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RATINGS: 745   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1256) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
What a nice brew, thanks to NorCalgrowler for this one. Aromas consist of a lot of vanilla, some brandy and bourbon, cherries, alcohol, light molasses. This one pours out a nice brown body with ruby accents and a khaki head. Sweet. Taste wise, this one is insanely appealing with loads of bourbon, caramel, molasses, butterscotch, dark fruits, and chocolate. A fine BA barley wine that everyone needs to try at least once! Cheers!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Well my rating just got erased by my phone so my review is going to suck. This was really complex and tasty. The bourbon barrel is very outstanding. Nice vanilla finish. Sweet and rich and thick on the palate. Very nice beer here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. 22 oz. Split with Sean and Vinnie on Memorial Day. Courtesy of Vinnie. Pours a dark bloody ruby maroon with a two-finger off-white head. Lacing is minimal, and after awhile, it dissipates and leaves a clean, flat surface. Aroma is heavy on dark chocolate, ripe cherries, vanilla, lightly roasted malts, molassess, and some slight grapey, yeasty notes. Rich, velvety body with a sort of loose, well-rounded mouthfeel. Almost chewy and yet very juicy. Finishes with a slight burn and bit of roasty cocoa flavor. Very nice barley wine, but this tastes much more like an American strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1239) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2011
650ml bottle split with McBerko. Pours a ruby brown with almost no head. Gorgeous aroma, mixed dried fruit, some wood. Amazing taste of aged fruit, caramel malt but not too sweet, booze is very well worked. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
[Bottle, generously shared by Guerde. Old rating--was still Abacus at this point] Pours reddish-brown with no head. Aroma has a blast of coconut with a good dose of vanilla as well. Taste is coconut, chocolate, and alcohol comes out as it warms. Medium mouthfeel. Nicely done, and although my rating may not reflect it, the barrel was not overpowering and actually integrated quite nicely. Thanks, Andy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1209) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Had this on tap at the Hard Liver fest in Seattle last weekend. Colour... carmelized brown sugar with no head. Nose... caramel and stone fruits. Palate... fairly frothy, nicely boozy, sweetly coating, plenty of Scottish toffee, burnt sugar, dark caramel, sailor jack and Christmas cake, with a very long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle 2011. Aroma has notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, dark dried fruits. Dark brown that sits almost black in the sniffer. No head and no lace. This beer looks like flat coke. Flavor is very sweet. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Overall a good bourbon bomb Barley Wine that smells and tastes great but looks like shit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1201) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A- pours a burnt red with a thin egg shell white head and faint lacing. S- pungent aromas of brown sugar, molasses, pie crust, dark fruits, grainy malts, whiskey, tonic, cider, vanilla and oak tannins. M- medium body with medium to heavy palate with a good carbonation and tackiness. T- strong notes of cider, alcohol, chocolate liqueur and malts at first. Grains, oak, molasses, vanilla and toffee next. Ending is a little dry and efficient with notes of cocoa, dark fruits, stinging alcohol and mineral water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1187) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Wow. Smells of bourbon, warming alcohol finish, dark fruit flavors, some oak notes, chocolate, slightly bitter. A lot going on here.

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