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RATINGS: 829   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (608) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle, two years old. Pours dark and clear amber brown with medium beige head. Aroma is tons of vanilla, overripe fruits, dried fruits, port wine, bourbon barrel, coconut, caramel, malty. Taste is quite mellow, port whine, dried fruits, loads of vanilla and bourbon. Bit sugary mouthfeel. Chocolate in there as well. Medium carbonation and full body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (919) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at cbc 2015. Amber with a offwhitehead. Oak, malty, strong alcohol, dried fruits. Yet a just another barley.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (311) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Pours deep amber with small tan head. Oak, toffee, roasted aroma. Sharp, noticeable alcohol. Too much oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4684) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
650 ml bottle Vintage 2013. Dark Amber color with a low carbonation level. Wow, this aroma is awesome as well as the flavor. Vanilla, big lingering vanilla, molasses, notes of coconut.

The flavor is Deep... No bull shit. The bourbon is mild and completely subtle and smooth. Sweet but not cloying. How could anybody give this less than a 4.2?? This is a wonderful subtle and flavorful BBA Barely wine after 2 years, pimping.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1039) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 10, 2015
Awesome huge beer. It’s so complex, so big in every way. Perfect beer, to take a glass and spend with it half of the evening.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (838) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
On draft at whole foods Devon. Pours oily brown with no.head. sweet maple aroma. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick. Taste is warm with lots of sugar and vanilla. Boozy but not too much so. Good flavors. Not a big fan of barley wines or barrel aged beers but this was good for both.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
A touch of a disappointment overall. Huge, boozy barrel-aged flavors dominate coconut and vanilla flavors. The alcohol and heat add a rough edge to the spice and chocolate nuances and the abv really shows on the finish. Aggressive and a bit out of balance, but for fans of the style.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1717) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2015
A beautiful deep blood red color with a small soapy beige head. Exquisite aroma. Powerful, full of character and complexity, and so cohesive. Jam, dark fruit, dark brown sugar, dark chocolate, along with super well integrated barrel character. Flavor follows but is not as distinctly. Lighter full body. Warm alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (690) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Sweet raisin, dark fruit, dark brown sugar. Very strong, bold, alcoholic taste also. Rich plums.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2997) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle of the 2013. Shared by my buddy. All I can say about this beer is wow. Barley wines are hit or miss for me. I usually stray away from sweeter beers. I don’t much care for many English-leaning beers. Sucaba is all of those things, yet so damn delicious. The beer is thick and ruby in appearance with a huge head. Time has cleared out the body. The massive aroma is sweet, but tastefully so and endlessly complex. There are notes of vanilla, oak, sherry, earth, dark fruits, raisins, toasted brown sugar and bread. The palate is huge and boozy in a very good way, not the way the burns, but rather nicely warms me up and commands slow-sipping enjoyment. All these sweet flavors don’t come across as sticky or sugary they just delightfully intermingle. All the character is harmonious and balanced with a tasteful oaken, sherry note. The flavor is much like the aroma but really brings out the notes of standing in a humidor. Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you do a classic barleywine. Phenomenal.


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