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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,554 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,554
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 978
Gots: 2,056 | FT: 181
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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SoCalStout

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-07-2012 07:33:41 | More by SoCalStout
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Marti403

Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-07-2012 06:54:26 | More by Marti403
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WMEugene

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-06-2012 23:02:39 | More by WMEugene
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.7%

02-05-2012 21:58:40 | More by nickhiller
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Bierlerner

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-05-2012 19:52:49 | More by Bierlerner
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-05-2012 18:53:49 | More by sisuspeed
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stbo101

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-05-2012 02:57:20 | More by stbo101
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newk340

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-04-2012 20:57:47 | More by newk340
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -18.3%

2011

a: This was a dark cola brown. It poured with a short lived big bubbled head.

s: Charred brown sugar and molasses, woody vanilla, and some astringent alcohol. Appealing enough, but this is all barrel. More balance would have been welcome.

t: Sweet and boozy are the first words that come to mind. Sweet up front with plenty of bourbon. It quickly becomes sweeter with brown sugar and vanilla. The finish is sweet and boozy with some astringent woodiness. I might have tasted a bit of chocolate at the end.

m: Big and creamy with gentle carbonation.

o: Given the hype and the price I expected a hell of a lot more out of this one. It isn't bad or anything, but there plenty of better BA b-wines at more reasonable prices out there.

02-03-2012 00:10:20 | More by DIM
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MisterKilderkin

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-02-2012 22:51:54 | More by MisterKilderkin
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SageO

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-01-2012 17:51:50 | More by SageO
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herrorara

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-31-2012 20:28:15 | More by herrorara
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

01-31-2012 15:59:21 | More by phingdong
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: With a 13% ABV, it is a rare beer that will produce much of a head, so it is not surprise that this one fades quickly, leaving the caramel-colored liquid denuded

Smell: What it lacks in head, it makes up in aroma, with a rich combination of fruit (hints of fig, date and black cherry) and spice cake (brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon and vanilla), ensconced in the Bourbon barrel

Taste: Spice cake favors, up front, followed by the fruit and budding vanilla/brown sugar elements; earthy hops add some balance, at mid-palate, with the Bourbon barrel adding complexity to the finish

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low to moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: This is a really nice English Barleywine that is brimming with complexity and hides the alcohol mysteriously well

Thanks, jodan, for the opportunity

01-31-2012 02:00:26 | More by brentk56
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-30-2012 15:20:09 | More by MarkFy
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darkmoon66

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-30-2012 08:24:46 | More by darkmoon66
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-29-2012 05:34:28 | More by rjacobs6
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Shagtastic

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-29-2012 04:38:57 | More by Shagtastic
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -6.8%

A 650 mL bottle in a goblet. From Foofaa.

A: Still and murky, the barleywine sits tranquilly, a few isolated wisps of off-white head. The underlying ale is dark, a deep brown color that is opaque, verging on black occasionally.

S: Oak, molasses, anise, raisins, brown sugar, rich caramel, lightly toasted breads. I'm getting cramps typing all that out. The varied aromas are a treat, sweet and spicy with a strength that can't be hidden. Bourbony vanilla is a pleasing crescendo.

T: The bourbon, the last full measure of the nose, brings its strength immediately to the fore. The vanilla and oak, sweet and plodding and strong, are majestic. The boozy heat isn't that strong as I was expecting. Spices follow, the anise (black licorice) and brown sugar mixing with a bit of heat. Caramel, and a lot of it, is a recurring theme, running throughout each sip. The relatively low levels of carbonation (another tale for another time, I suppose) is a blessing and a curse, thick malts against the sweetness of the body. An astounding barleywine, the age has made the bourbon a star. Quite nice.

M: Thick and smooth, the bourbon even lending some cinnamon heat to the mix. Thanks, Dan, for this bottle; the howling winds outside give it a seasonal appropriateness.

01-27-2012 23:59:27 | More by akorsak
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-27-2012 05:28:19 | More by Satchboogie
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beast464

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-25-2012 20:21:47 | More by beast464
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sammo

Kansas

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-25-2012 19:18:11 | More by sammo
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beerdweeb

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-25-2012 11:37:45 | More by beerdweeb
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daleyke

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-24-2012 14:26:18 | More by daleyke
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-24-2012 04:57:10 | More by Schlais
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,554 ratings.