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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,564 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,564
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 979
Gots: 2,058 | FT: 179
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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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-05-2011 05:02:02 | More by HopStoopid120
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mrand01

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%

22oz. bomber poured into a Tyranena tulip. Heard this one was going downhill, so here we go!

A: A murky dark brown caramel color that pours with very little head, if any at all. Beer leaves no lacing and does not appear to be sticky.

S: Vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel. This beer has been sitting around for a little while now and seems to have mellowed out a bit.

T: Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak...pretty much the smell. Tastes absolutely wonderful. All of the flavors are balanced nicely.

M: Heavy bodied, the faintest hint of carbonation. It's sticky, the taste lingers.

O: While it has faded some, this is still a top notch barleywine. Love this one, can't wait for the next batch!

12-05-2011 02:07:13 | More by mrand01
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jpeck13

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-05-2011 02:06:55 | More by jpeck13
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-04-2011 23:14:06 | More by kjkinsey
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bespin15

Washington

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-04-2011 16:11:58 | More by bespin15
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biolachris

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2011 23:53:09 | More by biolachris
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bs870621345

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2011 23:07:23 | More by bs870621345
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ejw127

Nevada

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2011 22:30:33 | More by ejw127
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Abrahammer

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2011 21:02:57 | More by Abrahammer
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-02-2011 18:22:37 | More by SpillyBeers
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TIJAE

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-02-2011 16:15:57 | More by TIJAE
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Nitrogenx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-02-2011 08:02:48 | More by Nitrogenx
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-02-2011 06:51:54 | More by VAbdoyan
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dnolan36

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-01-2011 03:27:34 | More by dnolan36
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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-29-2011 21:08:30 | More by ksherry112
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paulozanello

Brazil

4.53/5  rDev 0%

Pours a dark brown color almost black, with red and violet hues.
Almost no head, just a faint ring of foam around the surface. Retention is low to almost none. Very viscous looking.

Aroma is extremely complex and powerful with vanilla, oak, whisky, malt and alcohol.

Taste is malty with caramel, molasses and nuts. Loads of oak aged notes soon follow with vanilla, dark chocolate, and dark malts. Finish is smooth and lasting.

Body is very heavy and licorous with a medium level of carbonation and an amazingly smooth mouthfeel. Warming sensation follows.

Top notch oak aged barleywine from FW. Very balanced, great flavor and an even better mouthfeel.

11-29-2011 04:12:52 | More by paulozanello
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kansascitytrader

Kansas

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-29-2011 00:13:26 | More by kansascitytrader
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Jparkanzky

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-28-2011 23:03:04 | More by Jparkanzky
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-28-2011 02:32:33 | More by bigdaddypolite
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JoshVandy

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-27-2011 21:08:06 | More by JoshVandy
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -4.4%

Appearance: Dark ruby, light brown creamy head, hard pour in SA perfect pint glass leaves little lasting head. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Strong bourbon, oak, alcohol. Faint bit of vanilla and toffee/caramel. Very nice.

Taste: Bourbon, malty, and generally sweet. There's a lot going on here, but it's very well mingled together - kind of a situation where picking out the individual flavors doesn't do justice to the sum of the parts.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, kind of high on the carb.

Drinkability: It is what it is - a boozy alcohol bomb of a thick syrupy style of beer. Split your bomber with a friend - one glass is plenty.

Overall: This is an excellent beer. But, following up a Pelican MoaS, it really fell short of that bar. That speaks more to the MoaS than it does to the Abacus though. A touch on the boozy side for my liking, and we're about 7 months old at this point. I also had a bottle fresh and don't notice a discernible difference to my memory.

11-27-2011 20:45:50 | More by cbeer88
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beersis81

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-27-2011 13:42:31 | More by beersis81
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-26-2011 23:39:51 | More by Rochefort10nh
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-26-2011 23:00:34 | More by callmescraps
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Kshock

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-26-2011 21:18:28 | More by Kshock
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,564 ratings.