Firestone Walker Brewing Company Bravo 2017 Vintage #1 – American Strong Ale at 13.2% ABV | 28 IBU

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Bravo 2017 Vintage #1 American Strong Ale at 13.2% ABV | 28 IBU (US$11.75 at Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 21-Jun-2017, reviewed 14-May-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy and particulate-laden brown with one finger of loose beige head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: bready caramel, toffee, bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla. (9/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-full sightly slick body, soft carbonation, mildly bitter warming finish. (4/5)

The aroma is where this one really shines, with a mouth-watering combination of caramel/toffee and bourbon, and some fruit thrown in so you get your vitamins. It also finishes mild, with a warming alcohol presence that never gets hot. Good stuff. (16/20)

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