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RATINGS: 727   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from henrietta store, 17$. Pours a dark amber looking similar to maple syrup without the syrup. Head fades rather quick. Aromas of coconut, whiskey, cherry, bourbon, and a little cake. When going down the hatch, the alcohol comes through upfront almost strong. The coconut, cherry, caramel and oak/whiskey come through mostly. Little notes of vanilla as well. The alcohol really burns through the nose with sips so the smaller the sip the better, as it will be harder to enjoy and find the complexities. Medium sweet with almost no aftertaste and nothing that lingers. The oak/whiskey flavors are more subdued here. This is a malty brute that should be aged to enjoy it as it should be enjoyed. Bottled 1-5-12.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2061) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
@Basunen: tycker att doften är ganska lite för diskret. Smaken är ok men tydlig malt, torkat frukt, alkohol, lite vinös och en tydlig eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Howlader (677) - - JUL 12, 2014
Large format bottle served in a tulip glass. I thought it was too boozy, but I think it would be better if it had a year on it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1202) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@ Mikkeller and Friends. Hel del choklad och en del kokos. Lite vanilj och kokos i smaken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, lots of sweet toffee and vanilla, fruity berries.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (2275) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Fra fad på Mikkellerfriends, Stefansgade juli-14: hold på hatte, her stiger en intens aroma av svisker, mørk sjokolade, like mørke krisebær, kokos og vanilje. Like intens smak, hver minste munnfull nytes til det ytterste. Eksepsjonelt rund og fristende, fristende. Mersmak i høyeste potens. Her gjelder det å mobilisere viljestyrken hvis man skal komme seg uskadet hjem gjennom parken. Minneverdig.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cafgen (110) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Deep brown color with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malt, some hops, caramel, brown sugar, breadines and a lot of alcohol. Taste is sweet roasted malt with alcohol present big time. A beer a didn't enjoy cause I don't like beers with a smell or taste of alcohol really present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael_costa (3) - - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
This Barleywine barrel aged is very good. If you go at Russian River brewing, you can to buy This Beer 2 years ago. The older better! Much wood, oak and toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (2413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle shared on the London Bimble 26/04/2014. Huge thanks to Bruce for this rare treat. Aroma is complex, vanilla, caramel, sweet praline. ice caramel brown coloured pour with a small light tan head. Flavour is salted caramel, toffee, praline, burnt sugars and oak. Palate is viscous, sweet treacle and very smooth on the tongue. Lingering oak and complx sugars. Very very tasty complex beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
out of bottle. pours brown slight head . nose is bourbon but also sweet dark fruit. taste is the same with dark chocolate and some barrel. excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1643) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Draught at Oskar Blues. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, toffee, caramel, ripe fruits, pine and raisins. Bitter finish with hops, raisin and pine. Excellent barley wine.


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