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RATINGS: 769   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft deep berry nose ... soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... soft mellow fruits sweet roast nose ... juicy malts ... sweet fruits ... mellow fruity nose ... light oily fruits ... nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is red/brown. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits, spices, alcohol, wood, caramel and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14119) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle at London Bimble thanks to Bruce. Bourbon bourbon bourbon Not much beer. Ok bourbon

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ Morten minus Peter smagning, Ulfborg. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is oak, caramel, fruit and chocolate. Flavor is oak, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit and vague alcohol. Complex and quite a sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14097) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. A lightly hazy dark brown beer with a dense beige head. The aroma is just beautiful, with dried fruits, mostly raisins and figs, a spiced hint and some alcohol and vanilla. There’s a bit too much alcohol on the palate, it’s very warming, but still wonderful. Full body and pleasant carbonation. Dried dark fruits, some dried apricot and a little bitterness too deal with the sweetness. Plain lovely. 130809

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks to Anders37. Clear red/brown - white head. Borubon, vanilla, wooden, fruity, lots of vanilla, caramel, roasted, barley notes, medium malty, coconut. Smooth and Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Depp and clear ruby color, small beige edge head. Aroma is boozy vanilla and pancake syrup. Taste is carbonated tawny port, whiskey, dark fruits. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottled 650ml (vPBF, alc. 12.5%, vintage 2012)
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Strong vanilla aroma with raisiny fruity notes. Full-bodied. Vanilla, alcohol, rye bread, raising. Too much alcohol right now, otherwise quite good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
(Draught) Pours a murky dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, oak, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, maple, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and chocolate with some oak in the finish. This is Heavenly!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle at THE Barley Wines Tasting - London. Many thanks to Bruce for this one. Pours mostly clear ruby-amber with a frothy, off-white foam head. Lots of brown sugar and toffee in the nose, some dark fruits, grapes, moderate roasty wood. Big sweet flavor, some alcohol punch, toasted caramel, dried berries, boozy wood, slight caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Modest heat to finish with toasty sugars, lightly torched wood, some sticky brown sugar, light earth. Strong but quite good throughout. Nice depth and intensity.


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