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RATINGS: 778   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
peteinSD (1414) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Slight initial head fading to a ring of foam hugging the glass. Deep, transparent dark red color. Aroma is a rich and cohesive chewy marshmallow, coconut, vanilla, polished bourbon, soft oak, and a touch of raisin/date barley wine underneath. Holy hell there is a lot going on with this beer! Dark cherry and tobacco in the flavor with thick and raw bourbon, vanilla, and a fairly tight barley wine malt profile. Thick and decadent feel in the mouth. Prickly alcohol lingers with the bourbon/barley wine notes after each sip. No doubt about it this is a big, ass kicking beer but Firestone pulls it off with a smooth and complex presentation. Absolute stunner.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22oz bottle from Beerdy, thanks a lot man! Dark chocolate color with a good little head at first. Smells a little oaky, woody, boozy, shredded coconut, good. Taste is like nice chocolates, hardly a hint of the alcohol, very well done. Overall, this is probably the second best firestone beer iíve had after FW11. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-28-2011 00:40:32

4
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1392) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1381) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1356) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedSox2004 (1351) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1350) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 shared bottle with 2 friends. poured a brown / dark ruby colour with a small off white head. vanilla, caramel, bourbon, bourbon soaked raisins, red fruits, oak, wood, some toffee, . this stuff is so balanced. thereís that bourbon kick, but itís perfect in every way. silky smooth mouthfeel. incredible!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1345) - 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


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