Each year, I buy the latest Firestone Walker Anniversary Blend and also bring out the oldest one that I have. Then I review them. Here is old vs new for 2020.
24 – big tan head quickly bubbles away to practically nothing but super dark brown. Sugar and fondue on the nose. Getting rum and sugar flavor wise. No burn on this at all. Very smooth but there is a bit of cola bubble too. Tiramisu / custard notes send this into dessert territory.
19 – dark brown with bubbles. Caramel in the aroma and the first big hit of flavor. Still an alcohol burn here which makes it a bit prickly. There is a tiny bit of spirit barrel flavor coming through as well. Still well carbonated after five years. My little cap popped off and flew across the room.