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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,199 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,199
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 1,175
Gots: 2,434 | FT: 240
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008

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)

Matured for 1 year in a blend of Heaven Hill, 4 Roses, and Old Fitzgerald barrels.
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Ratings: 4,199 | Reviews: 809
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Really tasty, surprisingly nice. Drank our of a goblet shared 1/2 of 22oz bottle

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4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brown sugar, toffee, caramel, subtle coffee grounds, dried fig/date. This is one of the most complex and best tasting barleywines I've ever had.

As it warms, A hint of vanilla and oak shine. I can only assume this is the bourbon barrels. As a normal barleywine doesn't have this level of complexity. This is by a long shot, one of the best barleywines I've ever had. Thanks FW crew!

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4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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2.98/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Too strong for my liking

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 Batch. Drank 3/6/15

a: a murky dark brown color with some deep purple and ruby red notes. no real head, just some off-white bubbles hovering around the side of the glass - probably being kept there by the etching at the bottom of the glass

s: a very rich and luxurious aroma. vanilla, oak, tannins up front. baking chocolate. plums, fig, raisins. dark rich sticky caramel. dark sweet cherries, a very small hint of licorice. ends with the mellow barrel character

t: oak and vanilla tickle the front of the tongue. dark cherries, fig, prunes, raisins. sweet caramel, some of that bitter baking chocolate. there is a tingle of alcohol on the tongue, and it is there on the back end of the flavor along with the (bourbon?) barrel - but it isn't harsh, which is amazing given that this is coming in at 13.3%. very well crafted beer. if left to sit, and the the alcohol mellowed this would be taken to a whole different level

m: surprising light. its medium with a lot more carbonation than i expected. no head, but definitely a bit fizzy in the mouth

o: my impression is that drinking this fresh (as i am) i can tell this beer is extremely well-made, and on its own its really good. very nice base flavors in here that are harmonized well. also the fact that this is 13.3% and drinks as well is it does is super-impressive. well done. i would definitely recommend getting one and sitting on it for at least 1 year. if allowed to blend in the bottle further, this will be something extremely special

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.48/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mediocre at best. Just seemed to lack the big barleywine flavor

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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.67/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of Barleywines, so rating is biased

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,199 ratings.