§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by iadler:
4.08/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 bottle. From notes taken on 4/13. Thanks to Matt I believe for opening this up the night prior to KBS day.
A- Pours a murky brown with a thin off white head bubbly head.
S- Lot's of sweet caramel, vanilla, coconut, caramelized pineapple, dark chocolate and a hint of roasted malt.
T- Sweet and tropical fruit upfront with pineapple and coconut followed by caramel, citrus hops, dark chocolate, vanilla and some sweet bourbon.
M- Low to medium carbonation with a slightly sticky body with some heat.
O- Quite a sweet barleywine. There is some citrus hop presence, but this one is full of caramel and fruit sweetness that does get a bit cloying, but overall, a good barleywine that is quite tasty.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2012 20:58:14 | More by iadler
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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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