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RATINGS: 734   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2188) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with no head. Caramel and dark fruit aromas. Caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, vanilla flavors. So much going on here, and it’s all GOOD..........

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
A wonderful beer. ours a dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel among others. The flavor is at first bourbon and vanilla. Then you get the caramel. Some oak and booze soon arrive. Made for sipping, this is just a damn good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bomber from the Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. What a find. Dark brown pour with a no head. Lots of sweet bourbon up front in the aromas, caramel added some more sweetness. Some woody vanilla notes too. I could smell this all day. Carbonation was very light, body extremely smooth and rich. Huge in every way and it work in every way. Flavors were lightly sweet, full of bourbon and wood, some vanilla and lots of caramel. Easily one of the smoothest Barley Wine’s I have ever tried.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle.... Clear dark brown pour , small ,wispy beige head , some lace . Malty aroma with notes of caramel, chocolate , vanilla and bourbon . Rich malt flavor , chocolate , vanilla , bourbon , oak , tobacco and some dark fruit . Full bodied , sweet but not cloying . Strong alcohol presense but not in a bad way, it works well . Finish is dry , excellent .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deep amber hue with a very clear body. The aromas are creamy vanilla, silky smooth bourbon, and some fruity booze. The flavors are strong with the vanilla bean, some sweet bread, and bourbon with a touch of french oak. There is a booziness to it at times that isn’t bad but could use some rounding. The mouth is really smooth. Great brew. Keep them coming Firestone.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Thanks Dan! Pours the darkest shade of ruby, with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma of canned pineapple, coconut, and honey. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and fruit cocktail. Smooth and viscous with just the right amount of alcohol warmth. I think I’ve found a new favorite barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a very thin head. Has a caramel, vanilla and light booze smell. Has a vanilla, chocolate, coconut and booze all in the taste. Very nicely done!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Sampled on 2/19/2011 on tap at Beer Revolution. This barley wine pours an eclipse black to dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, raisins, caramel, wood and bourbon. A medium to full bodied barley wine. The malts are dark fruit, raisins, wood, and tobacco. The hops are herbal and earthy. Very nice balanced barley wine, with big malt flavors, with a touch of wood and a whole lot of bourbon. Very nice barley wine. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
Good barley wine, Very grainy, what you would expect to find in a typical barley wine, nothing really standed out too much. But it was a really good example of the style. Would have again

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle at Dark Lord Day. Thanks for the share. Poured light brown with little head. Taste is of alcohol, light spices and dark fruits. Overall really well rounded and balanced. Would have again.


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