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RATINGS: 770   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4622) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2. Sampled 5cl. The aroma has raisin, wood, bourbon, caramel. Clear, amber coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is quite sweet, has raisin, caramel, cookie, dark fruits. Bit alcohol warming in mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (348) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Amazing beer. First barleywine I really enjoyed. Lots of wood, dark fruit (cherries), a little vanilla and caramel. Plenty of bourbon, roasted malt. Not much head. Sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Draft at friscoís taphouse. Pours reddish brown with low head. Aroma is rich sweet malts and bourbon. Taste is similar with a big oak and bourbon finish. Real nice

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (895) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On tap at Frisco Taphouse. Brown with an amber tint. Very little head. Oaky, bourbon aroma with cherries and chocolate. Big malty start. A lot of bourbon flavor, oak barrel, raisins and vanilla. Very flavorful and complex.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Dark brown thin head. Aroma: vanilla chocolate bourbon a hint of licorice. Flavors to match, mouth coating with an alcohol presence but not boozey. Vanilla toffee finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Lectvay, thanks a million! Beautiful copper pour with a light beige head. Aromas of oak, bourbon, dates, raisins, brown sugar, plums, and fig. I wish I had a candle that smelled like this beer it smells incredible! Taste is sweet dark fruits at first with notes of vanilla and molasses. Slight pipe tobacco notes in there as well. Just amazing. Slightly warming from the abv in the finish but just the right amount. A true gem.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Clear dark mahogany pour with a cream colored head. Strong molasses, vanilla, wood, and bourbon aroma. Taste is brown sugar, vanilla, wood, bourbon, and leather. Medium slick palate. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 shared bottle with 2 friends. poured a brown / dark ruby colour with a small off white head. vanilla, caramel, bourbon, bourbon soaked raisins, red fruits, oak, wood, some toffee, . this stuff is so balanced. thereís that bourbon kick, but itís perfect in every way. silky smooth mouthfeel. incredible!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Amazing pull with the bourbon. Not too overpowering but with plenty of bourbon on the nose.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (41) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Very sweet with notes of dark chocolate, raspberries, and molasses. Wish I had a dark chocolate cake to pair with it.


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