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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

3,430 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,430
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 962
Gots: 2,007 | FT: 172
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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GrumpyJunglist

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4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 - abacus (4.5/5)

A: a clear dark brown, with almost zero head just a quick lacing from poor that faded when pouring into a sniffer.

S: a nice sweet bourbon malty goodness, no real hop scent apparent.

T: malty goodness of roast, with a little bourbon profile of vanilla, toffee, a little chocolate.

M: not as warm, as it was last year. a year of age makes this taste less hot. no real bite of carbonation here.

O: pretty damn good, look forward to having another one in 2013 with a '11 and '12.

2012 - Sucaba (4.2/5)

A: again a dark brown that is clear, but this one had some head with a lacing that remained in the sniffer.

S: a more heavier bourbon aroma with lovely malt scents.

T: this one has more hop character then abacus, which is welcomed. Kind of reminds me a bit of the 15th anni blend.

M: a little carbonation tickle in the back of the throat, with a mildly bitter after taste.

O: definitely a nice brew, a tad different from the '11, but i am curious how this one develops.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 03:39:10 | More by GrumpyJunglist
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S - Predominantly sweet and fruity. Fruitiness is of raisins and sherry. Sweetness is of maple and caramel. My favourite part of this beer.

T - I'm picking up the sherry-fruitiness from the nose, although not any one fruit in particular. Not as sweet as I would have expected and not particularly sweet overall. I was hoping for a little more vanilla, a little more coconut and a little more spice. Where this beer is not found wanting is in tobacco flavours. This beer had me racking my brain to see if I had a cigar stashed somewhere in the house. It's sort of dirty and a tad leathery but I like it. A little bitter malt and bitter bourbon on the finish as well.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,430 ratings.