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RATINGS: 868   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, rich amber color with a small off-white (perhaps beige) head. S: The nose has an incredibly rich fruitiness to it which I really was not expecting. Plenty of sugar, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and oak in the nose as well. T: The nose gave this one a lot to live up to, and Iím happy to say the flavors delivered! A lot of caramel and toffee sweetness, obviously, but also some really great barrel character as well. The bourbon, vanilla, oak, and even some hop bitterness really round this beer out. M: The body is very full with a low level of carbonation that works well here. D: Normally you donít associate barleywines with easy drinking, but this one is so smooth and delicious that itís easy to keep going back for more. I canít wait until this is bottled.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15386) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (15272) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Orangebraune Farbe, fast kein Schaum. Geruch nach reifen FrŁchten, Holzfass, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack schokoladig, Vanille, reife FrŁchte, holzig, einfach gut!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle at PapsÝís - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14623) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Brown/red with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and toffee. Flavour is fruit, caramel, sweet, little rip fruit, toffee, hops, oak, dark fruits and a little bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13733) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Tap at Samuel Horne. Pours very black with a slight creamy head. Aroma is mostly malty with light darkish fruit hints. Full bodied. It is sweet with lots of dark fruit - more cherry than date. Bourbon and fruit. Could be some floral hop. Oak seems blended in. It finishes sweet but not sticky. Liquid food. Fruit juice du jour. Lovin it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle from a generous trader. Shared by me at Dmacís tasting. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon barrel, wood, dates, fig, toffee, caramel and raisin. Some alcohol in finish. Full mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate, wood, coconut and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is another standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13056) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2014
650ml bottle - thanks tiong, VastActive and the crowd from Hel!
Beautiful rich aroam, heady malts, some coconut. Normally that coconut would be a very bad sign, but this manages to get away with it somehow, and the richness of the roasted malts and woodiness are make up for almost everything. Very sweet sticky palate. Nice malty but a bit yeasty. Coconut less obvous in the taste. Smoothish, and a nice sipper. Did like coming back to this glass in between subsequent beers, as the aroma was a reset that would put a smile on my face. If I was being harsh, Iíd flaw it for being a bit too sweet and strong, but Iím overlooking that.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), split with manuchampions, pours dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Flavour is very liqueur-like, with notes of sherry, port, caramel, brown sugar and sweetness. Very well-balanced with the sweetness just hit right. ABV is incredibly well-worked in. Outstanding.


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