1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

§ucaba (Abacus) - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

§ucaba (Abacus)§ucaba (Abacus)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,949 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2949
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%


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)

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008)
View: Beers (64) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,949 | Reviews: 711 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by pmoore311:
Photo of pmoore311
pmoore311

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-29-2013 18:39:15 | More by pmoore311
More User Reviews:
Photo of Chugger
Chugger

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-18-2014 03:31:21 | More by Chugger
Photo of bthomas
bthomas

Washington

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-18-2014 03:02:23 | More by bthomas
Photo of jsunj
jsunj

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-17-2014 23:57:39 | More by jsunj
Photo of JVB
JVB

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-16-2014 21:41:25 | More by JVB
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
BuffaloTapHugger

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 20:11:20 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
Photo of mhind52
mhind52

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-16-2014 18:34:36 | More by mhind52
Photo of dnb128
dnb128

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-16-2014 14:09:18 | More by dnb128
Photo of Circles413
Circles413

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is huge! I've had a few tastings of this beer & it never disappoints!! Very dark in color, great mouth feel & opens up quite nicely at room temp.

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on this beer I suggest you grab 2. One to try & one to age for 10 months.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 06:54:57 | More by Circles413
Photo of afi4lifer
afi4lifer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-16-2014 02:48:06 | More by afi4lifer
Photo of xseanprimex
xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-15-2014 20:52:37 | More by xseanprimex
Photo of dotes_on_dipas
dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-15-2014 20:49:50 | More by dotes_on_dipas
Photo of elroacho
elroacho

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-15-2014 20:46:40 | More by elroacho
Photo of JackOC85
JackOC85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-15-2014 19:51:29 | More by JackOC85
Photo of JSuperman
JSuperman

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-15-2014 05:43:52 | More by JSuperman
Photo of Booner818
Booner818

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-15-2014 05:13:12 | More by Booner818
Photo of Kevinhcraig
Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-14-2014 20:37:41 | More by Kevinhcraig
Photo of Gunch52
Gunch52

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-14-2014 20:18:01 | More by Gunch52
Photo of CMack71968
CMack71968

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-14-2014 16:30:30 | More by CMack71968
Photo of ChicagoNick
ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-14-2014 15:07:27 | More by ChicagoNick
Photo of Mar02x
Mar02x

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-14-2014 13:33:20 | More by Mar02x
Photo of Mark_Robinson
Mark_Robinson

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-14-2014 11:23:43 | More by Mark_Robinson
Photo of nicole309
nicole309

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-14-2014 08:09:27 | More by nicole309
Photo of mc4z
mc4z

California

4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle, first time in a bottle after several times on tap. The pour is a dark brown, with a solid head at the beginning that fades pretty quickly. The smell is sweet caramel with light vanilla and oak. Surprisingly little alcohol for the ABV. The taste is similar, lots of caramel, minimal booze. I find this a lot less sweet than similar beers of this style (say Bourbon County Barleywine). This is really easy drinking due to the low sweetness and despite the ABV. Definitely my favorite barrel-aged barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 00:46:04 | More by mc4z
Photo of Donnymcslick
Donnymcslick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2014 23:13:57 | More by Donnymcslick
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
§ucaba (Abacus) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 2,949 ratings.