§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -10.6%
This isn’t as good as I remember it being last year. It’s almost as if I can taste the fact that this was more readily available, and the stank of semi-rareness repulses me. Why–this could have been purchased sight unseen by any ol’ rube on the west coast. His grimey, Bud-covered maws probably touched the bottle–my bottle–and got it all dirtied.
Also, thanks guys for making a beer with an unpronounceable name. That’s a really hip and clever way to encourage people to discuss your product. Like, “hey guys, have you had that one beer with the name you can’t pronounce because its nonexistent first letter looks like it was drawn on a Spirograph?” And your friends are like “oh yeah, skucaba, or whateer. Wow, I love not being to pronounce it’s name. That makes up for the fact that dirty poor people can afford it!” (In case you can’t tell, I’m being super sarcastic right now!)
Uhh, anyhow, it's PG-13 (which stands for "Pretty Good," but not good enough to let you say "fuck" or see titties). Wood nodes are less oak and more just a vague sense of mellowness. Hops are dulled. Overall it comes across like a very nice, but very weak bourbon.
06-10-2013 22:22:09 | More by mynie
4.39/5 rDev -3.1%
22oz bottle, 2013 vintage, served in a snifter.
Pours an extremely dark blood red color with a small, appropriate head that quickly dissipates. Very nice appearance. Smell is of scotch and dark fruits. The smell isn't overwhelming and is quite pleasant. the first flavor you get when you sip this is of whiskey, followed by dark fruits, caramel, toffee and a plethora of others. It's so complex. Each sip you can detect new and distinct flavors. Obviously the alcohol is strong and apparent, but not as strong as in some other beers of this style. It's got just the right amount of whiskey flavor for me. Feel is excellent as well. Heavy bodied with low carbonation, but you just want to take sip after sip of this, despite the high ABV.
Overall Firestone Walker is quickly becoming a favorite of mine and this beer is no exception to that trend. Overrated? Ehhh perhaps, you'll have to be the judge of that, but I'd still rank this brew close to world class in status.
06-08-2013 22:38:45 | More by Axnjxn
4.49/5 rDev -0.9%
2012 Bottle from trade with dak. Thanks! Pours a murky brownish with some ruby reddish purple at the edges. Small brownish yellow head that recedes quickly. Aroma of huge vanilla and caramelly biscuits, sweet brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon. Awesome! Flavor is caramel vanilla up front, bready malts, molasses, more vanilla and a bit of licorice, and ending with hot bourbon notes. Lingering dry oak and bourbon on the palate. Finishes surprisingly smooth and easy. A great balance of sweet and oakiness. Plenty of rich hearty body to handle the barrels. Low to medium carbonation. A sipper and oh so yum.
Trying a relatively fresh 2014 bottle on 6/9/14 courtesy of Doug. Amazing lasting vanilla finish on this with more dark fruit than I remember from the last time, less caramel and more bready toffee. Still as yummy as before. Mmmm.
06-05-2013 00:15:16 | More by BMMillsy
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,587 ratings.