§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.84/5 rDev +6.8%
2014 Vintage, poured into a Teku glass
A- pours a dark brown in color with some ruby hue creeping through when brought up to the light, small fizzy light-khaki head eventually reduces, leaving just a ring around the edges with small carbonation bubbles shooting to the top
S- huge aromas of caramel malt is complimented by sweet toffee, maple syrup, dark fig, plumb & raisin, concord grape, dark cherry juice, rum and sherry. The barrel gives aromas of oak, walnut, toasted coconut, vanilla and bourbon. The aromas seem to go on for days.
T- caramel and toffee flavors consume the palate up front, notes of toasted coconut, graham cracker and brown sugar kick in, followed by black cherry juice and a toasted walnut nuttiness. Oaky barrel juice kick in with more caramel flavor on the linger with hints of bourbon and vanilla bean. The caramel lingers on the palate long after
M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slighty foamy mouthfeel and a creamy and chewy finish, lots of alcohol warmth on the linger, that is needed to stand up to the plethora of flavors and aromas
O- the longer I sip this beer, the more flavor and aromas come out, the complexity is unlike any other beer. It drinks pretty hot, but actually is needed for such a big beer. I can't wait to try one with some age on it to see how it changes
06-03-2014 01:07:48 | More by Treyliff
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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.
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