Firestone Walker / Flying Dog Hydra Cuvée

 
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Hydra Cuvée is a robust porter that has been blended with 2 barrel aged beers and weighs in at 10% ABV. The barrel-aged beers were selected from Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks program Monday by brewmasters Matt Brophy (ours) and Matt Brynildson (theirs). They chose Bravo, a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale, and DDBA, a bourbon barrel-aged Special English Bitter. These two beers will be blended with the Imperial Porter, inspired by our Gonzo, and Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA to create the Hydra Cuvée.

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3.9
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
30 May 2016, tap at Firestone Walker Propagator. Scarlet/brown. Nose is huge alcohol, grape jelly, granola, cinnamon. Med body and moderately fizzy. Sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg, bubblegum, grape jelly, mild alcohol, faint hints of wood. Great.

4.1
k0mpsa (2999) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Tap at barrelworks, buellton. Deep brown color, tanned head. Aroma has roasted malts, some tobacco notes, licorice. Balanced, hint of chocolate, licorice, some coffee and oak.

3.9
baraciisch (3277) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
On tap at Barrelworks... Dark brown in color... Aroma has notes of DDBA, caramel malts and light English hop bitterness... Flavor is caramel, dark malts, English hops, with earthy hop bitterness on palate... Light barrel oak notes, tobacco on palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Bacterial (3005) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Malty nose, dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Caramel and toffee forward. Lots of toffee and a hint of chocolate in the finish. Yummy.

4.5
Marheb (5809) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
(En fût chez Firestone Walker Barrelworks): Un impressionnant, unique et délicieux nectar de mélasse, réglisse, poivre vert, menthe et soja doté d’une grande richesse de corps. Belle surprise à travers les sauvages du Barrelworks.

3.5
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ FW Barrelworks ][ $2.50 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.22.15 ]
>> Deep blacker pour with healthy, gray foam. Great lacing. Nose is Black IPA with grilled cantaloupe, grilled pineapple moving to something a bit sticky and candy like as if a not very fresh hop aroma. Taste is a bit weaker than expected, some chocolate orange, cocoa powder, mild paper. Finishes dry. Doesn’t really punch like I expected...the recipe sounds like a slam dunk.

3.7
obguthr (6434) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Fudge and bourbon nose. Black, medium white head. Charred oak, less fudge, subtle bourbon. Moderate carbonation, medium body.

2.9
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
On tap @ Barrelworks. Very dark brown in color with a soapy tan head. The nose has a lot of brown sugar and orange peel. Somewhat vinous and fruity as well. Sort of a tea and oak aroma to it as well. Nothing special aroma-wise. The flavor is kind of sweet and fruity. Slight booze, lots of plum, grape, and raisin. Slight candied orange peel. Brown sugar, some roasted malt, tea, and wood. Mildly bitter on the finish.

3.7
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Hazy sepia, large bubbled cream ring. Sugary chocolate nose, light pine bitterness as balance, lightly metallic. Sweeter front, heavy chocolate, light mint and oxidation late, cake structure is puffy, airy, dry and nicely delicate.

3.9
Iphonephan (7018) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day tasting on Nov 9, 2014. Pours a hazy cola with an ecru head. Aroma of dark cherries. Flavors of chocolate and licorice.


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