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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,997 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,997
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 1,104
Gots: 2,229 | FT: 208
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008

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)

Matured for 1 year in a blend of Heaven Hill, 4 Roses, and Old Fitzgerald barrels.
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4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I imagine this is what Ben Franklin's kite felt like when it was struck by lighting. I mean, boom! Like a perfect storm, Sucaba is hitting it on so many levels. Like a California Raison after a facelift, this thang just smells glorious. Like a world without the Kardashian's, this thang is perfection.

I imagine this is what Ovid sipped on as he caroused his way through one of many Egyptian honeys.


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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.29/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Really want to love this beer. I have tried a few vintages and I am a huge fan of Firestone and barley wines. I just don't think this is a superior beer. The booze is all there in the tasting. I think actually to much of the booze comes through in the flavor and that is the real problem with this beer. Behemoth is still my staple for barley wine.

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4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

. Pours a dark, reddish black beer with a small, off white, creamy head on top. Aroma has/gives massive wood, vanilla, bourbon, caramel and touches of chocolate. Flavor is sweet, bourbon vanilla characteristics combined with a chocolate, malty backbone. Big wood presence in the flavors as well, making it very complex and a great sipper. Very well balanced and an awesome beer!

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,997 ratings.