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RATINGS: 738   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Dark reddish brown in color with a bubbly tan head. Sweet marzipan, lots of dark bready notes. Taste has similar notes, bready sweetyness, some vinous notes as well. Smooth and rich tasting as well throughout the whole time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Toronado Barleywine Fest. Pours dark brown, bourbon, wood, vanilla, malty, caramel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (1300) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at SBWF. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has heavy malt, caramel, smooth chocolate, bourbon, cherries, dark fruits, light alcohol. Taste is medium bitter with a smooth malty backbone, dark berries and very light acidic cherries as well. Medium smooth body, light sticky carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
On tap at Hard Liver 2010. Crazy dark pour - a bit of red showing through a really deep brown. Small head - really pretty. Nuts and fruits in an explosion of flavor in this one. Deep roasted caramel malts and bourbon/vanilla, with a great hoppy finish - almost too much on the finish - this one ends seriously bitter given how thick it is. Itís a bit hot, but clean. Tasty, for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Tap at itap. Pour is darker than most barleywines. Itís deep dark brown with a thin ring of tan foam. Aroma is amazing. Loaded with toffee malt, caramel, vanilla, molasses, coconut, faint chocolate, and light spicy notes. Thankfully, the flavor is very true to the aroma with loads of toffee malt, caramel, vanilla, light coconut, faint tobacco, and a light fruitiness. Alcohol is almost non-existent. This is really exceptional. I had to have 2.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle from Jeffo

head: small
Colour: somewhat dark redish amber
Smell: some wheats, sweet, little bit of coconut, lots of oak and vanilla
Taste: start is very smooth with beautifful balance between sweetness and the hints and flavour of the barrels, very very nice !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours dark amber with notes of dried fruits (think plum and raisin). The palate shows off the abv but also give serious depth to the bourbon and vanilla flavors from the char of the barrel. You get some deep fruit hints here as well such as plums and dried figs.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1282) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
Dark rusty red. Huge nose of vanilla and tobacco. Very oaky, but sweet and bitter at the same time. awesome

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1281) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
Very dark crimson color. Nose of bourbon and vanilla with sweet hard cand. Perfect blend of bourbon and barley wine. Nice barley wine finish. Pleasantly suprised. This is good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1281) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 30, 2011
Boozy with notes of dates, chocolate dusting, Bourbon & strong coffee. Strong and chock full of alcohol. The stone fruits and chocolate really mesh well. Slick and oily feel.


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