§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a dark ruby color with a super thin lacing ring and mild carbonation. During the pour the head was minimal and quickly died down.
S - Bourbon, oak, candied plum and raisins, roasted toffee and caramel. Sweet malt and bourbon forward.
T - The taste is intoxicating (literally). Up front is a hit of sweet roasted malt followed with a wave of dark fruit - raisons, plums, and layers of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. As I dig deeper into the glass, the oak comes through with more strength and the alcohol warmth subsides a little bit. In the beginning, the warming in the throat is very noticeable until things adjust. There's a hint of hop bitterness at the very end of the sip
M - Medium full body, somewhat thick, and leaves a sticky coating on the lips.
O - Nice depth and complexity, sweet and boozy, the next bomber will be shared with a friend, 22 oz of this goodness is too much for one person.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2012 01:34:37 | More by jzeilinger
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4.3/5 rDev -5.1%
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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