§ucaba (Abacus) - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by wordemupg:
4.44/5 rDev -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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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.
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