§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by wordemupg:
4.44/5 rDev -2%
650ml 2013 bomber poured into tulip 18/12/13, big thanks towards OakedCanuck for the bottle
S clear maroon ruby when held to the light, two fingers of foam fizzes out in no time leaving no lace, just a few visible bubbles popping up here and there
S dried fruit, nutty toffee, vanilla, lots of wood and I'm not sure what barrel they use but I could see port, bourbon, and rum making sense, there's a little booze but what I'd expect from 8% not 12.5%, some herbal hops, plum, apple pie filling, and some coco powder, smells wonderful
T brown sugar, raisins, dried cherry, still plenty of wood, the faintest hint of smoke, loads of toffee and vanilla, long story short it mimics the smell and that's a good thing
M thick and creamy, some heat but again I'd never guess 12.5%, some herbal notes and barrel lingers strong
O the hypes for real with this one, super complex and this fresh bottle drinks like its aged, the booze pops up here and there but all things considered the liquors very well concealed
I'd seek this one out and after trying a fresh bottle I really want a couple to age, plenty going on and I'm going to sleep well tonight
12-19-2013 07:23:19 | More by wordemupg
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4.53/5 rDev 0%
A - Pours a rich, red-tinged black with a small white head. Minor lacing and retention.
S - Nice scent bringing lot of barley wine and barrel elements with other notes of goodness. Dark fruits come through the most, along with caramel, chocolate, bourbon, oak, light tobacco and alcohol.
T - Tons of maple and vanilla, a bit nutty, very similar to smell, some sips had some alcohol in the back of the nose
M - Surprisingly smooth. Packs a punch but in all the right ways.
O - An amazing barleywine and another amazing beer from Firestone. This to me is the second best barleywine behind King Henry right now. Glad I have a few extra bottles.
05-22-2012 21:51:06 | More by SkiBum22
4.97/5 rDev +9.7%
2011 reserve series in a brandy snifter.
Alcohol notes overwhelm the senses from the get-go. Like a fine brandy only better.
This is why I now prefer beer to other alcohol choices.
Mouthfeel and aftertaste leave a very pleasant taste and feel that makes each sip a joy to behold.
Life is good when one of these are at hand.
11-24-2011 21:46:53 | More by NWer
4.76/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured into a large snifter after about 20 minutes out of the ice bucket. Deep reddish brown with a fair amount of tan, creamy head. Good lacing, and the collar was thick at the edge of the glass. Aroma of toffee, caramel, some woody earthiness, sweet medium roasted malt too. Taste is of toffee/caramel, leather, woody-earthy, very lightly smokey (perhaps because of the campfire). So damn good. Mouthfeel is all that barleywines should be. Appropriately carbonated, medium creamy body. I could drink this til the cows come home; too bad I have to trade for it.
11-18-2013 02:09:22 | More by mverity
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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