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Saucerful O' Secrets - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 15
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ojclark on 02-19-2008)
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Photo of 01001111
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Caramel

S: Caramel, toffee, chocolate, figs, light roast coffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon.

T: Everything that was present on the nose with some maple syrup.

M: Syrup.

O: This must be the ambrosia of ancient lore. Amazingly complex. Amazingly delicious.

01001111, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of bnelson997
5/5  rDev +16.8%

bnelson997, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

PG2G, May 18, 2014
Photo of 2LBrew
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Volunteered at the AHA conference in San Diego and this was being poured at Paxtons session. It was the first beer and it was amazing. It was served at around 9am on Friday morning and it would go really well with some pancakes or french toast. The appearance was darker and the smell had a lot malt to it. The taste blew me away. Very good mouth feel. Would definitely like to have this again with some food.

2LBrew, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of JoeySchlitz
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Firestone Night of the Ales. Pours a deep orange with a good inch of head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Smells of raisins, figs, and has a good earthy quality. Tastes similar with fruity undertones and good carbonation. Could easily drink a pitcher of this but the distribution was limited. Overall a great beer but I do not think I will get a chance to try again due to limited availability.

JoeySchlitz, Feb 13, 2009
Photo of Reappropriated
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Reappropriated, Apr 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Btip1969, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of yoitsarch
4.75/5  rDev +11%

yoitsarch, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of KateMcN
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: reddish brown, clear, minimal head
S: malty, not as sweet or as big as the taste (but it was cold at the time, prob needed to open up)
T: oh, yum. i tasted vanilla, almonds, brown sugar, and above all, roasted toffee flavors. all i could think about was DESSERT
M: spicy, warm
D: i could tell it was (is) high in alcohol, but still extremely pleasant

had this on tap at my work... my friend/coworker and i don't usually love the sweeter, darker, sugary-roasted-dessert-ey beers, but this beer instantly won our hearts, goshdarnit. we had the brilliant idea that 'saucer' was destined to be a beer float. we plopped a scoop of vanilla ice cream in our glass, and WOW. yes, you should ridicule us for this. and yes, it was phenomenal.

KateMcN, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

aquazr1, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

AleHunter805, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

wolf_switzer, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mbw314, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

TheQuest300, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of BG24
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

BG24, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ItsYourBoyBlue, May 11, 2014
Photo of neurobot01
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

neurobot01, May 18, 2014
Photo of tbone1384
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

tbone1384, May 18, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap for the Feral One release party at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buellton, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, wood, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, caramel, wood, and slight bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a mellow barrel aged presence after 6 years in a barrel.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 10, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I (Wiseman Nick ) ordered multiple free samples of this at the Firestone 14 Release yesterday (in Paso Robles, CA; not Escondido). Following review is based on notes taken at that time.

Served in a small (~5oz.) Firestone Walker snifter.

Appearance: Muddy brown body with amber highlights. Looks very thick and syrupy (a bit oily), and has absolutely no head. Carbonation appears to be very low.

Smell: Candi sugar, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, spices, and flowery esters. Caramel and booze picked up as it warmed. Really complex and interesting.

Taste: Bourbon, clove, flowers/herbs, molasses, and chocolate liqueur. The bourbon acted as a beautiful accent early on, but quickly became the dominant flavor once the beer warmed. As with the smell, very complex and interesting - balanced too. I dug it.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, syrupy, lightly carbonated, and malt-heavy. Not too warm or dry, though the bourbon barrel effects were apparent.

Drinkability: Very complex and balanced, though the bourbon quickly took over (in a bad way) as the beer approached room temperature. Definitely worth a try!

ThreeWiseMen, Nov 07, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev 0%

wethorseblanket, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Stoneman78
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's for CBC/WBC

Pours a clear, dark red hue, thin layer of white head, moderate lacing

Smell is sweet malts and dark fruits, some vanilla, moderate alcohol, and light hops

Taste is light malts and sugary fruits, pillowy chocolate/cocoa malt in the middle with some vanilla extract, hints of hops peek through, and finishes sweet with light alcohol presence

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, creamy smooth texture is very pleasant, ample carbonation

Drinkability is moderate, wonderful texture good balance of flavors, gets a bit cloying in the long run but overall a solid strong ale

Stoneman78, Apr 20, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Ferrari805, Jun 24, 2014
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Saucerful O' Secrets from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.