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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cola colored, could pass for coke. Aroma is awesome. Caramel, malt and hops. Flavor is boozy caramel, oak, toffee and malts. Fuck, this beer is incredible. Not really boozy, but the alcohol is there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (4517) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
Well, Iím a beer hoarder. I had 2011 and 2012 vintages of this but wanted to do a vertical so I hoarded this instead of drinking it. Finally in 2013, I was able to buy 5 of these so I opened a fresh bottle. Wow. Hereís the review.

A - Deep mahogany leather and amber colors. 1 finger head that fades fast.

S - (Itís allergy season so I am stopped up and can only smell a faint level of caramel/toffee)

T - lovely vanilla and chocolate. very sweet , minimal malt profile for such a large 13% beer. impressive how damn drinkable this thing is!

M - Medium body, minimal carbonation

O - Wow. This is impressive. Itís a shame I canít smell this beer as thatís half the taste but seriously, for a 13% BA Barleywine, even fresh, this is smooth, drinkable, very impressive. World class for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2577) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
Very dark crimson color. Nose of bourbon and vanilla with sweet hard cand. Perfect blend of bourbon and barley wine. Nice barley wine finish. Pleasantly suprised. This is good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
Bottle @ joes. Dark red to copper colour with no real head. Smells barley wine, raisins, caramel, sweet, bourbon, vanilla, oak wood. Tastes sweet, bourbon, oak, wood, raisins, alcohol, vanilla. Itís a lovely beer. Full body, velvetty, soft carbo. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2813) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2013
On tap 10 oz. pour at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear, but extremely dark rust brown with a khaki head and fair lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, port wine, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Taste of bourbon, alcohol, dark fruit, toffee, vanilla, oak, brown sugar and leather. Full body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with minimal tan head. Smells oak, cherry. Tastes sweet, rich, creamy, oaky, bourbon, lot of cherry flavor, currants. Very very good. Extremely happy with this beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours like a semi-flat coke; also looks like coke. Big toffee, raisin and woody aroma. Not overly sweet, nor syrupy, nice dry finish. This is a great barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 11, 2013 On tap in a wine glass. 2013 edition. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, and some chocolate. Color is a very dark brown with an off white head. Minimal lacing. Front taste is chocolate and bourbon and fades into vanilla taste. Light carbonation with a thin finish and alcohol burn. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2013
Very nice barley wine. Hides the ABV quite well, which is no small feat for 12.5%. A little syrupy mouthfeel, with a bit of bourbon overtones, and some fruit notes. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
2013 Vintage - pours a dark amber with a slight tan head. Nose is dark fruits, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Mouthfeel is really nice, heavy, but not overbearing. Lovely complexity here without being a total mess. Fantastic beer.

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