1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
§ucaba
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,445 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,445
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 961
Gots: 2,013 | FT: 176
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)
View: Beers (73) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,445 | Reviews: 739 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by joeseppy:
Photo of joeseppy
joeseppy

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Deep brown with ruby highlights. Thin tan, most unimpressive, head.

Aroma of bourbon soaked cherry but you have to go in and get it.

Getting an immediate bourbon head tic (I like that) but gotta sort through the booze here. There's a rootbeer like quality. Profiles of malt and oak. Some vanilla and toasted almonds. Nothing, though, really standing out strong as I'm searching for character. Cool whip cream finish and the alcohol lingers. Find the bourbon distracting at this young age.

I know this is young but I had to try it now. Last week I had the 2012 FSW Dbl DBA and it is a phenom. So I'm not concerned as much that this Sucaba has great potential because of the FSW barrel brilliance. This is a sipper and I'm getting a pretty good whack. Drinkable now and I got two for the cellar; we'll definitely see you next year.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:00:51 | More by joeseppy
More User Reviews:
Photo of CK319
CK319

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-30-2014 02:09:13 | More by CK319
Photo of memphischas
memphischas

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-29-2014 23:14:51 | More by memphischas
Photo of comfortablynirm
comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-29-2014 19:38:27 | More by comfortablynirm
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-29-2014 15:01:02 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of Optcynbassist
Optcynbassist


5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-28-2014 17:47:49 | More by Optcynbassist
Photo of spauldo
spauldo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-28-2014 02:19:39 | More by spauldo
Photo of Dash_The_Viking
Dash_The_Viking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-28-2014 01:03:41 | More by Dash_The_Viking
Photo of j205724
j205724

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-27-2014 20:34:36 | More by j205724
Photo of OleDixie
OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

07-27-2014 16:23:05 | More by OleDixie
Photo of larryarms847
larryarms847

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark ruby/rust red in appearance with a soft and plump two-finger head.

Aromas of raisins, plums, roasted malts, and bourbon are most prevalent, a little sharp in the nose for my taste.

Dark fruits, slight vanilla, mainly sweet malt, finished with a splash of bourbon.

Mouthfeel is the only score here that did worse off, though a delicious beer, the mouthfeel of this is too grainy (IMO).

Overall this is another delicious example of Firestone doing everything right.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 14:14:06 | More by larryarms847
Photo of Ferrari805
Ferrari805

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-27-2014 07:34:38 | More by Ferrari805
Photo of SD0430
SD0430


4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-27-2014 00:17:30 | More by SD0430
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-26-2014 22:37:55 | More by DrBier
Photo of Heffastera
Heffastera

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-26-2014 05:32:16 | More by Heffastera
Photo of condorsim
condorsim

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-26-2014 01:05:42 | More by condorsim
Photo of Yad1da
Yad1da


4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-25-2014 22:27:02 | More by Yad1da
Photo of xhuang61
xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-25-2014 22:09:27 | More by xhuang61
Photo of dsalmons
dsalmons

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-25-2014 20:15:09 | More by dsalmons
Photo of Shawnspl
Shawnspl

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -55.9%

07-25-2014 20:05:32 | More by Shawnspl
Photo of ronricorossi
ronricorossi

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-25-2014 18:56:42 | More by ronricorossi
Photo of jamis
jamis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-25-2014 17:32:51 | More by jamis
Photo of Dave_Heltzel
Dave_Heltzel

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-25-2014 17:07:47 | More by Dave_Heltzel
Photo of Austin_M
Austin_M

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-25-2014 16:05:04 | More by Austin_M
Photo of jacothom
jacothom

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-25-2014 15:44:27 | More by jacothom
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,445 ratings.