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RATINGS: 818   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Malty bready aroma, biscuits, vinous, figs, dades, warming alcohol, caramel, raisins, solvent notes. Caramel flavor, boozy, biscuits, vinous, figs, rubber notes, hay, nuts, vinous, raisins, dades, bready, some toffee. A bit too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5953) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at USSkovde Dark amber. Almost no head. Vinous bourbon, sweet dried fruits and notes of chocolate and coconut. A bit too much alcohol. Marzipan,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Nice smooth cinnamon/barrel scent. Sweet is a nice toffee with a nice roast flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours clear red mahogany with a small bubbly tanned head. Aroma is raisins port wine toasted malty fruity slightly acidy vinous a bit spicy. Flavor is sweet velvety malty bitter alcohol raisins vanilla spicy a bit astringent almonds nutty. Finishes bitter alcohol nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5076) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle: Poured a medium clear amber color ale with a small foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon and corn is very deep with some sweet caramelized malt notes. Taste is a very rich mix between some bourbon notes with light corn ester and some deep caramelize sugar. Bourbon is intense though not too much too ruin the balanced though vanilla notes are harder to distinguish. Residual sugar is also not too overwhelming and some attenuation remains to keep some kind of balance into this big beer. Well done and something I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Very smooth! Dark amber. Nice head retention. Bready sweet malts on the nose. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours nearly opaque russet, with a tawny flash. Nose is not bourbon, loads of toffee, caramel, smoke, and barrel. Very sticky but very excellent nose. Flavours of big bourbon cask, a bit hot, but with surprising balance and weight. Big, bourbony, but surprisingly pleasant to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2019) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle shared by BVery. Pours a oily brown black that looks copper and leaves a tight khaki wispy film. Aroma is awesome vanilla woodiness and sweet candied sugar malt and hidden whiskey scents. Taste is more sweet malty vanila wood and shows a awesome caramel maltiness and subtle spice bitterness. Palate is full and slick with a drying finish. Fucking awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (7680) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Cola pour with minimal head. Caramel and oak, vanilla, some peat. Oh man this is yummy. Moderate body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
2012 vintage. Dark brown pour with ruby tinges and a gentle, mostly fading beige foam. Deep, sugary, very fruity and rich nose where an intense fig perfume comes across as jammy to the max and holding nutty, earthy, highly toasty nuances. In mouth, the first thing to hit me is that despite the focused fruit in the aroma, there is very little acidity at play here. Synchronously, there is very little bitterness involved. It makes for a beer that is certainly rich, but tiresome in its intense vanilla-laden sugaryness that does not convey quite the humongous depth these very sweet beers need to be successful on my palate. Were it veering more towards a sourish vinous character, I’d dig as it’s full palate and self-assuming soft carbonation are spotless. At the same time, while it’s a 12.5% offering, I should not expect a subtle alcohol presence I guess, but here, it is fairly invasive, accentuating the caramelly angles with a blast of heat, one that becomes more and more apparent as the beer warms up. Plenty of dried fruit sugars in the finish, one that lasts and keeps warming up. Well... it sure got some merits and that brewer generally has one of the most trustworthy names in the business, but an average above 4 when there are so little of those strikes me as surprising.

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