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Saucerful O' Secrets - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Saucerful O' Secrets
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
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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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +1.9%
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 +0.2%
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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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from tap.

Poured a deeper amberish-brownish color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits -plums and raisins-, lighter woodiness, light vanilla, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, vanilla, wood, and chocolate. The barrel aging was present, but not really over powering.

hopdog, Dec 09, 2008
Saucerful O' Secrets from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.