§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Abacus

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.

Added by SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,039
Reviews:
887
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.3%
 
 
Wants:
1,345
Gots:
2,897
For Trade:
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Photo of OompaMentor
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4/26/2016 - originally called Abacus, a lawsuit caused the name to change to Sucaba. Judge not happy so the "S" was changed to a symbol

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks right. Good ring, not a lot of head. Smells of dry gin, a bit of carmelized fruit. Taste is not overly sweet but well balanced. Nice dry finish. Glad I got to try. Thanks noyoudidnt!

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark ruby, 1 and a half finger head. Aroma- Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, raisin, brown sugar, but just hints of all those. Taste- brown sugar little chocolate, little alcohol. Some definite bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel, is medium carbonated. Not thin. Not thick. Overall, nice beer. Dessert. Would pair well with vanilla icecream.

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Photo of Rristow
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark beige with khaki head. Aroma is full of dark fruit, caramel, licorice, a little nutty. Taste...this beer is big! Very complex. So much going on it hard to describe. Moderate to heavily sweet. Flavors of raisin, plums, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, toffee, biscuits, maple syrup, bourbon. Overall an incredible barley wine.

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Photo of DudeBeerYaBro
3.7/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopkrid
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicholas-Drinks
4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redresonatedragon
4.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopSavant
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of bwarren82
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

**
07/01/17
On tap, Khyber Pass, snifter glass.

LOOK: Medium brown, clear, hint of me reddish mohogany color.
AROMA: oak, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, leather, very awesome.
TASTE: more of the bourbon and oak, also cherry, grape, a touch of smoke flavors lingers also after sipping for a while.
FEEL: pretty smooth, a touch of astringency, carbonation is also very subtle, but the beer has a lively character from the alcohol bite.


**

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Photo of mock_in
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JJuva13
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maljay26
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is dark brown (almost black) with light red highlights around the edges, one finger white foamy head slowly concaves and clings to the sides of the chalice, some light clingy lacing spider webs a bit but falls eventually. The smell has the bourbon up front - very powerful with some charred oak, vanilla, black licorice, light tobacco, light chocolate, and light raisins. The taste is mainly sweet and sticky through the previously mentioned flavors, light caramel coming out. There is some sweet sticky aftertaste with a sweet dry finish. On the palate, its about a medium to heavy, not sessionable - this is one to be sipped as the alcohol is felt pretty well. There is an adequate carbonation as well. Overall, this is a very well done beer that I would love to have again.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 5,039 ratings.
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