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RATINGS: 864   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.

tectactoe's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
[Bottle / 2013 / Batch 003] Muddled, almost completely opaque dark-ish brown & rusty copper body, capped with a small, off-white & beige tinted film that transcends neatly to a thin collar. Aroma is quite complex, standard barrel aged barley wine notes of raisins, booze-soaked dates, bourbon lathered oak staves, mild vanilla, rustic caramel, sweet black cherries, burnt toffee, & prunes smothered in a sweet, lightly burnt, brown sugar glaze. Definitely lots going on, commanding presence. Taste is the same, with lots of bourbon & oak soaked notes of dark fruit; prunes, raisins, dates, & a touch of licorice. Hints of maple mid-palate with a barrel induced vanilla presence, warm caramel, a mildly tannic finish, & a wispy note of anise left on the tongue. More prunes, raisins, & bourbon covered dark fruits as the beer warms up with a more boisterous bourbon presence & a big, balancing, brown sugar sweetness throughout. Sticky, warm, thick. This is definitely a monstrous barrel aged barley wine & a damn fine one at that... but I still think it may be slightly overpraised. Ive definitely had more enjoyable -bal BWs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Pours a hazy copper from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan head that leaves little to no lace. Aroma of sweet toffee and caramel notes, big booze notes and a hint of wood. Taste is less booze, still big caramel and dark burnt sugars, molasses undertone. Warming, big, but balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Aromas of toffee, caramel, cocoa. Hazy bronze with a mostly lasting off-white head. Sweet, boozy, caramel, red fruit. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2387) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Clear copper, small beige head. Dried fruit and malt aroma, wood. Flavour has sweet malt, frit and wood. Bitter and smooth. Very sippable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1274) - rhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
fra fad duft: karamel sd malt fad duft. mrk sirup sukker smag: sd karamel vaniljeappelsin

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2016
22 oz bottle. Dark caramel brown, thin, rapidly dissipating head, minimal lace.
Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel malt, booze soaked raisins.
Flavor is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, oak, caramel, dark fruit.
Gets sweeter as it warms, but the oaky tannin keep it from and light hoppiness keep it in check.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
palner (21) - - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at home, 2014 version. Pours deep Brown with a White head. Aroma of lots of bourbon and dried fruits. Taste of walnut, dades notes of caramelized malts. Fantastisk with dessert or cheese. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crim (100) - POLAND - APR 13, 2016
W aromacie inwazja beczki z brązowym cukrem, w smaku mamy dużo czekolady, beczki, wanili, posmak wjeżdża troche oprcz karmelu owocw takich śliwka morela, bakalie, rocznik 2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deeper brown, mahogany. Toffee, vanilla, honey. Quite sweet. Very strong alcohol, chewy, heavy. Very long finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolfcarnival (220) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2016
one of two bottles split with benh and thecametron. ben brought em over on his trip to prague. what a guy. cheers yall
this one pours ruby brown, hardly any head. aroma of brown sugar, raisins, bourbon whiff. tasted of bounty bar, dark fruity port flavours, vanilla, dry smoky oaky finish. a seriously tasty beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1216) - - APR 3, 2016
2012 vintage. Dark brown pour, baby finger of fast disipating head. Aroma or marshmallow, whisky. Light alcohol warming, marshmallow, bourbon, vanilla, raisin. Medium body and lower carbonation.

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