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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,540 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,540
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 974
Gots: 2,050 | FT: 182
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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mrzazz

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-14-2013 13:09:42 | More by mrzazz
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myuncle

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-13-2013 12:59:03 | More by myuncle
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%

650ml bottle into snifter.

A - Dark reddish brown with a small off white head.

S - Vanilla, cream, bourbon, dark fruit, sweet caramel. Very complex and inviting.

T - An awesome blend of toasted malt, caramel, vanilla, and cherry. Hints of bourbon, molasses and oak. Finishes sweet with a touch of spicy alcohol.

M - Smooth and creamy, full bodied. Crisp, mild carbonation. Warming alcohol heat.

O - This is an excellent, delicious barleywine. Lots of sweetness throughout, but there is a nice balance between flavors. One of the best examples I've had.

07-13-2013 02:22:05 | More by mooseo
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-13-2013 00:10:10 | More by In_Control_Mike
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-13-2013 00:09:06 | More by jayhunter357
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OptionParalysis

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-12-2013 20:34:42 | More by OptionParalysis
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Hoptologist

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-12-2013 16:12:48 | More by Hoptologist
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Bdiddy4826

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-12-2013 05:49:03 | More by Bdiddy4826
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.7/5  rDev +3.8%

Decided to wait on my beer ticking and make my 300th beer a special one. I think this definitely qualifies. I have been searching for this beer for forever and am so happy I finally get to try it. Thanks to 'whiskey' for the trade hook up.

The aroma on this beer is ridiculous. Reminds me a little of BCBS in how the bourbon is prevalent, but doesn't steal the show. It definitely helps hold the other nuances of dark fruit, chocolate, toffee and caramel up nice and tall. An expert touch.

Flavor is along the same lines. The time spent in the barrels definitely helped smooth this monster out and has made it less cloyingly sweet. Dangerously drinkable for a 12.5% ABV barley wine. Vanilla, oak, dark cherries, caramel and toasty malt all coincide gracefully in the glass with a nice mouthfilling effect on your palate. Long finish leaves you tasting it for minutes and all the while pining for just one more sip.

What an epic 300th review and another personal whale slain.

Cheers!

07-12-2013 04:47:00 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 15:40:20 | More by LincolnHawk
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SteeleWright

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-11-2013 06:06:46 | More by SteeleWright
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-11-2013 02:28:04 | More by BillRoth
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-10-2013 16:47:38 | More by Crazydaddyo
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JammyV

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-10-2013 13:46:38 | More by JammyV
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Tiger33

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2013 19:18:29 | More by Tiger33
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fitzy7840

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-09-2013 06:05:17 | More by fitzy7840
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Alpar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-08-2013 05:26:19 | More by Alpar
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AirborneBeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-08-2013 05:14:50 | More by AirborneBeer
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dmsulli

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-08-2013 00:37:13 | More by dmsulli
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Johnny58

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-07-2013 08:00:58 | More by Johnny58
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Reggae4203

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-07-2013 06:29:02 | More by Reggae4203
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cp45

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-07-2013 04:09:29 | More by cp45
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-07-2013 04:08:19 | More by dwagner003
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.51/5  rDev -0.4%

Tasted On: 07-06-2013
Freshness: 2013 Vintage
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap with foil
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance is a murky, dark brown beer. The head is nicely sized, off-white in color, and shows a good amount of lacing and fair retention.

The smells are big and bold, with an alcohol sweetness like in a holiday cake drenched in whiskey. Aromas include oak woodiness, sweet caramel malts, figs, molasses, spices and tobacco.

The taste follows the nose, with an extremely rich palate of bourbon whiskey and sweet malts. Other flavors remind me of brown sugar, molasses, maple and vanilla. There's an earthy hop character as well, but I don't really taste any bitterness, even though the FW website lists the beer as having 42 IBUs.

Mouthfeel is full in body with a moderate carbonation level. The finish is rich, sweet and malty, with aftertastes of wood and whiskey.

Overall a real gem. A slow sipping beer due to the intensity of flavors and alcohol. My only quibble would be that it may be a touch too sweet. Recommended!

Thanks to my cousin Brian for this one!

07-07-2013 03:07:15 | More by sommersb
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-06-2013 23:39:11 | More by salthemonster
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,540 ratings.