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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,449 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,449
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 962
Gots: 2,014 | FT: 176
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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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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mullenpc

North Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 Vintage

Bottle served in a Stone 15th Anniversary glass. Thanks to SpdKilz for the bottle!

Appearance -- Beautiful dark brown transitions to a dark ruby red at the edge of the glass when held up to the light. Head is very persistent at about half a finger and a creamy, buttermilk color.

Smell -- Incredible. Very, very happy that this was my 23rd birthday beer. Initially I get a very vanilla-based sweetness that is quickly surrounded by the barrel notes, most notably the toasted coconut and bourbon sweetness that you expect from good barrels.

Taste -- I love bourbon barrel aged beers and I knew this would be top-notch. This beer is so smooth that it is almost impossible to pick out specific taste characteristics. Initially I taste the sweetness of the bourbon barrels and the vanilla and oak that it imparts on the beer, followed by toffee/caramel sweetness. Little bit of toasted coconut in there as well. At 13% this is easily the smoothest double-digit ABV beer I have ever had.

Mouthfeel -- Abacus is so smooth and drinkable. The carbonation is spot-on and perfect for a brew of this size.

Overall -- Abacus is basically the perfect BA Barleywine IMO. Definitely the best I have ever had. I'm very happy that I was able to try this.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 05:33:56 | More by mullenpc
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,449 ratings.