Bomber Of The Month: May
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - Sucaba Barleywine 12oz
By: Kevin .
Regular Price: $10.99
Sale Price: $8.99
Sale End: 5/31/2019
Beer Advocate: 4.52/5
Rate Beer: 100
Sucaba 2019 is a 11.3 percent English barleywine-style ale brewed with munton’s pale, crisp maris otter pale, Munich, dark and light crystal and chocolate malts along with Spalter Select hops before being aged in bourbon barrels for one year. The barleywine debuted in 2008 as part of the Paso Robles, Calif.-based brewery’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series but was replaced in the brewery’s schedule in 2017 by Bravo barrel-aged imperial brown ale, only to return last year.
On to the Tasting Notes:The 2019 vintage of Sucaba! As always, this latest vintage delivers big, boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combine with soft chocolate malt undertones. Complex malt flavors are framed in oak with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut and a touch of dark cherry. Sucaba is a one-of-a-kind sipping experience. It is a beer built to last, and one that will reward careful cellaring for years to come. We highly recommend counting the years with an abacus.
Food Pairing:Pair this delicious barrel aged brew with good times, good friends, and a good vessel. If food is desired pair with Gorgonzola cheeses and a charcuterie plate. Cheers!