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RATINGS: 770   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
on draft at collins pub for the real strong ale fest. slight cherry note to the barley with a very strong and lasting alcohol aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
I am at hater of this top rated beer. Way too strong. The bourbon has a huge bite and it almost has no stout flavoring. Pours dark brown in color. Had at bittles and cans ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2011 Bottle: Pour is Dark Brown with amber highlights; This off white head retains on the average side, but it does not disappear . I have to say ; I am in love with this beer. Bourbon, Vanilla, booze, cocoa, marshmallows on the nose ; This brew is fantastic on the tongue, however. Why? Because it is incredibly smooth - Coconut, bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, oak on the tongue ; a bit of booziness. Cream from the head, at least initially. Deceptive ABV here - fantastic, sweet sipper here. As I said - I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2013
Very nice barley wine. Hides the ABV quite well, which is no small feat for 12.5%. A little syrupy mouthfeel, with a bit of bourbon overtones, and some fruit notes. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1346) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2011
Glowing caramel pour with a slight fizzy head. Aroma is fruity, very boozy, some bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits abound. Mouth feel is slick, oily. Very hot, but loads of dried fruits and bourbon in the flavor, very refined. Tasty but very boozy, we will see what time does to this guy. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1344) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1338) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1328) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1326) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Hey, someone poured a Knob Creek in my Oaked Arrogant Bastard! Brown with ruby red highlights, small head and sticky oily lace. Bourbon is strong on the nose, accompanied by vanilla, coffee, and hints of chocolate and dark berries. The bourbon is gigantic on the palate, almost overwhelming the caramel malt, chocolate and dark toasted bread. Medium body, minimal carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, hot alcohol and the bourbon lingers smoothly.

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