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RATINGS: 816   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3075) - 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. I’ve definitely had more enjoyable -bal BW’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxifunk777 (20) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2015 vintage poured into Bruery sniffer. Great looking Beer. My nose was acting up so not really sure of the aroma. Taste was complex heavy burbon overall a very good beer but no wow factor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (775) - GREECE - MAY 16, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Green session. Copper brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, caramel, toffee, cookie, some chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1559) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at tap n handle. Garnet with a small head. Deep toffee and vanilla. Candi and sticky. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (370) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
@green cbc 2015 caramell, very sweet, full body, not that complex that i remembered. want more from a 13% abv barley wine

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA.
Dark red brown colour with a small light tan head. Sweetness, dark fruits, raisins and citrus in an amazing aroma. The flavour is sweetness, dessert wine, dark fruitiness and raisins. Complex. Amazing. So so so tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
2nd best barleywine only to bourbon county barleywine. If you are in California, get this for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared at pre-CBC tasting at Fermentoren. ’13 vintage. Cloudy amber pour with some lacings. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, malty sweetness with some boozy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (455) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle, two years old. Pours dark and clear amber brown with medium beige head. Aroma is tons of vanilla, overripe fruits, dried fruits, port wine, bourbon barrel, coconut, caramel, malty. Taste is quite mellow, port whine, dried fruits, loads of vanilla and bourbon. Bit sugary mouthfeel. Chocolate in there as well. Medium carbonation and full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (447) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at cbc 2015. Amber with a offwhitehead. Oak, malty, strong alcohol, dried fruits. Yet a just another barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Pours deep amber with small tan head. Oak, toffee, roasted aroma. Sharp, noticeable alcohol. Too much oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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