§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,425 | Reviews: 738 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by animortician:
4.25/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Deep Brown with a little hint of red in there. Fairly good clarity. When poured a head didn't have much chance at survival.
S: Rich, Bourbon, Sweet, Malty, not much hops
T: This was my first real experience with a barley wine that isn't hoppy. I was hopping for something that had a backbone to back up the sweet, boosy, bourbon barrel aged flavor. Not the case with this one. Tasted a lot like a bourbon BA stout. Maybe this is just my vigrin taste buds to this style, but I thought it could have had a little more hop presence to round it out and still remain in the bounderies of English Barleywine.
M: Thick, Smooth, low carbonation
O: Great beer. Had a hard time finishing the whole bottle even with the help of a friend. I want to try it again and this time with an open mind and with a better idea of what to expect.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2012 16:12:08 | More by animortician
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4.3/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Very dark ruby red. Head was a a little soapy and coarse-grained for my liking.
S - Predominantly sweet and fruity. Fruitiness is of raisins and sherry. Sweetness is of maple and caramel. My favourite part of this beer.
T - I'm picking up the sherry-fruitiness from the nose, although not any one fruit in particular. Not as sweet as I would have expected and not particularly sweet overall. I was hoping for a little more vanilla, a little more coconut and a little more spice. Where this beer is not found wanting is in tobacco flavours. This beer had me racking my brain to see if I had a cigar stashed somewhere in the house. It's sort of dirty and a tad leathery but I like it. A little bitter malt and bitter bourbon on the finish as well.
M - Thick enough, but like the rest of the beer it's just not quite there.
O - At first I was quite disappointed, however this beer definitely benefits from time spent in the glass. The most relatable beer I've had to Sucaba lately was Fremont's Bourbon Abominable, which for me, was clearly the superior beer. This was malty, sweet and sherry-like with nice tobacco notes, but I wanted more bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak and spice. Sadly it did not live up to expectation.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 08:51:42 | More by abeeronthebeach
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,425 ratings.