§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mfavoino:
4.53/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2012 bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Rich brown-ruby color with a small off-white head that receded quickly.
Smell: Big bourbon aroma, dark fruits, cherry, and wood. Aroma jumped out of the glass and was intense. One of the better smelling beers I've had the chance to taste.
Taste: Follows the nose with sweet dark fruits and brown sugar with a distinct bourbon character. Super rich dark malts with a touch of vanilla and caramel to add to the complexity.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with low carbonation. Slight alcohol warming and dries as it finishes.
Overall: Tons of flavor here. Peeled off new layers as I went along and felt like the bourbon added a ton to the already delicious flavor. Not too boozy for the abv. Grab a few bottles of this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2012 04:50:49 | More by mfavoino
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4.3/5 rDev -5.3%
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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