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RATINGS: 739   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman (41) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1772) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (316) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crispy34 (376) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (303) - rome, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Reddish brown pour. Aroma is malty, boozy and candi sugar. Taste is malty, caramel, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon and boozy. Starts smooth finishes harsh, boozy. A sipper of a beer. Very good barley wine, strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a light head and very little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, coconut, licorice and malt. Very similar notes to parabola but thinner mouthfeel, vanilla, oak, coffee, chocolate and coconut. Delicious barleywine, find it and enjoy it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (301) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Very dark brown, mahogany hues on edges, off white thin head. Nose is vanilla, tobacco, chocolate, coconut. Flavor is same plus toffee pudding, roasted hazelnut, amaretto, apple-y British ale esters, mild earthy hoppyness for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (173) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle pour. Aroma of bourbon, slight hints of chocolate and vanilla and some malts. Taste is great. Lots of booze but not too overpowering, vanilla and chocolate and a boozy aftertaste. Palate bourbon, vanilla, a lasting chocolate middle note, some cherry and a boozy finish that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
From a 0.65l bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Itís as good as clear in the glass, lovely dark wood-brown with a little bit of bronze in color and it has some small particles floating about and a small sidesticking top thatís lacing nicely do the sides of the glass. Oh, woody bourbon aromas here. Itís sweet, a bit sticky perhaps. Dark dried fruits and traces of red sweet apples. Smells really nice, not super duper extreme but balanced and nice. Nice soft sticky and oily on the mouthfeel with a small prickling carbonation level. Itís a big beer this. Tons of flavor, but itís so e how hard to tear the different flavors apart. Feels really balanced and integrated. Not to much of a trace of the abv really. Some bitter nuts, lots of dark sticky caramel, some bourbon, a little bit of vanilla toward the finish. Yeah, this is world class. 04.05.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2. Sampled 5cl. The aroma has raisin, wood, bourbon, caramel. Clear, amber coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is quite sweet, has raisin, caramel, cookie, dark fruits. Bit alcohol warming in mouthfeel. Very nice.

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