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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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100
world-class

3,421 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,421
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 963
Gots: 2,001 | FT: 172
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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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 07:23:19 | More by wordemupg
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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.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,421 ratings.