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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at Aces & Ales, Las Vegas, vintage 2012, 12.5% ABV
Dark amber color, small head. Very nice aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, vanilla, oak. Full bodied; sweet malt and toffee flavor, toasted oak, sweet, almost buttery; strong bitterness, with some hop resins.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18714) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Malty bready aroma, biscuits, vinous, figs, dades, warming alcohol, caramel, raisins, solvent notes. Caramel flavor, boozy, biscuits, vinous, figs, rubber notes, hay, nuts, vinous, raisins, dades, bready, some toffee. A bit too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit, tobacco and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 300911

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle at London Bimble thanks to Bruce. Bourbon bourbon bourbon Not much beer. Ok bourbon

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Orangebraune Farbe, fast kein Schaum. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, Holzfass, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack schokoladig, Vanille, reife Früchte, holzig, einfach gut!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle at Josh’s Farewell Fling, big thanks to Bruce for whipping this one out, 20/02/14. Lightly hazed dark amber/chestnut brown with a well appointed light beige head that thins to a covering. Nose is dark toffee fudge, coconut shavings, dark fruit tang, cake mix, cramelised sugars, praline notes, subtle alcohol notes. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, coconut, rich dark toffee notes, light booze, raisens, dates, brown sugar. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the finish. Solid barley wine, ticks all the boxes, alcohol well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16973) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16523) - 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

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