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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,625 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,625
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 992
Gots: 2,077 | FT: 182
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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4/5  rDev -11.7%

IndyDad, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -77.9%

JonRuyle, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Grant9, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +6%

SierraJosh, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

2013 Vintage. Poured into a snifter, the beer is a dark, cloudy, opaque, caramel-toffee coloring with a sparse coating of light tan head that recedes into a halo. Nose of rich caramel, molasses, apples, toffee, booze, roasted nuts, date and fig, wood spice, and earthy notes. Some highlights of raw honey and sugar candy, too. Wow! Flavors of rich sweetness, layered indefinitely, with notes of caramel, honey, toffee, sugar candy, roasted notes, butterscotch, booze, and earthy highlights. Quickly warming in mouth, with a dose of hops bitterness to keep some semblance of balance. Heavy and big. The body is robust and smooth, with an underlying dryness. The aftertaste is almost like candy, with a heavy dose of old world fruit and booze. Tangy and richly sweet linger on a smooth, drawn out finish. Very solid brew.

GarthDanielson, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

HOP-E-DAYZ, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

PassMeAZima, Sep 01, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev -3.3%

500th rating!!!! Pretty exciting day. Been off BA for the past week or so because of visiting friends and try decided what I would rate. I picked this beer because I wanted to do something special and this one the only beer I was aging that I felt would be both great and good to go (aging wise) for today (maybe not perfect but close enough). Poured into a snifter and paired with almonds, water, and a movie with occasional breaks to think and rate.

A&S: Woody, vanilla, lots of dark fruits (raisins) as it warms. Surprisingly as it warms I get more of a hoppy presence than before. Quite complex. Head is initially very fizzy causing me to think the head was going to die fast, however it does hang around in a thin top layer. Light brown colored head. Bottle nails the color as dark ruby. Pretty lively carbonation.

T&M: Not nearly as in my face as I expected in the taste. A little boozy, it has a very solid malty, dark fruit mix. I’m tasting more cherries than raisins in the taste. Very smooth even without being super thick as far as body.

Overall: Not my favorite English Barleywine, but it was up there. Felt it could be a tad bit more sweet and intense in favor, but the aroma was spot on. I would be interested to see how more aging would affect this beer, but honestly, since it was more mellow than I expected, now was probably a better time to drink it. One of the few big ABV over 12oz bottles I would recommend not sharing. This beer has a extremely long development time, unless you drink it super slow you miss out on more than the usual brew.

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henshawb, Aug 30, 2014
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,625 ratings.