Firestone Walker Abacus

Putts & Pints: 1. Firestone Walker Abacus: You want the WOW factor? This beer delivers. A barleywine aged in bourbon barrels (some say for three years). At 13 percent, it packs a wallop, but the taste is startling. And I mean that in a good way. One third of the way through the beer year, I have an early candidate for best beer of 2011.”

I love Firestone Walker, no doubt about it. Abacus is something I’ve been dying to try and haven’t had the opportunity.

If you like, or love, barley wines you owe it to yourself to give Abacus a try.