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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11835) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11784) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11705) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11650) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (11360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. (Bottle from trade with Boltz7555, Reserve series No. 002) Dark red to red-brown color with a red glare coming through. Aroma of malts, alcohol, fruits, red fruit. Taste malts, alcohol, some sweetness, some overripe fruits, raisins. Full body, full carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11172) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - 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.

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