§ucaba (Abacus) - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.36/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade from spambum, thanks buddy! 2013 vintage.
A- Pours a rust colored body with a very small head that reduces quickly to a white ring. Dark and nearly opaque, can't tell if it's hazy but I think it is.
S- French vanilla coffee, bourbon, toffee, vanilla beans, butterscotch candy, white chocolate. Definitely smells like a dessert beer. Very nice.
T- Upfront there are sweet caramel, vanilla, bourbon notes. This develops into coffee and dark fruit notes, finishing slightly roasty. Warming booze definitely present. Somewhat harsh aftertaste.
M- Low carbonation, medium-heavy body. Split this one.
I've waited a long time to try Sucaba and it didn't let me down! This is such a complex brew, and the bourbon really stands out and makes a grand presence. It's a heavier version of Founders Backwoods Bastard in my opinion, and that's one of my favorite beers. I am cellaring one of these to see how it ages, maybe the harshness will lessen. Get a few while they're still on the shelves!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2013 23:53:44 | More by gcamparone
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