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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 (11432) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11257) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of oak, plum, vanilla, toffee, light bourbon and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, plum, toffee and light carmel with a smooth warming lingering bittersweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10690) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (nutty, caramel, bread), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of dates, vanilla, wood, and alcohol. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10635) - 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, I’d flaw it for being a bit too sweet and strong, but I’m overlooking that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10624) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle from a generous trader. Shared by me at Dmac’s 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled.thx to sarro. Dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma: sweetness, vanilla, oak, barrel, Wood, caramel. Flavour. Caramel, ripe fruits, Loads of sweetness, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and fruity with Nice alcoholwarmth on lips and Palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 5/19/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, toffee, toasted wood, coconut and a bitter hop finish. The taste is bourbon, toffee, caramel, toasted malts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied with some warming alcohol notes. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (10306) - Hasborn, 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!


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