§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,452 | Reviews: 739 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by airohead2001:
4.33/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2011 03:17:21 | More by airohead2001
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4.73/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a dark ruby/rust red in appearance with a soft and plump two-finger head.
Aromas of raisins, plums, roasted malts, and bourbon are most prevalent, a little sharp in the nose for my taste.
Dark fruits, slight vanilla, mainly sweet malt, finished with a splash of bourbon.
Mouthfeel is the only score here that did worse off, though a delicious beer, the mouthfeel of this is too grainy (IMO).
Overall this is another delicious example of Firestone doing everything right.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 14:14:06 | More by larryarms847
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.