Friday, May 2, 2014
Firestone Walker Brewing Company §ucaba Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Firestone Walker Brewing Company §ucaba Barrel Aged Barley Wine - No. 4 – 2014.
From the Firestone Walker Brewing Company website: “A true English Barley wine. Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combine with soft chocolate malt undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut and a touch of dark cherry. A sipping beer best served in a Brandy snifter.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with a tan head and good lacing.
Aroma: Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, oak, coconut and dark fruits.
Taste: Follows the nose with added flavors…caramel, butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts and coconut.
Overall: Sweet and pleasantly boozy, Firestone Walker Brewing Company §ucaba Barrel Aged Barley Wine is outstanding. At 13.5% ABV this huge beer is something I’d actually enjoy drinking with great regularity. I have purchased a few of these gems for cellaring, but I’m not sure how long they’ll stay cellared due to my incredible need to drink ‘em. Exceptional beer!
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