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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba§ucaba

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,746 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,746
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 1,011
Gots: 2,101 | 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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5/5  rDev +10.4%

lysergicdream, Oct 11, 2014
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Tanger112, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of dark and dried fruits, alcohol, sherry. Big raisin and dark fruit notes. Sight woody dryness and solid char. This is a big ale with noticeable alcohol. A hell of a beer.

Stinkypuss, Oct 10, 2014
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PBRmeasap1980, Oct 09, 2014
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t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +6%

Trey0023, Oct 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

montman, Oct 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

krustster, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

TaborTime, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Beerman6686, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

2014 vintage bottle.
Brown, small head. Very sweet. Very intense. Lots of vanilla, sugar cane.

shleepy, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Marlon19, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

hilgart1, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

batfireman, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

fgmiele, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

SaxmanRick, Oct 04, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -2%

Kingrat831, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

tstahldotcom, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

cwreay90, Oct 03, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber was poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Comes out a dirty/muddy brown color, slightly hazy. As the pool rises the color becomes a darker brown with autumn leaf red/brown highlights. Tan head mostly small bubbles, goes away pretty quickly. Not really much in the way of lacing.

Smell is really good, probably the best part about it in my opinion. Hints of dark dehydrated fruits (fig, dates, raisons, and maybe some dark cherries). There's also plenty of oak, vanilla, toffee, cinnimon and some slight sweet chocolate. Finishes with hints of sweet tobacco and leather.

Taste is almost as good as the smell, but not quite as good. Same sweet flavors as the aromas. Lots of toffee, oak, vanilla, and the above mentioned dehydrated fruits. Also the same hints of cinnamon and a bit of chocolate. Very spicy; nice overall.

Mouthfeel's good, certainly full bodied with a nice lingering flavor. The carbonation is low, which works very well for it. Fairly smooth when I expected it to be a little gritty. Since it's so full flavored it starts of big and sweet, gets slightly bitter in the middle, then goes to a dry bitter finish like a red wine. The one thing is it's a little hotter than I prefer, but gets much easier the more you drink. Speaking of which, it's really drinkable. Really good overall beer. Firestone Walker really continually produces amazing products, and probably the best barrel aging program out there.

AndyAvalanche, Oct 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

bram325, Oct 02, 2014
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Mshea805, Oct 02, 2014
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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,746 ratings.