§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
4.5/5 rDev -0.7%
22oz bottle from jpaco47 (awesome, thanks man!). 2012 release. Served in a Terrapin snifter.
Pours deep garnet hued chestnut with one and a quarter finger sandy head. No lace.
Smells of rich caramel, toffee, vanilla and bourbon.
The sweet, rich nose did not disappoint. Nice bourbon character with layers of toffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, burnt sugars, dark fruit, wine, butterscotch, toast and a smidge of cinnamon. There's a little nip of booze but this is sweet and smooth.
Creamy, semi-oily, medium thick body with nice light carbonation. Sweet, slick bourbon toffee finish.
An outstanding barley wine. Excellent balance between barrel, bourbon and caramelly malty goodness. I tend to like the hoppy barley wines (Hog Heaven, Behemoth, etc) but this is fantastic. Another must try offering from Firestone Walker.
03-17-2013 03:44:36 | More by ThickNStout
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev 0%
A - Pours a rich, red-tinged black with a small white head. Minor lacing and retention.
S - Nice scent bringing lot of barley wine and barrel elements with other notes of goodness. Dark fruits come through the most, along with caramel, chocolate, bourbon, oak, light tobacco and alcohol.
T - Tons of maple and vanilla, a bit nutty, very similar to smell, some sips had some alcohol in the back of the nose
M - Surprisingly smooth. Packs a punch but in all the right ways.
O - An amazing barleywine and another amazing beer from Firestone. This to me is the second best barleywine behind King Henry right now. Glad I have a few extra bottles.
05-22-2012 21:51:06 | More by SkiBum22
4.97/5 rDev +9.7%
2011 reserve series in a brandy snifter.
Alcohol notes overwhelm the senses from the get-go. Like a fine brandy only better.
This is why I now prefer beer to other alcohol choices.
Mouthfeel and aftertaste leave a very pleasant taste and feel that makes each sip a joy to behold.
Life is good when one of these are at hand.
11-24-2011 21:46:53 | More by NWer
4.76/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured into a large snifter after about 20 minutes out of the ice bucket. Deep reddish brown with a fair amount of tan, creamy head. Good lacing, and the collar was thick at the edge of the glass. Aroma of toffee, caramel, some woody earthiness, sweet medium roasted malt too. Taste is of toffee/caramel, leather, woody-earthy, very lightly smokey (perhaps because of the campfire). So damn good. Mouthfeel is all that barleywines should be. Appropriately carbonated, medium creamy body. I could drink this til the cows come home; too bad I have to trade for it.
11-18-2013 02:09:22 | More by mverity
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,542 ratings.