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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,847 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,847
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 1,024
Gots: 2,130 | FT: 192
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle.

The beer pours a ruddy ruby red. The murky beer offers no head and only a faint whisper of a mocha colored ring at the edges. The scent is very complex and intriguing. Notes of toffee, prunes, a touch of sherry (pleasantly so), and generally malt driven with a slight touch of alcohol presence. Hints of wood come through with the scent of vanilla and tropical fruit.

The beer has a curious and medium bodied mouthfeel. It begin with a good amount of carbonation, but finishes with a slick almost oily feel. The oily feel is very brief and unfavorable, but I'm really only nitpicking here. Just something I have not experienced before. The taste begins with a warming impression of strong malt flavor that fades to the dark fruit that was strong in the nose consisting of prunes and raisins. Just a hint of vanilla on the finish with a slight reemergence of the alcohol. Very consistent to the English barley wine style with then barrel aging providing layers of complexity. Very good beer and wonderfully done blending and using the various barrels.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,847 ratings.