Monday, July 4, 2011
Firestone Walker Abacus
My friend Tim brought a bottle of Firestone Walker Abacus with him when visiting from New York and shared it with my friends and me. The beer pours a dark amber color with a thin filmy off-white colored head. The aroma consists heavily of oak with accents of alcohol, malts, and caramel. The taste has a smooth and sweet caramel base with toasted malts. There is a dry finish with lots of warming alcohol with a kick. There is a bitey, peppery, and spicy after taste that lingers for minutes. The alcohol content is 13.0% ABV. The Abacus was an absolutely wonderful beer that was warming from alcohol, yet welcoming with sweet caramel and toasted malts. The peppery after taste was the best part of the beer, as it lingered after the beer was finished.