Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I think I am on track to do number 700 (tomorrow) which I think is the date they repealed prohibition. Pretty cosmic!

Firestone Walker - Abacus (Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine) 13% - My review lifted from Beer Advocate!

Poured from a bottle into a brandy snifter. Have had this bottle for about a month.

Appearance) Ruddy brown color, little to no head, mild lacing.

Smell) Caramel and vanilla, a faint trace of bourbon.

Taste) Now for the fun, the caramel and vanilla are backed up by a bit of chocolate, this is sweet (of course) but there is a nice balance towards the end with some slight hoppy bitterness and a little "oaky" smokiness!

Mouthfeel) Smooth with just a bit of an alcohol burn. This will age very nicely.

Overall) Another great beer from Firestone Walker and yet another reason to do my beer shopping other than in Connecticut!

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