§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter.

Appearance: Dark red, amber color with some ruby on the edges, a vanilla colored head that dissipates pretty quickly. Head is gone within a few minutes after the pour, no lacing. Looks beautiful in the glass, fairly clear.

Smell: Very sweet aroma, coconut, some toffee, not a lot of alcohol on the nose.

Taste: Nearly same as smell, getting some alcohol on the flavor, nice sweet coconut, the bourbon is not as prevalent as the other flavors, very smooth, the flavors flow really well.

Mouthfeel: Little to no carbonation, not very thick, some heat on the tongue from the alcohol.

Overall: Another winner from Firestone's barrel program. First time having this and will definitely pick up in the future. A world class beer, worth a try.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark garnet to a mahogany. A finger of a tan head that fades slowly leaves a strong lacing. Pretty dark and almost opaque. Strong brightness with the light.

Smell: toffee and maple sweetness followed by bourbon and a little bit of oak. Some alcohol.

Taste: strong bourbon, oak, and alcohol taste. Underlying layer is full of malts, from toffee to nutty and maple.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy. A little on the dry side. Some alcohol warmth.

Overall: ehhh. I think the bourbon English barley wine has a lot more potential. The bourbon seems to clash with the malts rather than adding to. I think it would be a little better with some age though

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 5,043 ratings.
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