§ucaba | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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§ucaba§ucaba
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
Ranking:
#89
Reviews:
925
Ratings:
5,167
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pharmdoc300
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmdellafave
4.84/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage.

Pours copper with some creamy bubbles that hang out on the top. Smells like straight up heath bar. Big creamy caramel notes, a hint of malty booze, caramelized orange peel, and bitter chocolate and toffee notes. Tastes like big nutty toffee, with a hint creamy, roasty, chocolate notes and a hint of cold coffee bitterness. Feels smooth as silk. A Great beer, worth the hype and worth the wait.

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Photo of bmh_the_legend
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fsckewe
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of danh53
3.78/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage. Appearance is medium to dark brown, hazy, and still in the glass. No head, no lacing, and lots of floating particles. The aroma explodes with chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, and molasses. Smells like holiday bourbon soaked brownies. Taste brings sweet malts along with oak and a little coconut. Figs and raisins are prominent with chocolate and vanilla. You really Taste the booze and that takes away from the taste and mouth feel. Taste doesn't deliver on the promise in the aroma.

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Photo of AirBob
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WalkerHater
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rugbypsu
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benzalman
3.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmars010
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donnyowens
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

body thinner than i hoped but everything else is wonderful. boozy but in a good way. sweetness balances it out and bourbon rounds it out.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,167 ratings