§ucaba (Abacus) - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by trxxpaxxs:
4.75/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2013 vintage poured into a Teku...
A: Pours a deep ruby red/brown with about a half finger of light tan head. The foam settles fairly quickly, leaving a tiny ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. There is some spotty lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is wonderful. I get a lot of vanilla, caramel, toffee, plums and black cherries. There is also an undeniable barrel aged booziness to the beer as well. It's prominent in the beer, but it's not overwhelming. Great balance.
T: The beer starts out sweet with a nice helping of caramel, light vanilla oak, and mild raisin. The beer transitions a into a good helping of bourbon heat, but it's never over the top. It's just right. The flavors mix as the beer moves to the back end and it finishes sweet and boozy. Love it.
M: Full bodied beer. It's syrupy and coating, a bit sticky, and finishes sweet with a great alcohol burn.
O: Excellent beer. This is one of the best English Barleywines that money can buy. Seriously love this beer. It makes me wish it was available all year long. So good.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2013 14:42:33 | More by trxxpaxxs
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4.81/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Nice color with a slight lacing.
Smell is oak and alcohol might be the weakest link here.
Taste oak is there, blending in very nicely with the high abv. Vanilla with light fruity taste.
Overall : English Barleywine where ya been all my life?
My first English Barleywine won't be my last. What difference does it matter what I say it is a limited production run so if you get your hands on a bottle do yourself a favor.
Overall a great beer I would put this on par with some of the finest Scotch Whiskys.
Very complex there is a whole lot going on in this bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 20:36:14 | More by Buannaich
§ucaba (Abacus) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 2,756 ratings.