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RATINGS: 734   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
@dmacs-750ml bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a dissipating tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy. Taste is bourbon/wood, dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy/smoke, dark fruit. 3.8 *110523- 22oz bottle-thanks to hbmason for sharing-pours a retining thin tan head and brown color. Aroma is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. Taste is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. 4.1 So 4.1

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Brown with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of toffee and biscuit along with vineous dried fruit notes, some vanilla and oak. Sweet caramel and toffee dominated flavour with a creamy/milk chocolate character. Lots of oak and lots of alcohol in the finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: April 25, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and caramel aroma, lots of bourbon and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of bourbon and vanilla, light balancing oak

Date: September 16, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
much more the sweet vanilla and caramel, fruity,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10824) - 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 (10803) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
clear brown, no head. rather mild aroma, malty, nutty. flavor is nice , lots of wood, vanilla, malts, spices, sweet and spicy barley wine

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, 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 I’m 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 don’t associate barleywines with easy drinking, but this one is so smooth and delicious that it’s easy to keep going back for more. I can’t wait until this is bottled.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10632) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10538) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10463) - 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.


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