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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13254) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
Draft. Medium beige head, garnet-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some smoke, chocolate, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some wood, vanilla. Sticky medium-full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12883) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Draft - 2012 Dark fruit, molasses. Mahogany almost opaque with a thin white head. Dark fruits, oaky vanilla sweetness some alcohol burn but fairly light in body. Quite complex. Bottle 2011 Big caramel notes, dark fruit and booze. Clear dark mahogany with a thin white head. Chocolate and caramel, candy like sweetness with some vanilla. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 2012 bottle, thanks to Bruce at THE Barley Wine Tasting, August 2012. It pours deep brown, with a small beige head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, wood, earth and creamy milk chocolate. The taste is raisin, currant, cherry, toast, big oak aspect, charred wood, coffee, bourbon, alcohol warmth, toffee, milk chocolate, cream and brown sugar, with a bitter-sweet finish. Full body, fine carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. A well made and flavoursome barrel-aged barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Tap @ CBC 2014. Pours deep red chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has toasted caramel, vinious, plums. Apples, strawberries, soft resin. Medium carbonation, fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good caramel sweetness, plums, apple candy, vinious. Fresh, warming.


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