§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%
 
 
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1,346
Gots:
2,897
For Trade:
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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear dark red-brown with very little tan head. It doesn't appear very carbonated so the medium carbonation comes as an unexpected surprise. The body is medium and a bit slick and resinous. It smells powerfully sweet of molasses, honey, malt, as well as barrel and booze. Taste is mostly sugary sweet but there is some funk and sourness that is unexpected, along with moderate alcohol warmth. In the end, even though it doesn't hide the alcohol all that well it is nevertheless incredibly drinkable and grows on you with each sip.

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Photo of guild337
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of g00ey
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpa112
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keffa
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of paulish
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FIN
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 vintage consumed on March 28, 2017. I am not a big barleywine fan, but this was solid. Had all the qualities you want out of a barleywine. Sweetness, heat, barrel, etc.

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Photo of Gottiline559
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Avatar113
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ACarp
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Robomunky
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Kontraband
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage.
Poured dark and fizzy, smells boozy, no head.
Fairly thin and not enough sweet to my palate. Pretty dry and oaky.
Probably perfectly within style guidelines, but a bit svelte for my American tastes. Wishing for more caramel, toffee, raisin and sweetness.

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Photo of Derek
3.57/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2016 Vintage.

Reddish brown, very little head, no retention or lace.

Big boozy aroma, bourbon, sherry, field berry.

I think the barrel has spoiled this one. It's not sour, but it's incredibly dry with plenty of oak and leather. Some roasted nut and raspberry, but it's overcome with bourbon.

Mouthfeel is relatively light and overly dry.

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Photo of pda22
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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