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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,353 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,353
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 954
Gots: 1,975 | 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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Florida9

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abacus - 2011 bottling.

A: Deep, dark , toffee brown in color. Forms a small bubbly head on an aggressive pour, but the head manages to fizz away as quickly as it forms leaving just the faintest of surface coatings and no lacing.

S: Oak and bourbon, woodsy, with a light note of vanilla. Molasses, brown sugar sweetness and some caramel to round things out.

T: Mildly sweet, with the predominant flavor of oak. Coconut, sweet caramel, brown sugar, coffee, demerara, and even a touch of chocolate syrup. Sweet and syrupy with a long, smooth finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Lower carbonation. Low bitterness. Smooth and slick, with a light syrupy character.

O: A very nice Barleywine. The barrel-aging really rounds this one out quite a bit, adding complexity without the alcohol harshness. To think this is a 13% ABV beer is amazing.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 02:18:48 | More by Florida9
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

10-05-2012 07:53:22 | More by BrokenStones
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split into a snifter

A: Pours a dark amber with a finger of head with a vigorous pour. Retention is OK, but below average.

S: Lots of caramel and bourbon upfront. This beer somehow never smells overly sweet despite this. Booze is evident.

T: Lots of bourbon and caramel with quite a bit of toasted coconut. I get some dark chocolate and maple syrup in the background. Certainly on the sweet side, but this beer never becomes cloying. Hop bitterness is low, but keeps the sweetness in check. Booze is there, but definitely not unwelcome or overbearing.

M: Medium body with low, creamy carbonation.

O: A sweet, great tasting Barleywine. Not overly complex, but well balanced and delicious. The bourbon really shines here without adding a bunch of harsh booziness.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 04:16:18 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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KJFricke

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

10-04-2012 01:25:38 | More by KJFricke
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tarheels86

California

3.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

651mL thanks to peteinsd. Pours a flattish clear deep mahogany. Yellow bubbles. Looks like FW10, FW11. Nose is big maple, toasted coconut, toffee maltiness. As it warms it exhibits more savoriness/umami with rich coconut. Taste is rich, big coconut bourbon, lovely dessert profile with mild heat. Not too much sugar, beautiful coconut. Very beautiful palate- not too sticky with a nice fruit juicy character and mild sugar. Super yummy dessert beer. Similar to FW11. Shame it doesn’t pour with a head. Moderate alcohol heat is not distracting at all. Still, Parabola is the Cuvee de Firestone. 11/17/2011 8/2/8/4/16=3.8

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 14:50:00 | More by tarheels86
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-30-2012 07:14:24 | More by strongaf
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-28-2012 09:44:44 | More by Beeradelphia
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sullenbee

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-27-2012 17:26:41 | More by sullenbee
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-27-2012 04:02:04 | More by Kopfschuss
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

09-27-2012 03:45:35 | More by InspectorBob
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

09-26-2012 22:58:23 | More by t0rin0
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arash1000

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -33.9%

09-26-2012 17:51:05 | More by arash1000
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Hallce2

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-26-2012 17:07:08 | More by Hallce2
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mattizmyname


4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

09-26-2012 15:37:23 | More by mattizmyname
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-25-2012 13:48:19 | More by hiphopj5
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MagillaGriller


4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

09-24-2012 02:07:49 | More by MagillaGriller
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rderedin

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

09-22-2012 21:57:40 | More by rderedin
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JPortillo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

09-21-2012 22:58:05 | More by JPortillo
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KingStephenR

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

09-21-2012 16:43:49 | More by KingStephenR
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fiver29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

09-21-2012 01:49:57 | More by fiver29
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-17-2012 21:41:08 | More by muskiesman
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eorwar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-17-2012 08:32:43 | More by eorwar
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mwarriner

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-12-2012 19:26:33 | More by mwarriner
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Cyrano41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

09-12-2012 15:36:05 | More by Cyrano41
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AndresR

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-10-2012 22:56:52 | More by AndresR
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,353 ratings.