§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by OStrungT:
4.43/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a dark mohogany color, with a thin tan head that fades fast, leaving pretty much no lace.
This beer has a nice vanilla aroma. I can also detect some chocolate, and some dark fruit notes. The alcohol content is well hidden in the aroma. A mild bourbon aroma is also present.
This beer tastes much like it is spelled. Vanilla up fromt with a slight chocolate and fig flavor. Alcohol is not overly noticable in the flavor either.
This beer is full bodied and low in carbonation. It leaves a vanilla bourbon aftertaste. The alcohol warms a little on the way down.
This beer wouldnt make a good session beer. It is high in alcohol, and aggressive. It is a sipper.
Overall: I love barral aged beers, and this one ranks up there with the best. Firestone Walker does some amazing stuff with barrals.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2011 04:24:31 | More by OStrungT
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4.3/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Very dark ruby red. Head was a a little soapy and coarse-grained for my liking.
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.
M - Thick enough, but like the rest of the beer it's just not quite there.
O - At first I was quite disappointed, however this beer definitely benefits from time spent in the glass. The most relatable beer I've had to Sucaba lately was Fremont's Bourbon Abominable, which for me, was clearly the superior beer. This was malty, sweet and sherry-like with nice tobacco notes, but I wanted more bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak and spice. Sadly it did not live up to expectation.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 08:51:42 | More by abeeronthebeach
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,421 ratings.