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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,190 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,190
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 1,174
Gots: 2,434 | FT: 241
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008

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)

Matured for 1 year in a blend of Heaven Hill, 4 Roses, and Old Fitzgerald barrels.
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Ratings: 4,190 | Reviews: 808
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4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage on tap at blind tiger nyc

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4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

although sweeter than my palate prefers....I really enjoyed the look/aroma/flavor overall...thick, tasty

Photo of baseballrock
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bagman007
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.91/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cesarmalejos
4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JMS1512
4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sight: A dark amber, with an SRM of maybe 30 or so. Red highlights. Tan head that sits smooth and creamy. It eventually dies down. Lacing thick and generous.

Smell: Oak, vanilla, caramel. Malty sweetness. Dark fruit suggesting raisins, dates, or figs. All the hallmarks of a BBA English Barleywine.

Taste: Mimics the aroma, plus a mature presence of booze, more evident as it warms up. The chill I had on it makes it a little crisper, as it were.

Feel: Smooth, creamy. Long finish, due in part to the barrel aging. Luxury in a glass. Pulling air through it a-la a “wine taste” gets me a little more length, and even makes me cough a little from the booze. A confusing treat.

Overall: FW, I commend you, and now, I can let this one go. Excellent example of the style.

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4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice oaky buttery smell. Taste complex With the bourbon up front and a beautiful Carmel finish

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4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stwok21
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Really tasty, surprisingly nice. Drank our of a goblet shared 1/2 of 22oz bottle

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4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brown sugar, toffee, caramel, subtle coffee grounds, dried fig/date. This is one of the most complex and best tasting barleywines I've ever had.

As it warms, A hint of vanilla and oak shine. I can only assume this is the bourbon barrels. As a normal barleywine doesn't have this level of complexity. This is by a long shot, one of the best barleywines I've ever had. Thanks FW crew!

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,190 ratings.