§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,362 | Reviews: 735 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DovaliHops:
4.6/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2011 Vintage/13%ABV. I was SO EXCITED to try this one, considering every time I've gone to the brewery, they've never had it on tap. Pours a dark amber-reddish color with almost no head at all. Almost like some cherry cola after the carbonation has settled. Scent is OAK...and lots of it. The oak and bourbon flavors are absolutely lovely and predominant in the aroma. The description on the box doesn't specify which barrels were used, but some of the barrels definitely left some amazing bourbon notes behind. Taste definitely has that oak flavor as well, along with delicious cherry and vanilla notes. There are also hints of chocolate and dark fruits. Bourbon is blended in very nicely with all these flavors. Absolutely phenomenal! Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth with such amazing complexity. Drinkability is high for a 13% barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2011 06:55:30 | More by DovaliHops
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5/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance: The beer was a cloudy shade of black with an off-white colored head crowning the glass.
Smell: The nutty notes jump to the front, but malt and bourbon are also very detectable.
Taste: I love the nuttiness that starts the taste. Nuts, caramel, sweet milk chocolate notes balance in the taste. The bourbon does not overwhelm the taste, but lends itself to balance. The warming aftertaste makes each of the taste notes glow a little brighter. This is orgasmic!
Moutheel; The mouthfeel is a little syrupy and resembles a port. Of course, this allows the taste to linger for an exceptional amount of time.
Overall: This is my first perfect score on BA; I really can not say anything bad about it. I certainly wish it was more accessible.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 15:43:12 | More by JohnnyHopps
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,362 ratings.