.44
ABV: 11.2% IBU: - Ticks: 9
Our classic smoked porter aged in bourbon barrels and cherry bitters barrels with a dash of sea salt.
 

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7.9
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Pours black with a beige head that doesn't last long. Aroma's: sweetish, spices and herbs (clove), vermouth, woody, tobacco, Italiano. Retronasal it's sweetish, spices, drop. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate bitter, with a hint of salt. Medium bodied. Warming alcohol. Finishes with spices, moderate bitter.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Feb 2022 at 20:42


7.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7

How: Draught.
Where: MBCC 2021.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, caramel cherries, vanilla.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, salt, bourbon, caramel, vanilla.

Tried from Draft on 15 Feb 2022 at 09:25


7.1
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Dark copper with a small beige head. Baking spices, cinnamon and caramel. Much like the nose. None of the smoke expected.

Tried from Draft on 18 Nov 2021 at 22:48



8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8

Thanks Maakun! Black with medium tan head. Sweet roasted, deep roasty flavors, enlightened by floral and cherry notes. Sweet, thick and bitter. Over medium body and soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Dec 2020 at 23:25


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Bottle shared. Almost black with small beige head. Marzipan, cherry pits, roasted malts, vanilla, very flowery, cinnamon, almonds, soft chocolate. Don't get much smoke. Over medium sweet, just medium boozy finish. Over medium bodied. Lots of barrel, good beer.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Dec 2020 at 23:16


7.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Taster at gfs place courtesy of Sander, big thanks. almost black color, small coffee colored head. smells spices, cloves, sour cherries, cinammon, lovely smell. full body, light carbonation. tastes of cloves, spices, peppery, some bitter chocolate, cinnamon. finishes light to medium bitter with notes of cinnamon, cloves and xmas spices. hmm, interesting, nice, super xmas spices forward though. not the most balanced.

Tried on 13 Dec 2020 at 19:23


7.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

2020 bottle. Almost black. Smoke and cherry in the aroma. Wood, anis. Smoke, mint and anis in the sweetish flavor. Hints of wood, tobacco and cherry. Very tasty.

Tried from Bottle on 27 Nov 2020 at 18:24