§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by laituegonflable:
4.15/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark burgundy colour. Quite murky but a bit of a vibrant hue when held up to the light. Head is beige, with small bubbles, just a ring of foam left with disappointingly little lacing. Looks good, but a bit too big for its own boots.
Smell is very, very sweet but a nice sweet, with massive, massive coconut aroma - just huge, sticky coconut flesh, touch of vanilla and some pleasant sugar notes. Hint of some peachy, floral hops behind, but it's all that secondaried booze note, lovely clarity and tempered sweetness.
Taste is in a similar vein. Plenty of sweet malt underlying, with caramel, toffee and brown sugar, then over the top comes a succulent boozey sweetness with that lovely desiccated coconut flavour, hints of vanilla, and then yeah, a bite of booze late which is an unfortunate glitch. Palate is beautifully constructed as far as strong, sweet malt bombs go, but that unmistakeable heat from the booze on the back is a definite overstepping of the line.
Good body, not too thick and heavy but the hot booze on the back is noticeable and sharp.
With that in mind, this is a big, cuddly and loveable brew. Flavours I love and the development of the palate is superb. If not for that slight overheated booze on the back, this would have been held in wonderful balance.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 10:44:52 | More by laituegonflable
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance: The beer was a cloudy shade of black with an off-white colored head crowning the glass.
Smell: The nutty notes jump to the front, but malt and bourbon are also very detectable.
Taste: I love the nuttiness that starts the taste. Nuts, caramel, sweet milk chocolate notes balance in the taste. The bourbon does not overwhelm the taste, but lends itself to balance. The warming aftertaste makes each of the taste notes glow a little brighter. This is orgasmic!
Moutheel; The mouthfeel is a little syrupy and resembles a port. Of course, this allows the taste to linger for an exceptional amount of time.
Overall: This is my first perfect score on BA; I really can not say anything bad about it. I certainly wish it was more accessible.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 15:43:12 | More by JohnnyHopps
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,362 ratings.