§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 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark cherry wood color when poured into a glass. Looks like concentrated cranberry cola-juice when put up to light. Color is deceiving; much more attractive in direct light.

Sweet, port wine smell. Oak, dark dried fruit, caramel, bourbon.

Initially silky. Followed by a slight sting of carbonation with dried plums, & dark cherry (almost medicinal) that lingers on the palate while the alcohol warms your throat & belly. You might even taste merlot & a hint of vanilla.

If my review was based on grades, the appearance would be the valedictorian, the smell the salutatorian, and the taste would be a graduate.

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Had on tap at Mahaffey's (from notes, 10/19/13)

A: Dark brown, with a light head.

S: Malty, caramel and sweet barrel notes.

T: Malty. Burnt and almost roasty. Lots of barrel and whiskey.

M: Smooth with a slight prickliness.

O: Eh, not my favorite, but no burn. I will review this again with my bottle, but so far I don't get all of the hype.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,076 ratings
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