§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by deltatauhobbit:
4.54/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark amber approaching brownish, decent light tan head but fizzes away surprisingly quick, no cap on top and not much lacing either.
Smell has a nice caramel malt backbone, lots of dark fruit hitting the nose, definitely a touch of vanilla to sweeten it up before the boozy barrel aged aroma creeps in.
Taste has a very malt mixed with dark fruity raisin-y flavor going on, sweetness in the aftertaste but nothing too cloying, body is nice and full, carbonation is soft but active which lends a hand with the full body, the boozy alcohol burn is present but surprisingly is really only hits the back of the throat and not so much in the mouth which is nice, a very nice sipper indeed.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2013 00:18:13 | More by deltatauhobbit
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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.
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