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§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: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown beer. Sparse, scraggly head but phenomenal retention. Came in a fancy cardboard box. Wax seal that for once wasn't a pain to cut off.

Not at all like the toffee fruit cake English barleywine I was expecting, this is one of those phenomenally complex beers one can pull flavors from all night. I smell chocolate biscotti, chocolate covered espresso beans, bourbon, black cherries and red grapes scraped across an oak barrel. Tastes like molasses cookies, bourbon and a port-like dark fruit. Chocolate syrup. Still warm after 6 months in the cellar.

A beer worthy of its high ratings.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,063 ratings
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