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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,841 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,841
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 1,023
Gots: 2,129 | FT: 193
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From 22 oz bomber to snifter.

A: An almost perfect mahogany in color; the viscous, weighty brew forms almost no head on a moderate pour.

S: Caramelly, boozy bouquet. The aromas are anchored by the huge malt-backbone, with notes of oak and vanilla and anise adding complexity and layers. There's a hint of bubblegum at the edge of the bouquet.

T: Even more layered than the nose, the flavors slowly unravel in distinct components. The front is vanilla-sweet, with notes of licorice and bubblegum. Oaky, toasty in the middle, with drying spice notes, paprika and pepper. The finish is boozy, a little phenolic, and long, with sticky residuals between sips.

M: Actually, not quite as chewy as expected, but no question a full-bodied beer. Light carbonation amplifies the viscous complexion.

Some time ago I would have put barleywines at the bottom of my go-to list. I find beers like Bigfoot and Old Guardian somewhat of a chore to drink. Barrel-aging completely changed my opinion, and I look forward to Firestone's annual release of this incredible beverage.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,841 ratings.