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RATINGS: 806   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (597) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pours jet black with a small white head and no lacing. Aromas are dog blanket, soy sauce, and sticky sweet malt. The taste is alcohol, cherry, tobacco, and sweet malts. Overall pretty good but it doesn’t touch their 14th anniversary.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerDisciples (13) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Exceptional Beer, big coconut and caramel nose and flavors. So balanced for as big a beer this is. A Total Experience! Good to the last drop and worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
[Bottle] Deep mahogany hue. Big raisin, prune, malty aroma. Deep complex palate, plenty of english toffee, pruney malts combined with a tempered citrussy finish. Notes of licorice and chocolate add some complexity and depth. Burnt treacly aftertaste too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
@dmacs-750ml bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a dissipating tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy. Taste is bourbon/wood, dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy/smoke, dark fruit. 3.8 *110523- 22oz bottle-thanks to hbmason for sharing-pours a retining thin tan head and brown color. Aroma is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. Taste is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. 4.1 So 4.1

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayorofMayfair (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011 does not count
5/12/2011 in bottle poured into chalice. there was a lot going on in this beer. hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, and Bourbon. will be drinking again when wallet allows.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to Owen. 2011 vintage. Pours a dark dark brown with a rocky cream coloured head. Amazing nose shows plenty of sweet malt and dark caramel. As it warms slightly vanilla, coconut, dark stone fruits and some dark chocolate becomes more apparent. Great stuff. Flavours are very much in line with the nose. Sweet dark and very intense. Full mouthfeel. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1411) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2011 Bottle: Pour is Dark Brown with amber highlights; This off white head retains on the average side, but it does not disappear . I have to say ; I am in love with this beer. Bourbon, Vanilla, booze, cocoa, marshmallows on the nose ; This brew is fantastic on the tongue, however. Why? Because it is incredibly smooth - Coconut, bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, oak on the tongue ; a bit of booziness. Cream from the head, at least initially. Deceptive ABV here - fantastic, sweet sipper here. As I said - I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
1 liter growler from Bowery Whole Foods. Clear deep ruby brown with a short-lived 1/2 finger beige head. Big bourbon and brown sugar caramel nose, followed by moderate vanilla and old woody notes. Some moist tobacco is also present. Flavor follows suit with dominant bourbon and raw alcohol notes dominating with the caramel and brown sugar. They don’t blend entirely well, though. The raw alcohol, the wood, the bourbon, the malts just don’t quite meld together for me. Finish was semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 2-3, some alcohol heat noted--about par for a 13% beer. Low carbonation with a full body. Good BA BW, but I seem to remember it being tastier when I had it from a growler at Woodshop in early ’10. As well as this is done, I still think the first bottled version of Marin BA Old Dipsea (not the waxed brett one) blows this out of the water.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerGod (5452) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle. 2011 Reserve Series - 13% ABV. Rather dark, opaque brown with a short, foamy beige head. Aroma is big coconut, vanilla, dark fruit, oak, charred caramel, sweet malt, and soft alcohol. Taste is big toasted coconut, vanilla, wet oak, burnt caramel, rum soaked dark fruit, booze, and sweet malt. Body is thick and full while being borderline syrupy. Mild alcohol warmth and a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more vanilla and toasted coconut along with sweet malt, light toffee, toasted caramel, oak, bourbon/booze, and fruit notes. Damn tasty all the way around!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
22 ounce bottle. The aroma on this has some nice bourbon notes. Not too sweet. More of a woody, barrel character in this. Some pitted fruits and raisins are also detected. Some leather and tobacco are also in this. A very decadent aroma that is reminiscent of North Coast Bourbon Old Stock. Fantastic. Moderately transparent ruddy-mahogany body with a bit of a smallish off-white head. Decent legging. Starts fairly sweet with some brown sugar flavors, before some bourbon takes over in the middle. Tobacco, some roastiness also follow. There is also a dry woody, barrel character. This finishes a bit boozy and somewhat ethanolic. A little harsh around the edges, but still really tasty beer. Not quite in the class of Bourbon Old Stock.

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