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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,360 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,360
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 956
Gots: 1,980 | FT: 173
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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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-31-2013 16:56:09 | More by clubarsky91
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

03-31-2013 14:22:07 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

03-31-2013 13:04:44 | More by Retail1LO
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radlleb

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-31-2013 08:06:12 | More by radlleb
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-31-2013 04:25:56 | More by prender1482
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California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-31-2013 04:04:04 | More by SocalKicks
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-31-2013 02:17:52 | More by mixed_master7
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

03-31-2013 01:56:47 | More by fredmugs
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PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

03-31-2013 01:39:39 | More by PG2G
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gare8ear

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-30-2013 22:55:58 | More by gare8ear
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hornsup

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-30-2013 19:52:13 | More by hornsup
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Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$22 for the 22oz bottle, served in a tulip
2011 Vintage 13% ABV
Sampled 01MAR13

[A] A half finger of compacted foamy head, light brown in color and short lived. The body is walnut colored - the darkest shade of brown - showing transparency only when the glass is tilted. A couple minuscule bubbles collect around the glass and nothing more. No lacing.

[S] Dark and sweet sugars, toasted marshmallows. Fading oak. Mild tea leaf and even milder mint. Menthol mixes with a wet tobacco-leaf-like earthiness. Heat is highly evident but integrated. Mint, menthol and tea leaf is not my thing so the aroma score suffers.

[T] Starts of with a complex blend of malt sweetness, heavily rendered but never approaching burnt. A short note of creamy, tootsie roll and semi-dark chocolate rolls in at mid palate, then fades out before the finish. The lasting notes are a melange of dark fruits and dark sugars, namely molasses and prune.

[M] The mouthfeel starts out average with a fine tingling carbonation - but just a tad too aggressive for my tastes - plus thinning it out a little. After breathing however, the mouthfeel comes into its own, and it is really, really good.

[O] A fantastic beer that probably deserves a clean 4.5...but I was just not digging the nose. However, the two weakest aspects - the nose and mouthfeel - improved to damn good after opening up to room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 14:59:20 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -11.9%

03-30-2013 14:13:34 | More by Psychmusic
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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Maryland

5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-29-2013 21:10:19 | More by jkrug5
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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Missouri

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New York

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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Idaho

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

03-28-2013 23:51:47 | More by fivetime
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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-28-2013 20:26:13 | More by stereosforgeeks
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,360 ratings.