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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. This ale pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses.

Note: Sucaba is the beer formerly known as Abacus until the Winter 2012 release.


pet3rman's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pet3rman (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Nose of fruit and caramel. Dark ruby pour. Figs, bourbon, vanilla bean and a hint of oak. Big alcohol on the back end. Lasting warmth and burn to finish. Sweet and complex, this is one I’m going to hoard.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1199) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@ Mikkeller and Friends. Hel del choklad och en del kokos. Lite vanilj och kokos i smaken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, lots of sweet toffee and vanilla, fruity berries.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Fra fad på Mikkellerfriends, Stefansgade juli-14: hold på hatte, her stiger en intens aroma av svisker, mørk sjokolade, like mørke krisebær, kokos og vanilje. Like intens smak, hver minste munnfull nytes til det ytterste. Eksepsjonelt rund og fristende, fristende. Mersmak i høyeste potens. Her gjelder det å mobilisere viljestyrken hvis man skal komme seg uskadet hjem gjennom parken. Minneverdig.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cafgen (108) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Deep brown color with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malt, some hops, caramel, brown sugar, breadines and a lot of alcohol. Taste is sweet roasted malt with alcohol present big time. A beer a didn't enjoy cause I don't like beers with a smell or taste of alcohol really present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael_costa (3) - - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
This Barleywine barrel aged is very good. If you go at Russian River brewing, you can to buy This Beer 2 years ago. The older better! Much wood, oak and toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle shared on the London Bimble 26/04/2014. Huge thanks to Bruce for this rare treat. Aroma is complex, vanilla, caramel, sweet praline. ice caramel brown coloured pour with a small light tan head. Flavour is salted caramel, toffee, praline, burnt sugars and oak. Palate is viscous, sweet treacle and very smooth on the tongue. Lingering oak and complx sugars. Very very tasty complex beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
out of bottle. pours brown slight head . nose is bourbon but also sweet dark fruit. taste is the same with dark chocolate and some barrel. excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1636) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Draught at Oskar Blues. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, toffee, caramel, ripe fruits, pine and raisins. Bitter finish with hops, raisin and pine. Excellent barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (257) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle thatnks to Motherbrother. Pours dark dark reddish brown with a fairly dense off white head. Aroma is packed with vanilla, overripe, dried fruits, port wine, bourbon barrel, coconut. Holy S***, this smells good! Taste is very fruity, and very bourbon-ish. Again this port wine, oak, gentle roast, coconut, slight chocolate. medium high carbonation. Just my style of barley wine!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crispy34 (349) - Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2013 bomber bottle. Aroma is bourbon with some barley wine in it. Appearance is brown with a little cream color head. Taste has bourbon through out. Very sweet from the malt. Very complex. You can also taste the wood. Palate finishes very chocolate malt with the wood. Overall, easily one of the best beers I have had. Would live to get some more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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