§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.52/5
5,055 Ratings
§ucaba§ucaba
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
Ranking:
#84
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
5,055
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,343
Gots:
2,891
Trade:
268
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Ratings: 5,055 |  Reviews: 890
Photo of Dan_K
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of keithv70
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried the 2015 version a couple days ago. I give it a 5 across the board. Aroma and taste match with strong wine and bourbon notes. This is a great beer and was a great treat to get to sample it.

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Photo of Bugsmcl
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seanem44
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevebroseke
3.65/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ProperGlassesNeeded
4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Before I ever found this, it was always on the list of highly desirable brews.
The journey was long and the beer did not disappoint.

If you like barleywines, find this and try it, and buy an extra and let it sit a couple years.

Just simply delicious. Drink at the perfect temperature, not too cold, and you will find happiness.

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Photo of tigerbeer90
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RealDeal
3.79/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of osseo222000
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmonah3
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vixie
4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red/brown color with at least an inch of a tan head.

Very nice smell to this, although no single aroma dominates. Seems to be mainly dark fruit, vanilla, and brown sugar. Reminds me a bit of a very rich chocolate cake covered in caramel.

Seems to be a lot of bourbon up front. Also detecting caramel and chocolate. Leaves a lingering mix of sweet and bitter, a lot like dark chocolate.

Plenty full going down, there is a touch of buring from the alcohol.

No doubt this is a big beer. Very bold and in your face from the first sip, plenty of bourbon hits you right away. If you like a big and bold beer that is very flavorful, definitely try this one. Just strap yourself in, this one won't hold back.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
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 -6%
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 -8.4%
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 -0.4%
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 -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,055 ratings
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