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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,457 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,457
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 966
Gots: 2,017 | FT: 177
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011 Reserve Series Bottle Notes:
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 1500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

2014 Bottle Notes
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 3500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008)
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Bfarr

Washington

4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with light red highlights thin light brown head with no retention or lacing. Strong boozy bourbon vanilla and oak aroma. Molasses and alcohol up front mwllowing into the bourbon vanilla sweetness. Balancing hops and alcohol with a light sour and clean finish. Silky smooth and robust feel with light fuzziness.

I’m very torn on this one. I usually like a challenging barleywine and this is so smooth and easy, especially for a beer with 13% abv. There’s a very strong warming but it’s very pleasant without a trace of burning. The flavor is strong and clear all the way to the end but it’s hard to call it really complex. It’s not a chore to finish nor difficult aside from the abv but it did get almost boring. Fantastic as a single glass so the bottle is definitely something to share. It certainly wasn’t as deep or dark as “Black Swan” (my movie pairing of choice) but it is certainly as mentally debilitating.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 22:24:40 | More by Bfarr
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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,457 ratings.