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RATINGS: 763   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1205) - 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. there’s that bourbon kick, but it’s 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (623) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at the Common Table. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy cream top. Taste of oak, slight chocolate, sweet caramel malts, boozy, vanilla esters, and dark fruits. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maley1 (803) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Dark brown pour with small off white head. Not much on the aroma, some roasted malts, oak, bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, coconut, chocolate, vanilla, dark ripe fruits in the background. Strong bourbon notes overshadow the true greatness of this beer. I wish they would tone down the barrel aging a tad so that it compliments the beer instead of dominating, nonetheless excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3028) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
02-MAY-2014, draft @CBC, Blue Session. Clear, dark amber. Aroma is a bit on the weak side. Taste i shuge hops, caramel, nuts, bourbon. Big sweet body. Fantastic barley wine.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (320) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, cookie raisin dark fruit

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3309) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
@zebf 2014 - Hazy brown colour. Aroma and flavour are strong on sweet malts and dried fruit. A touch of Cognac perhaps.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Copper color, short head. Aroma of raisin, cookie, biscuit. Lots of malty sweetness in taste. Slight hint of alcohol. Big sipper. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: clear dark brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, alcohol. TASTE: caramel, very sweet.


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