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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,428 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,428
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 962
Gots: 2,005 | 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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BradStokley

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-16-2013 19:34:15 | More by BradStokley
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BigbROB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-16-2013 17:29:54 | More by BigbROB
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Benjiehorn

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-16-2013 14:35:15 | More by Benjiehorn
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JohnBender

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-16-2013 02:52:16 | More by JohnBender
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-16-2013 02:03:11 | More by cmdmzmjm
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big old thanks to sleuthdog for hooking me up with a long-time want. 2013 vintage:

The body is a murky red brown, with a touch of visible beading... almost like a port. Above that, there's a boozy looking set of carb - half finger of beige head retains well, leaving behind both spotty lace and imposing looking alcohol legs.

Huge vanilla, oak, sweet bourbon, toffee, dark red fruits, licorice or molasses, brown sugar maybe... mushy cherries, more vanilla... smells fantastic.

Wow. So... yeah. Wow. All the complexities of the nose converge on the palate to form something entirely unique. Like a bourbon/vanilla/cherry sundae with a perfectly reserved sense of sweetness. There's a nice underlying biscuit flavor that provides a great base flavor for an otherwise rather extreme beer.

This is exceptional stuff. Far exceeded my expectations, as I haven't been wowed by a barleywine in many moons. Well done Firestone Walker. Well done indeed.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:05:13 | More by yamar68
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augustwest0823

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-16-2013 00:58:32 | More by augustwest0823
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inanity

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-15-2013 23:19:26 | More by inanity
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Zbeetleman

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-15-2013 02:38:07 | More by Zbeetleman
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TofuDC5

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-14-2013 22:23:07 | More by TofuDC5
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Gunson

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-14-2013 19:03:01 | More by Gunson
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-14-2013 17:44:03 | More by Jordy777
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earlholman

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -44.8%

05-14-2013 13:37:15 | More by earlholman
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salvy31

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-14-2013 05:00:56 | More by salvy31
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4amepiphany

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap a few months ago at twisted spoke, and from a bomber last night. Not sure the year on tap, bottle is from 2013.

The Sucaba I had on tap was delicious. Very strong bourbon notes, vanilla.. appearance was a very dark black, but not opaque. Thin lacing of head, and smelled very similar to BCS which I had on the side. The taste is spectacular, probably my favorite barleywine, but I don't typically drink this style of beer. Out of a bottle, it is not so complex, a little thinner, but the flavor is there. It is also quite boozy in comparison to the tap. Makes me think the Sucaba on tap was from a year or more ago. Definitely excited to try the other bottles I have in the cellar.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2013 04:43:38 | More by 4amepiphany
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-14-2013 00:30:07 | More by TheRuss9585
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kirbmeist

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-13-2013 19:06:58 | More by kirbmeist
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Absolut

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-13-2013 18:47:27 | More by Absolut
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Satan70

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-13-2013 13:47:07 | More by Satan70
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HALB

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-13-2013 05:02:54 | More by HALB
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No1Smitty

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-13-2013 03:05:00 | More by No1Smitty
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jokulhaps

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-13-2013 02:22:52 | More by jokulhaps
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akukucka

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-12-2013 18:26:58 | More by akukucka
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-12-2013 16:00:15 | More by Lorianneb
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-12-2013 15:13:40 | More by coldmeat23
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,428 ratings.