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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tobacco, laberlaver, alcohol, sweet tobacco, ripped dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Lovely ;O) Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110930]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Iíve been wanting to try this for awhile but havenít found the right opportunity to open one. Well, as of 9pm tonight Iím on vacation for four days so the time is now. Thanks to Brian (BrewerB) for this bottle, which I received in a recent box. This one pours a nice and rich cherried wood in color with a light and fizzy khaki colored head which quickly dissipated. The aromas consist of sweet and ripe dark fruits, figs, light bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisins, and port. It smells pretty good but I could use more bourbon. The flavors are almost exactly what I was looking for tonight. You get a lot of buttery biscuity malt (yet not as intense as a California Chardonnay), light bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisins, figs, and it has a rich and resonating after taste. The bourbon is a little more mellow than I anticipated but itís fine. Overall this is a fine beer and a pretty spectacular barrel aged barleywine. Itís an instant favorite and probably my second favorite of the style to only the Mother of All Storms.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11126) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Brown/red with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and toffee. Flavour is fruit, caramel, sweet, little rip fruit, toffee, hops, oak, dark fruits and a little bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ Morten minus Peter smagning, Ulfborg. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is oak, caramel, fruit and chocolate. Flavor is oak, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit and vague alcohol. Complex and quite a sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit, tobacco and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 300911

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is red/brown. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits, spices, alcohol, wood, caramel and hops.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle 2011. Aroma has notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, dark dried fruits. Dark brown that sits almost black in the sniffer. No head and no lace. This beer looks like flat coke. Flavor is very sweet. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Overall a good bourbon bomb Barley Wine that smells and tastes great but looks like shit.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Poured into a snifter glass. Aroma is slightly alcohol. Flavor is malty, chocolate, vanilla. Palate is nice, I really wanted to mention the whiskey after taste and heat that gently comes back up and warms you. This is great as I donít really drink many barley wines I donít have to much to compare to, but I love it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13392) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks to Anders37. Clear red/brown - white head. Borubon, vanilla, wooden, fruity, lots of vanilla, caramel, roasted, barley notes, medium malty, coconut. Smooth and Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 750ml Bottle: Complex aroma of oak, dark ripe fruit, plum, malt, slight red wine, toasted caramel, slight coconut, and some vanilla. Poured very deep amber/brown in color with no head at all. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny and small-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, coconut, slight alcohol, vanilla, light Bourbon, light toasted caramel, and some dark ripe fruit. Medium to full body. Oily, slick texture. Average carbonation. Malt, dark ripe fruit, coconut, light Bourbon, light toasted caramel finish is a tad sticky. 13%ABV is slightly noticeable in the flavor, but not hot or overwhelming.


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