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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,454 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,454
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 965
Gots: 2,014 | FT: 177
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)
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madvermin

California

3.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with good translucence. Head dissipates fast leaving no lace on the glass. Body is striking though, with reds and browns everywhere.

Nose is complex but understated; wood, caramel, sweet sugar, a bit of molasses, and maybe a touch of vanilla are what I get, along with some light fruit. All those aromas combine to form a potent amalgam, which ends up with a bubblegum note as a result too.

Taste is ok at the start, with light melon and mellow malts coming out. However, as the beer moves to the finish an intense vanilla caramel butterscotch ice cream flavor dominates - it is fantastic to be sure. Alcohol is just barely in the background and utilized well.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick with a bit of coating left in the mouth after sips. Body is between medium and full and is just enough to hold up the taste. Drinkability is fine, but the finish is so rich and fully flavored that it gets tough to down after a bit. Still, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 10:01:17 | More by madvermin
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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,454 ratings.