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RATINGS: 804   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a clear, Dark brown and a quickly fading head. The smell is chocolate with hints of oak and Alcohol upfront. Taste is chewy, chocolate, vanilla with alcohol, almost too hot. This one was difficult to rate, very complex. I could not figure out this beer but I really enjoyed this as a scotch type sipper. Iíll let the Sucaba bottle age for a year or so and then try it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Golden ruby color. Minimal head, no carbonation. Chocolate and caramel aroma. Taste similar to nose; starts with oak and caramel, ends on chocolate. Great barleywine! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2606) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle shared at tasting, pours a dark brown with a nice off white head, the aroma is full of bourbon, oak and coconut, the flavor is very sweet with a good amount of vanilla right away that is backed up with chocolate and a oaky bourbon finish, for sure a big beer and meant for sipping, glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
2012 version. Draft and bottle. Bourbon, vanilla, and oaky on the nose. Add a little toffee to the flavor and you get one heck of a barley wine with some dark fruitiness on the back end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1753) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
bottle 2012 sucaba. pours dark brown thin head. aroma of vanilla and oak. taste is sweet bourbon and coconut slight coco

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 65cl, Vintage 2012, at 12.5%Vol, as ßucaba, exclusive American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly malty/woody, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1823) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pour is dark copper/amber with a small yellow head, some retention/lace. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, coconut, light cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet; bourbon, coconut, vanilla, caramel, light booziness. Palate is lightly sticky, oily, boozy finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle shared by Huhzenbendahahaaha, thanks other Matt. Beer served in a snifter, beer is ruby red, dark, thin off white head, some lacing, low carbonation, looks good. Aroma is great, sweet, bourbon, some fruitiness, mild oak, smells awesome. Beer is the most drinkable beer I think Iíve ever had. Iím not the biggest barleywine fan out there, but this is an incredible beer. Sweet, not a dry finish, great liquor character, nice body, creamy smooth, you can hold the beer in your mouth for a long time without any alcohol bite or any heat. Wonderful, truly wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2011 Bottle thanks to errl. Chewy, sticky, vanilla, wood, chocolate, leather, and bourbon. chewy palate, sticky wood, alcohol, ridiculous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Finally broke into it with my friend. Hypeíd up but Iím trying to make it past it. Appearance: Sucaba pours a really dark reddish amber. A slightly muddled mahogany but when held the light itís quite clear. Thereís almost a purple hie inside. Itís quite mesmerizing. A beige finger head is gone in a flash. Smell:Oak, bourbon, chocolate, coffee and fig are all here and are dissected easily. Itís really sweet smelling but the burn of alcohol is still slightly present on the finish. Taste: The powerful flavors of oak, bourbon and figs stand up front and mix together well while easily being taken apart. As she crosses the center of the tongue, caramel and a flavor of pie crust start to shine. Theyíre quickly cut out but chocolate and oak rounding out the back. The alcohol is just barely there throughout it all. Remarkably smooth for 12.5% Mouthfeel. Thereís a lot of substance here. Itís quite meaty and full. Absolutely amazing. Overall: Itís good but Iíve hyped it up a bit much. Still, Iím delighted I was able to get the bottle and itís a wonderful stylistic picture. The folks at Firestone Walker have done it again.

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