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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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.

fishonmyplane's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
To be honest this beer seems a little redundant, as the concept is similar to their Double DBA. But there are some differences - this one has more molasses. Lots of oak as well. A great oak-aged barleywine that doesn’t really taste like a barleywine (lots of imperial stout character). Very strong & complex.

   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 (18) - - 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 (94) - POLAND - APR 13, 2016
W aromacie inwazja beczki z brązowym cukrem, w smaku mamy dużo czekolady, beczki, wanili, posmak wjeżdża troche oprócz karmelu owoców takich śliwka morela, bakalie, rocznik 2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (801) - 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 (1183) - - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCametron (2272) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2016
Bottle brought to Prague by Benh and shared with Wolfcarnival. Cheers pals. beer of the night in my opinion and it was keeping some pretty outrageous company. It was so complex and rich. A real heavywight beer. The sheer balance of wood, bourbon, caramel and booze was heavenly. It spells like Shakespeare if Shakespeare was a damn cowboy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1439) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2016
22oz bottle 2013 vintage pours dark reddish brown with light edges and a small head. Lots of rich sweet dark fruit, malty cherry, cocoa, spice, toast, vanilla, caramel, syrup. Big, rich, sweet, complex, creamy. Very delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (270) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
On tap at Mackeys Hideout. Reddish brown pour, no head to speak of. Aroma is big time bourbon. Flavor is sweet, dark fruit and slightly bready. Big warm, boozy finish. I like it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1073) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
Un immense merci à Marc-Olivier pour cette bière dégustée lors d’une verticale de 6 ans 2011-2016! Cheers M-O! Bien que la Sucaba soit une bière qui change peu avec le temps et qui vieillit dont très bien, celle qui m’a plu le plus dans cette folle série est celle issue du Vintage 2014. C’est donc sur cette dernière que je choisis de me pencher. Le liquide est ambré et coule dans mon verre sans y laisser la moindre trace, tel une eau-de-vie. Des arômes riches et complexes de mélasse, de caramel, de ganache, costade, vanille... Un riche et onctueux dessert où bois, alcool vieux et fruits confits sont en parfaite harmonie. Une texture collante par le sucre résiduel inhérent à ce type de breuvage, un liquide sirupeux et chargé de cuir, de pipe en bois, de fruits confits et séchés, d’un alcool chaud et fruité, de caramel. C’est long en bouche et chaud dans l’oesophage. Les discussions s’animent, les verres se succèdent, on passe de 2012 à 2015 en repassant par 2011 pour mieux regoûter 2014... Un élixir qui m’a rendu tous profondément joyeux!

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