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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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100
world-class

3,441 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,441
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 961
Gots: 2,014 | FT: 175
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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours an opaque dark brown with some slight amber tones. The beer has a thin beige head that reduces to a thin ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Some slight hints of alcohol, mostly bourbon, are present but not like the burn you sometimes associate with high ABV beers. There is a lot of malty sweetness, caramel + toffee, as well as some oak, charred wood, and vanilla notes.

T: Nice roasted malts with some caramel sweetness and lots of bourbon barrel flavors (oak and vanilla). Very nice balance and a lot of complexity to the flavor.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very smooth.

O: This beer has an inviting aroma and is delicious as well as incredibly smooth - it gets better with each sip and I was just hoping the glass would never end. Super easy to drink and hides the alcohol well, I could sip on this all day long and never tire of it....hmmmm, maybe that should be my plan.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 01:26:54 | More by dbrauneis
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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.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,441 ratings.