§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: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Nightmare Before Christmas event at itap Soulard
8oz pour split between 2
Just starting to get into barley wines and why not start with BCBW and Sucuba

A - Pours a deep dark color with partially see through dark brown purple edges around the glass. Poured on tap with a minimal to medium light tan head

S - chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, decent amount of barrel presence smell

T - This was poured too cold so started sipping lightly until it warmed and wow did the flavors ever come out when it warmed. Starts like a stout with the heavy flavoring of vanilla, chocolate, maple, and as it warmed there was an eruption of fruit flavors that went down my throat that was quite delightful and boded well with the initial tastes. This was my one of my first BW's and man am I impressed.

M - Mouthfeel is slightly more carbonated than most of the stouts we had. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel really a treat.

O - I loved this style of barley wine it nearly resembles a world class stat except for the finish of these beers. I loved the dark fruits really erupting as it warmed and went down the back of my throat. World - Class Glad I was able to snag a bottle of this on Black Friday

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,173 ratings