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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is big caramel, vanilla, boozy. Flavor is much the same with a good bit of earthy oak.


4.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (777) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.8
   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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (8285) - 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.

4
   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.

4.1
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (458) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (455) - 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.

3.5
   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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