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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,987 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,987
Reviews: 771
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 1,100
Gots: 2,205 | FT: 202
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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4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber of the 2014 vintage, enjoyed from a snifter

A: an inky shade of plum with a light, soapy whitish head

S: delicious aromas of mellow bourbon, caramel, thick brown sugar, vanilla, and booze-soaked cherries or figs

T: the dominant flavor was burnt brown sugar and vanilla-bourbon sweetness. there's also a bit of tart dark cherry flavor and chocolate-covered coconut shavings. the finish had some light char and tobacco notes. this beer gets nice and boozy as it came to room temperature.

M: vinous and lightly syrupy, with some resin and heat on the finish. nice, but a bit lacking; i would've liked it a bit thicker and creamier.

O: an outstanding BA barleywine. aroma is top-notch and flavors are delightful, but mouthfeel left a bit to be desired.

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2/5  rDev -55.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, dark cherry red body with a respectable one-finger thick head. Soothing aroma of figs and dates, alcohol, caramel, tobacco. Toasty roasted malt flavor with an equally satisfying boozy warmth; raisins and plums; a cinnamon-like spiciness. Heavy bodied and thick sweetness with a dry element to the feel due to the ABV.

A well-done take on the barley wine style. Rich, deeply complex flavors, and great sensory experiences with aroma and mouthfeel. This beer was tried two years+ after it's release date and seemed to age well, still packing plenty of punch and delivering exceptional flavors.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,987 ratings.