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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,452 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,452
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 962
Gots: 2,013 | FT: 177
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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afdempse

Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Huhzubendah for the bottle!

Pours a deep ruby color with an espresso crema head. Head retention and lacing are unheard of for a beer of this strength.

Aroma of bourbon, dark fruits, and oak. Very nice!

Extraordinarily complex blend of bourbon, oak, vanilla, tobacco, leather, and more. The flavors swirl together in a way that is completely harmonious and complementary. Alcohol is there, but in a way that enhances completely and never distracts.

Silky smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Creamy, with just enough carbonation. Hops provide a nice balancing support in the back end that keeps things in check and doesn't allow for the sweetness to enter cloying territory.

Overall, one of the most enjoyable beers I've ever had. A shining example of the level of flavor that can be achieved through the use of bourbon barrels. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 03:38:58 | More by afdempse
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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.