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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle, 2015 vintage. Pours a cloudy darker brown color with very little head on it. Nose is quite complex and really nice. Bourbon notes come up at the front, but they don’t overwhelm the woodiness. There are also hints of dark fruit and caramel to it. Though a bit sweet, it’s drier than I would have thought, and quite warming. Smooth caramel raisin paired with bourbon. Really nice...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Deep red pour with no head. Aroma is very sweet. Lots of candy and a little sherry. Mouth is a little on the light side, but this was a pretty old bottle (2012). Lots of great flavors. A little citrus, vanilla, candy, sherry & port. Alcohol is present, but doesn’t overwhelm. No lace. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by a kind soul at Chickow day. Pours dark caramel browncolor with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have great ccaramel, oak, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco, dark fruits, cherry, alcohol well hidden, smooth, great sipper at 9:30 am.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (686) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
2015 version L: -pours a clear ruby with almost no,quickly dissipating head,beige in colour -low-medium carbonation visible S: vanilla,coconut,Bourbon,prunes,carame jam,brown sugar,dried orange peel,alcohol T: -Vanilla,Bourbon,caramel,toffee, body,low carbonation -alcohol quite present,naturally with 13% abv O: A tad too sweet,otherwise a perfect Beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxifunk777 (31) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2015 vintage poured into Bruery sniffer. Great looking Beer. My nose was acting up so not really sure of the aroma. Taste was complex heavy burbon overall a very good beer but no wow factor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - MAY 16, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Green session. Copper brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, caramel, toffee, cookie, some chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at tap n handle. Garnet with a small head. Deep toffee and vanilla. Candi and sticky. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (660) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
@green cbc 2015 caramell, very sweet, full body, not that complex that i remembered. want more from a 13% abv barley wine

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (9680) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA.
Dark red brown colour with a small light tan head. Sweetness, dark fruits, raisins and citrus in an amazing aroma. The flavour is sweetness, dessert wine, dark fruitiness and raisins. Complex. Amazing. So so so tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
2nd best barleywine only to bourbon county barleywine. If you are in California, get this for sure.


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