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RATINGS: 794   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours like a semi-flat coke; also looks like coke. Big toffee, raisin and woody aroma. Not overly sweet, nor syrupy, nice dry finish. This is a great barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Advocate_Ames (458) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2012 bottle. Pours dark with a slight reddish color. A nice head that dissipates to hug my glass and leaves a fine thin layer of foam on top of the beer. The aroma is of oak, tobacco, chocolate, vanilla, muted cherry fruit, bourbon booze, and a weak coconut scent. In tasting I noticed bourbon, vanilla, mild bitter chocolate, sweet malted grains, very weak tart cherry flavor, and defined coconut notes. The finish blends so well leaving a subtle tart cherry, chocolate, and boozy taste that lingers nicely. Overall a hell of a brew. A pleasant drinkable brew even with the higher abv. I’d have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (475) - HUNGARY - FEB 27, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Mahagóni teste jelentéktelen méretű, ám annál izgalmasabb habot fejleszt a pohárba töltés során, karakteres, masszív italok habfedőjének képe ez. Roppant súlyos illatnyalábjai éretten elegáns főzetek lakhelyeként szolgáló fahordó rajzolatát veszik fel, tölgyes karakterek töltik meg tartalommal a kókuszos-vaníliás, mazsolás, szűnni nem akaróan összeszedett kompozíciót. Krémes, folyékony falatokkal fedezhetjük fel szikrázóan izgalmas, komplex szerkezetét, amiben a tagadhatatlanul angol modorú ízjegyek táncot járnak a hordóérlelés mesteri módon kivitelezett jellegének magával ragadó komponenseivel. Csípős, pergő kortyai szabályozott tüzes hangulatot árasztanak, minőségi alkoholok körvonala bontakozik ki a betyáros bourbon fonalától vezérelt, elgondolkodtatóan összetett és sima szerkezetben. Visszafogottan édes maláta alkoholos csintalansággal teletűzdelt jellege, markáns lecsengésű, angolszász stílusú képek ízletes összessége. Az egyik legjobb barley wine, amit valaha ittam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (152) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Nose of hay, caramel, some lemon, almonds and old bread. Very rich in aroma. Boozy taste but very drinkable, has an etherical touch in the after, I taste malt, vanilla, medium zesty funk, some sweet cognac on the middle of the tongue and slight lemon zest on the sides of the palate. I love the drinkability. Really nice english barley wine, nothing like our European barleys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoesefat (305) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Strong bourbon aroma with lots of caramel behind it. Clear ruby with a quickly dissipating fizzy head. Smooth sweet caramel flavor with a bourbon and alcohol finish. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (34) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2015 vintage. Really decent bawley wine. Lots of toffee, a touch of sherry and with just a trace of woody/spicy hops. Paired exceptionally well with snicker-doodle cookies.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RuneStumo (2280) - FŘRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
18.02.2015. On tap at Taproom nr. 307, New York, USA. Dark brown colour with a thin layered off-white head. Its so rich that it tastes something when you put your nise to it. Very rich. Its so rich that we could talk about Saudi oil sheiks at the same time. Well ok. Dark malts, alcohol and sweetness. Very much flavours of malt. Rich in alcohol with an abv of 13%. Aftertaste is malt and alcohol. Fantastic good beer!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (294) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
bottle shared by Saeglopur at Vienna Tasting 02/2015. Thanks Thomas.brown color, almost no head, smells malty sweetness, brown sugar, liqueur, chocolate, alcoholic. full body, coconut, wood, alcoholic, liqueur, raisins, dried fruits. sweet alcoholic finish. good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (537) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
650 ml bottle from bier-deluxe.de.
Dark copper body, with a small, creamy, slightly yellow head.
Complex aroma of chocolate, caramel, wood, coconut, vanilla, dark and dried fruits.
Taste follows this, also very complex and with even more smooth coconut.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes malty, alcoholic, smooth.

Delicious! Heavy, complex, dark, full - simply a big beer! Also quite unique, with lovely, smooth coconut notes. The best Barley Wine I’ve had so far!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
subin (3) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Vanilla, malty, licquor, sweeter than hoppy. At SFBW Toronado. Chocolate tones, modest aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gurthnar (2365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Aroma toffeeish, biscuity, lots of sweet malt. Very clear reddish woody brown colour. Taste is very rich malty, toffee, caramel, lots of coconut, woody, really really delicious. Inspirational beer.

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