§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jamie2dope:
3.9/5 rDev -13.9%
I grabbed this bottle at Yankee Spirits in Stubridge today. I tried this last weekend at EBF, and was impressed, so lets see how it hold up from the bottle. It pours out a rosewood color, with half a finger of whitish heading. The color is nice, here; a mix of red and brown. Lots of caramel and alcohol come through in the nose, along with just a little bit of dark fruit. More of the same from the taste, but the alcohol is much more in the forefront than in the smell. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy and chewy all at the same time. The ABV on the bottle is listed as 13% as opposed to the 12% I see above. In any event, the alcohol is pretty hot on this one right now. I am thinking this beer tastes great now, but will do even better with some age to it. This is a beer to buy two of; one to drink now and one to cellar for a while.
03-18-2011 00:55:41 | More by jamie2dope
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4.53/5 rDev 0%
A - Pours a rich, red-tinged black with a small white head. Minor lacing and retention.
S - Nice scent bringing lot of barley wine and barrel elements with other notes of goodness. Dark fruits come through the most, along with caramel, chocolate, bourbon, oak, light tobacco and alcohol.
T - Tons of maple and vanilla, a bit nutty, very similar to smell, some sips had some alcohol in the back of the nose
M - Surprisingly smooth. Packs a punch but in all the right ways.
O - An amazing barleywine and another amazing beer from Firestone. This to me is the second best barleywine behind King Henry right now. Glad I have a few extra bottles.
05-22-2012 21:51:06 | More by SkiBum22
4.97/5 rDev +9.7%
2011 reserve series in a brandy snifter.
Alcohol notes overwhelm the senses from the get-go. Like a fine brandy only better.
This is why I now prefer beer to other alcohol choices.
Mouthfeel and aftertaste leave a very pleasant taste and feel that makes each sip a joy to behold.
Life is good when one of these are at hand.
11-24-2011 21:46:53 | More by NWer
4.76/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured into a large snifter after about 20 minutes out of the ice bucket. Deep reddish brown with a fair amount of tan, creamy head. Good lacing, and the collar was thick at the edge of the glass. Aroma of toffee, caramel, some woody earthiness, sweet medium roasted malt too. Taste is of toffee/caramel, leather, woody-earthy, very lightly smokey (perhaps because of the campfire). So damn good. Mouthfeel is all that barleywines should be. Appropriately carbonated, medium creamy body. I could drink this til the cows come home; too bad I have to trade for it.
11-18-2013 02:09:22 | More by mverity
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,539 ratings.