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RATINGS: 730   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (761) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours dark reddish brown with two finger off white head. Oak, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coffee. Thick syrupy creamy body with some particulate matter. Very sweet. It’s really good in small quantities, but too sweet to drink more than 4 or 5 oz.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (2504) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a dark amber brown color with a off-white head. The aroma was of bourbon, cherry, vanilla, oak, coconut and roasted malts. The taste was of vanilla, oak, coconut, cherry, plum, chocolate and roasted malts. Just awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2011 bottling - Pours bronze with a reddish hue and a small beige head. The aroma has toffee, oak, English earthiness, sweet maltiness, candy aspects, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, chocolate and some vanilla. It has a full thick rich body with a bit of a bit and only a little bit of semi-sharp carbonation remaining. The flavor begins with caramel, lots of charred wood/oak, vanilla, raisins, dates, alcohol, coconut, toasted malt and earthy British yeastiness. The finish has some toffee, bread and sweet malt added to the mix. Coconut aspect increases as it warms. Very nice barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (120) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Pours a deep brown with a red tint. Minimal head that faded quickly. Aroma of bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, dark cherries, and some vanilla. Taste was a little sweet, but not in a bad way. Reminded me of chocolate covered cherries dipped in a nice bourbon. This is a sipper and you can feel the 13% creep up on you. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2066) - 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 (696) - - 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 (1230) - 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 (1605) - 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 (2293) - 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 (120) - 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.


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