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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5849) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2011
(22oz bottle thanks to Jyoungsbcp) deep ruby brown with ring of tan bubbles but sparse. Alcohol coating the glass like none other. Nose of rich caramel, vanilla, raisin, subtle bourbon, Complex and decadent. Taste is a bit alcoholic, vanilla, toasty, subtle chocolate, bourbon. Great linger. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Draft @ RFD, Washington DC. Pours a dark ruby almsot black color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit aroma with hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy dark fruit and caramel flavor with weak hints of bourbon. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter slightly woody caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2011 bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Ruddy, sediment laden deep orange-brown body, thin ring of beige carbonation. Nose of caramel, brown sugar, and alcohol. Boozy body with big alcohol notes, brown sugar, and caramel; sweet, bitter, and warming. Potent and very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Well my rating just got erased by my phone so my review is going to suck. This was really complex and tasty. The bourbon barrel is very outstanding. Nice vanilla finish. Sweet and rich and thick on the palate. Very nice beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2011. bottle. dark reddish brown, ruby almost with minimal head. aroma of caramelized sugar, anise, and alcohol. flavor of maple syrup, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and booze...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10845) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 5/19/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, toffee, toasted wood, coconut and a bitter hop finish. The taste is bourbon, toffee, caramel, toasted malts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied with some warming alcohol notes. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5820) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, light fruit, banana bread, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark reddish-brown with a one finger khaki head. The flavor starts with lots of caramel, toffee, and light banana bread. The finish has muted citrus notes, vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, a barrel aged beer without a lot of barrel influence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Thanks Paul for sharing. Bottle pours caramel color with off white head. Aroma is caramel and bourbon. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Flavor is well balanced between the caramel and booze. A touch hot. But a great beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4427) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Shared by turd. Pours a dark ruddy brown with one finger of sandstone head. Rich bourbony nose, very dextrinous with lots of vanilla and wood with caramel and raisiny notes in the background. Flavor is rich and raisiny with some caramel and tannic wood. Very full and velvety palate with a spicy alcoholic note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle from a trade with daknole. Thanks Dakine. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha head. Nose is sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak. Flavor is sweet, heat isn’t all too noticeable, some more oak, brown sugar, tobacco. Body seems a little thin for such a big beer. Certainly not a bad beer, but it seems kind of one-dimensional.

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