§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 3,571 | Reviews: 744 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by airohead2001:
4.33/5 rDev -4.4%
Appearance is pretty standard for a barrel aged barleywine. Dark brown/red with a small head that fades to bubbles that line the edge of the snifter.
The smell is buttered popcorn, toffee, vanilla, booze, and a little bit of piney hops. Outstanding.
Taste is so rich, complex, and delicious. Wow - I was not expecting something this good. Butter toffee, coconut, and caramel up front with a nice bourbon sugariness through out. The finish is a combo of harsh roasts, harsh hops, and a whole lot of painful EtOH burn, just to remind you that this is a 13% ABV brew.
Mouthfeel is sticky, which is nice, but is just a little too thin.
Overall, this beer is what I would hope and expect a Harry Potter Butterbeer tastes like. It is sweet, nutty, and buttery. I had no idea that this beer would be this good. It is far better than Mother of All Storms and is much more on par with my favorites, Kuhnhenn BBBW and Central Waters BBBW. The EtOH burn is prominent in this one, but I would love to drink a bottle or two with Hermoine Granger and see where the night takes us. Excellent brew.
04-06-2011 03:17:21 | More by airohead2001
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 3,571 ratings.