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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,409 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,409
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 962
Gots: 1,999 | FT: 174
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle, shared by Boatshoes.

A - Decent clarity. A dark cola brown, quite dark actually for the style. I imagine that's the barrel talking. Cream colored head with a nice ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass.

S - Very sweet, boozy, lots of vanilla and heavy char off the oak barrel. Chocolate is there too.

T - Smooth char and dry oak. Mild vanilla and quite malty. I'd have preferred more hoppiness in a barleywine, even in spite of the barrel. Mild coffee flavors on the finish.

M/O - Extremely smooth, low carbonation. Finishes hot, deep in the throat - but this is more residual rather than immediate.

A nice beer, but compared to the other BA offerings from Firestone Walker this was nowhere near as complex or enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,409 ratings.