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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (514) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Big thanks to Nelson longtime want for me. Hazy amber brown with a small amounts of floaters. Bloozey red fruit a bit sweet and some wood character. Wow great warming wood amber barley wine not much hops. Great carbonation for a barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle (220z $16) : Clear dark brown, little head. Aroma sweet. Taste, carmel, sticky, sweet, slight bitterness. Warming.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 14, 2015
2014 vintage from a bottle gathering dust in a German outlet... crazy! Pours deep, dark chestnut brown, crystal clear, with a thin head that dissipates quickly to a small ring. Aroma climbs out of the snifter, layers of thick bourbon, oak, vanilla, toasted marshmallows. Low carbonation, just enough to feel it on the tongue. Thick and creamy vanilla, then caramel, oak, bourbon, some heat, then a smooth, slightly woody finish. I could smell it for hours, but find it easy to drink it in minutes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (462) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Very bourbon forward, oak, vanilla, earthy, plum/apricot marmalade, nutty caramel. Taste is extremely balanced and easy going, filled to the brim with bourbon, caramel, and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
[6820-20140926] 650mL bottle. Wooden fruity plum raisin aroma. Clear, red mahogany body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet grainy malt and fruity plum flavour. Full body. Delicious, not noticeably boozy, and a great example of the style. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(c/o blankboy)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - DEC 25, 2014
Look: pours a dark red. Very cloudy. Tan head. Smell: very sweet. Candy. Taste: very sweet. Candy caramel. Feel: very thick. Nice dryness. Overall: great beer. Love it. First drank: 12/25/14 mom and dads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (2392) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Refrigerated 2011 brown bomber poured into a snifter. Dark brown with very small off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit (raisins and prunes), vanilla, oak, some coconut, and hints of alcohol. I prefer gibcbw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bomber into tulip glass about 8 months after bottling. Moderate fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Somewhat muted, but enticing aroma that doesn't really demonstrate the barrel aging. The flavor, however, is excellent. It tastes like a mature, refined barleywine. The barrel aging doesn't come through at first but that's because it is so well integrated. As you continue drinking and the beers warms, it comes through and reveals itself as a pleasant foundation of the beer. This isn't an aggressive, in your face beer, despite the abv. Rather it's elegant, beautifully simple, and subtle. Typical firestone walker deftness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours a rich, deep brown with a creamy off white head. Smells strongly of fermenting raisins, strong dark fruity booze, slight earth and woodiness, light astringency. Tastes like raisin, prunes, very smooth, mild alcohol, light astringency, light chocolate. Pretty delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (4224) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
660ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Dark copper color. Tiny to almost no head. Malty, sweet, whisky, woody notes in aroma. Aroma rises eyebrows in a pleasant way. Malty, cocoa, nutty, sweet, coffee in taste. I can sense alcohol, but not quite taste it. Needs some age for sure, but still very drinkable. Nice brew!

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