1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

§ucaba (Abacus) - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

§ucaba (Abacus)§ucaba (Abacus)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,990 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2990
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%


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)

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008)
View: Beers (64) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of §ucaba (Abacus) Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,990 | Reviews: 717 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of kdahnke123
kdahnke123

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottling - 004 In Series - 13.5% abv
Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.
A - Pours a very dark carmel color with almost no head. Very thick, coating the glass well on tipping.
S - A very rich carmel smell, toasted oak, vanilla and a little marshmallow.
T - Boozy! Less sweet than the nose. Carmel, rich medium roast malt and a bite of hops and alcohol at the end.
M - Medium viscous with a moderate amount of carbonation. More so then the pour would indicate.
O - A very good barley wine. A tongue numbing amount of alcohol but very pleasant. Don't plan on doing much after polishing off 22oz of this!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 23:17:40 | More by kdahnke123
Photo of Hophead717
Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber, poured into a CBS snifter.

A: Dark, shows ruby when held to the light. No head, thin lacing along the edges of the glass.

S: Sweet, raisin, significant bourbon, nice.

T: Bourbon upfront, with raisins and dark fruits mid-sip. The finish is a lingering of bourbony-alcohol and raisin.

M: Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.

O: Not very complex, but what's there is quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 03:05:54 | More by Hophead717
Photo of deadonhisfeet
deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2012 bottling. Poured from a bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. The pour is very clear, yet very dark as well. The color is a deep mahogany with intense ruby-red highlights. It sports a thin head (not unusual for barrel-aged beers) which quickly dies down to a thin lace. The nose is spectacular. Lots of rich malt, sweet toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. It's so sweet and rich and full, it defies description. It's like you're standing in a candy factory.

The beer has a very full body and a massive, sweet flavor profile. Up front are intense malt and caramel flavors, quickly followed up by bourbon, vanilla, hazelnuts, cocoa, and molasses. All the sweet flavors associated with the style just unfold perfectly on the palate, but the flavors never get so intense or rich as to betray the drinkability. There is a nicely metered alcohol warmth that greets you at the finish.

Overall, this is an amazing beer. There's nothing else I can compare it to except Bourbon County Brand Barleywine. In a head-to-head, I think I'd choose this one right now. The BCBBW is so unbelievably rich, it's difficult to drink. This one is also rich and intensely flavored, but much more smooth, refined, and balanced. With a little age, BCBBW might be more like this one, but right now it is not and I have to give a tip of the cap to this beer; my own personal champion of English-style Barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 23:59:47 | More by deadonhisfeet
Photo of spinrsx
spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from the Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for $17 - 2012 edition

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a good size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5-6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, dark fruits, leather, anise

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, butterscotch/caramel, and dark fruits. There is also some vanilla and a bit of chocolate.

Overall - Love this stuff. My favourite style of beer and an array of flavours to keep it interesting. I'd like a little more barrel flavour, but maybe the taste has faded a little. Pricey, but definetly worth it to try it once at least.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:31:49 | More by spinrsx
Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4thelvofbeer

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Opened a 2013 vintage bottle on 18 March 2014.

This beer is good, but not great and in my opinion nowhere near a 100 rating.

Pours a very nice translucent deep brown red. Smell is ok, nothing really outstanding here.

Taste is muted, I can definitely tell it is a barleywine, but other than that nothing that really distinguishes it from your average "good beer". Taste is a bit watery from what I was expecting with this. It would be nice if this beer was a bit thicker.

Overall, very average, nothing really spectacular here. When I see a 100 rating backed up by so many reviews, I expect the beer to be a wow! This beer is nowhere near wow!

This beer is massively overrated and should rate somewhere around the low 90s.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 21:32:54 | More by 4thelvofbeer
Photo of HattedClassic
HattedClassic

Virginia

4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 edition

The beer pours some off-white head that dissipates very quickly but still leaves a ring around the inside of the glass. The beer itself is an opaque dark plum color. The beer has notes of very dark purple with black that strongly resemble plum. The smell is fairly complex with chocolate and caramel notes. Dark fruit smell that resembles plums with a bit of oak and a very concealed note of alcohol with a bit of barely smell. The strong notes are definitely the dark fruits. The taste is similar to the smell. Caramel and plum notes dominate the taste. The alcohol and oak make an appearance and compliment the stronger notes very well and end up creating a nice caramel taste in some places. Notes of vanilla from the barrel also appear. The beer is heavy bodied but very smooth to the point where it feels silky. Overall, a fantastic barleywine and one that I'll go looking for each year.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:50:19 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of MisSigsFan
MisSigsFan

California

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dull, dark red in color. Looks nice but isn't amazing. Not like it matters that much though because this is one beast of an ale.

S: Wow. Chocolate, plums, figs, oak, some alcohol.

T: This thing tastes incredible. A lot of plums and figs with some chocolate, coconut and oak. The alcohol is covered up so unbelievably well, it's almost dangerous.

M: Medium mouthfeel with pretty low carbonation. There is absolutely no sting or bite from the alcohol whatsoever.

O: I had my doubts that this beer would live up to the hype, but it definitely did and then some. If it weren't for the price and availability I would be drinking this every day.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:13:23 | More by MisSigsFan
Photo of Buannaich
Buannaich

Colorado

4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nice color with a slight lacing.
Smell is oak and alcohol might be the weakest link here.
Taste oak is there, blending in very nicely with the high abv. Vanilla with light fruity taste.
M: Wow
Overall : English Barleywine where ya been all my life?
My first English Barleywine won't be my last. What difference does it matter what I say it is a limited production run so if you get your hands on a bottle do yourself a favor.
Overall a great beer I would put this on par with some of the finest Scotch Whiskys.
Very complex there is a whole lot going on in this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 20:36:14 | More by Buannaich
Photo of ToriBug13
ToriBug13

California

4.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Firestone Walker Sucaba:

Appearance: Nice amber dark brown, lovely. Little head, but I poured gently out of reverence.

Smell: Absolutely wonderful. Raisin, plum cherry on chocolate. Brown sugar, and just a hint of alcohol on the back end. This is a very fragrant beer.

Taste&Mouthfeel:Wow this is like a liquid burnt caramel and brown sugar filled chocolate from Sees Candy! The liquid is thick, rich, full in body and mouth coating. Every crevice on my tongue screams with taste. Low carbonation, as there should be, is just enough. This is like a dark fruit molasses syrup and just tiny hints of chocolate nips. Not too sweet though, the alcohol from the strength of the beer greatly curbs any residual sugars that overwhelm the tongue. It's layered and complex, with great power in the mouth.

Overall: This could be poured over ice cream as a high end dessert it's so delicious! Probably one of the best beers I've even had. For me it's a little heavy, so not an every evening type of beer, but I feel very lucky I tried it, and cannot wait for the second one to age a few years. With the depth of what I tasted today, that will be one special bottle!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 23:55:36 | More by ToriBug13
Photo of Belchmaster
Belchmaster

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the ultimate barley wine...Oh my God!!!
This is far and away one of the best beers the world has seen - yes better than Westvleteren 12.
Get one of these - if you can - and impress your friends with a taste or two.
It pours a dark brown with a thin white head.
The smell is out of this world Carmel, Vanilla, Bourbon, and holy moly awesomeness.
Mouth feel is full, rich and thick.
Taste is incredible - like it smells but far more complex. I could drink this everyday and be happy...very happy - but drunk, and needing a liver transplant in short order as it is 13,5% alcohol content...but you'd never know it as it is well hidden.
One bottle of this to yourself and you have thoroughly enjoyed every second of it, you have a healthy buzz and you won't be up pissing 5 times that night like you would have been if you drank a case of Corona or Bud.
This is a beer for the ages.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Extremely highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 05:12:48 | More by Belchmaster
Photo of denver10
denver10

Colorado

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark cherry with an off white head. Lots of great bourbon in the nose, some vanilla, dark fruits, caramel. Flavor follows suit. Fuller mouthfeel. Overall, not a barleywine fan from my limited experience but quite enjoyed this one a lot. Not sure I care to bother with more barleywines, but would definitely drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 23:31:51 | More by denver10
Photo of BoardwalkBock
BoardwalkBock

New York

4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage. Bought two bottles. One to devour now and one to age until I acquire next year's vintage. Very familiar and a huge fan of FW, however, first time trying §ucaba. I've heard great things. Let's hope it lives up to the hype for $18.99/22oz.

A: Dark red, cherry like appearance. Slight lacing around the glass. It has the color of cherry coke syrup, just obviously not as thick. Look's like Bigfoot on crack.

S: Bourbon dominates in the beginning, followed by caramel, cinammon, fig, dark cherries, vanilla and some unidentifiable dark fruits.

T: Very bitter upfront with a slight malt flavor, then just explodes with everything the nose promises. A bit of toffee in there too that lingers nice on the palate.

M: Heavy. Good amount of carbonation. Bitterness is present throughout the entire sip and beyond.

O: By far the best Barrel-aged Barleywine I've ever had. Exceeded expectations. Cannot wait to try that other bottle next year to see how it has aged. Well forth the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 04:27:29 | More by BoardwalkBock
Photo of TruePerception
TruePerception

California

4.26/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Firestone's §ucaba 2014, a barrel-aged barley wine. 13.5% ABV.

A: Just the thinnest bit of head. Very deep red/brown. You can see some VERY fine, active bubbles in the dimple, which shows yellow, and very bright at the very bottom. Clear/faint yellow meniscus.

S: Dark caramel and bourbon, right off the bat! Bittersweet chocolate/cocoa cereal. Woody notes. I'm loving the smell. Raisin starting to come out, as it warms.

T/MF: Starts out really bitter, but then the flavors start to pop out. Char. Burnt caramel. Sweet toffee. Extra dark chocolate. Hints of date or fig. Backing sweetness lingers, alongside some char and caramel notes. Fairly decent carbonation for a stronger beer.

This is a beer that could put people off if they go with their immediate reaction, but it has some nice qualities if you stick around. I could imagine this being very good after a couple of years.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 09:27:50 | More by TruePerception
Photo of dirtylou
dirtylou

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz, lost abbey teku

2013 vintage

Well - this certainly warrants a formal review. Abacus/Sucaba is an extremely high end barrel aged barleywine - possibly the best. I regard FW as the gold standard in barrel aging and it really shows in this one. Extremely sophisticated barrel presence - lots of oak, dark cherries, chocolate, stinging bourbon finish. Wonderful

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:37:23 | More by dirtylou
Photo of cjgiant
cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was surprised to see this available at local restaurant. This was listed as 2012, reserve series no. 002. As it is a highly rated beer already, I had high expectations, although barley wines are hit or miss with me, as are bourbon aged beers.

This beer pours perfectly, dark brown with creamy white head that holds decently well, especially at the edges where it leaves nice lacing. The initial smell was strong on the bourbon, with some chocolate undertones. As the beer warmed, I lost a bunch of the nose, but what I did get was a more mellowed bourbon scent than the original sniff.

As usual, I can't wait for the beer to get to temp, so the initial tastes were a bit astringent and boozy. Once I forced some patience, I got a wonderful flavor profile similar to what the brewer's site indicates. I actually get a little more cherry feel to the overall taste, before the bourbon bite hits.

That said, the initial hit on the tongue is smooth and silky, to use an old cliche. The light mocha tones don't last long before a slightly more tart than bitter bite hits, yielding the cherry flavor I mentioned (also some licorice). The bourbon taste hits next, the tongue feels it throughout. The alcohol tinge lasts well into the aftertaste that is also marked by a dry woodiness presumably from the aging.

After trying to analyze, I sat back and just enjoyed the beer. When I did this, I noticed a light sweetness throughout the sip that helps hold the whole taste together. Overall it reminded me of a more tart version of BCBS.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 20:16:35 | More by cjgiant
Photo of lmperialChad
lmperialChad

Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had a bottle of 2013 §ucaba that had been aged for exactly one year. After missing out on the 2014 §ucaba release at my go-to liquor stores, I consoled myself by breaking out the 2013 version from my cellar. §ucaba pours a deep ruby brown with a tan head that dissapates relatively quickly. The smell had notes of toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. The taste was fantastic combination of sweet decadent caramelized malts and bourbon barrel notes. Burnt caramel, toffee, butterscotch, caramelized brown sugar, bourbon, charred oak, vanilla, coconut, dark sweet cherries, and subtle chocolate/coffee flavors. §ucaba has a pronounced barrel character that compliments the sweet malts beautifully without feeling too boozy. I thought the bourbon notes were quite smooth without the type of heat that you might expect from a 12.5% ABV barleywine. I think one year of aging may have been the perfect cellaring period. The mouthfeel was remarkably smooth, velvety, and drinkable for the ABV. This beer was truly a pleasure to drink. Firestone Walker has blown me away again once again with their bourbon barrel-aged releases. If I have to choose my favorite barleywine of all-time, it is a close call between §ucaba and Bourbon County Barleywine, but I think I would have to give a slight edge to §ucaba. Simply fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 06:28:17 | More by lmperialChad
Photo of Samuel906
Samuel906

California

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage aged 1 year:

Wow... Just wow. I am absolutely blown away by how this beer tastes. I went into this with certain expectations, all of them good, and it completely surpassed them on all accounts. This is all about huge flavor and perfect balance. The taste is a swirl of sweet dark fruits (Cherry, apple, fig) with vanilla, oak and bread, whisky and a touch of spiciness at the end. Whisky is everywhere in the nose and taste, but is only ever so slightly boozey in the mouth giving it a warmth that lingers. The texture is pretty much perfect silky smooth, with nice mild carbonation even after a year. Since these reviews encompass more than just taste, I have to nit pick. Smell was fantastic, but decidedly muted; I love a huge nose on huge beers. Lots of aged whisky, with lots of wood barrel presence, apples, toasted nuts. Finally, this is not a terribly appealing beer to lake at to me. It is a muddy reddish-brown, with hints of what wanted to be some head but could only muster a few lonely bubbles along the rim of the glass. It's dark and murky, and it simply isn't my favorite beer to look at. Like I said, nitpicking. Any inconsequential negative trait that I could try to pull out is simply dwarfed by the absolute perfection of the taste.

Overall, this very well could be my new favorite barleywine with the only other possibility being Stickee Monkey, another from Firestone. I am absolutely giddy looking forward to trying the 2014 Sucaba release.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2014 08:11:09 | More by Samuel906
Photo of Furlinator
Furlinator

California

4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage
13.5% ABV

Pours cola like, red-tinted dark brown with very little head that quickly disappears completely and leaves almost no lace.

Smell is all over the place: bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, toffee and faint cherry. Impressive.

Taste is complex as well: bourbon, molasses, raisins, cherry and vanilla. At 13.5% ABV, this is definitely a sipping beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Very complex and enjoyable aromas and flavors with unmistakable bourbon qualities. Sip slowly and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:45:55 | More by Furlinator
Photo of ISmith87
ISmith87

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.75 - Nice clear mahogany/burgundy/brown color with an off white had that leaves a very fine film on top, not much lacing though.
S - 4.75 - Caramel, vanilla,coconut, toffee, bourbon, some alcohol and hop bite there too. Some citrus notes from the hops. Cherries, raisins.
T - 4.75 - Very smooth, oak barrel flavors, bourbon, toasted coconut, caramel, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, chocolate covered cherries. Some alcohol, but at 13.5% who can complain? Hop bitterness it present, and balances better than the other barleywines I've tried.
M - 4.75 - Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol bite but 13.5% ABV. Aftertaste is caramel, coconut, and vanilla notes.
O - 4.75 - Great beer! This is the second barrel aged beer I've tried by Firestone Walker and they do an awesome job! I'd love to try some of the anniversary series!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 18:56:25 | More by ISmith87
Photo of cpetrone84
cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark cola brown with a dark tan head. Nose is wood, light bourbon, cooked brown sugar, lightly roasted malt and a touch of ash. Taste is strong barrel and bourbon, chocolate and brown sugar, slightly burnt. A bit of green hops in back. A hint too much sugar. Full bodied, thins in finish, strong carb, a hint slick.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 23:22:32 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2000th review! Got in a trade with cyde. 22 ounce bottle into snifter; 2013 vintage, bottled on 1/9/2013. Pours lightly cloudy dark ruby brown color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big vanilla, molasses, toffee, caramel, raisin, toast, chocolate, coconut, oak, bourbon, tobacco, clove, and toast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of malt and barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge molasses, vanilla, raisin, caramel, toffee, toast, coconut, chocolate, oak, bourbon, tobacco, light clove, and toast/oak earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of molasses, vanilla, raisin, toast, caramel, toffee, coconut, chocolate, oak, bourbon, tobacco, and toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Insane complexity of malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a perfect malt/barrel flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with an very creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is amazing. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely insane BA English Barelywine style. All around insane complexity and balance of malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for the high ABV. Absolutely unbelievable stuff, Wow.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 22:47:08 | More by superspak
Photo of Flounder57
Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a goblet.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin later. It is a mahogany color with little clarity and slight vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Vanilla, warm alcohol, coconut, vanilla, caramel, toffee, molasses, and smells awesome.

Taste: This beer is an above blend of mentioned aromas. A smile on my face will remain till the beer is gone. So tasty and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, delicious, boozy, awesome low to medium carbonation, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: I have had this beer over the years and it never fails. Simply awesome. Makes me want more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 01:02:01 | More by Flounder57
Photo of McStagger
McStagger

California

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes.

A: Dark copper. Excellent clarity. Half finger tan head. Rapid dissipation. Good lacing. Noticeable alcohol legs.

S: Coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon, marzipan, molasses, port, cherry.

T: Sweet up front. Big molasses. Transitions to candied cherry, big hit of coconut. Vanilla oak, bourbon. Finishes very warm and fairly drying.

M: Fairly light for the style. Carbonation mellows as it warms and it gains some body. However, the noticeable alcohol heft cuts the malt and this beer feels light for the style.

O: It's amazing. Easily the best barleywine I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 07:58:24 | More by McStagger
Photo of raynmoon
raynmoon

California

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage

A: ruby red. Some lacing. Some alcohol legs. Looks nice.

S: toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Somewhat mild.

T:similar in the taste. Nice toffee notes. No alcohol presence.

Mf: very balanced. Silky.

Overall: very nice. The flavors are very mild though. It is right out of the fridge so it should be more inviting as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 05:06:49 | More by raynmoon
Photo of paulmarquez10
paulmarquez10

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap @ Firestone Paso on release date

This is such an amazing beer. Firestone's barrell projects are getting better and better. You get so much from the barrel. Coconut, charcoal, bourbon, just amazing. Nice body of this beer, front of the mouth caramel and coconut, middle and back of the mouth lots of bourbon. A little boozy but this is a big beer!! I would have given this a 5 but I think with proper aging this beer will only get better.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2014 18:59:32 | More by paulmarquez10
§ucaba (Abacus) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 2,990 ratings.