RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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
Lubiere (17829) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2020 2012 vintage. A dark reddish barley wine with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with vinous notes, dark fruits, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with dark fruits, vinous character, vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex.

4.1
Holmen2 (6535) - NORWAY - APR 19, 2020
UPDATED: APR 19, 2020 Bottle shared with JFE, BG and AE at Vaaland Bryghuus 19.04.20. Dark mahogany Som brown head. Aroma and taste of American oak, vanilla, prunes, dates and some bitterness. Very good!

4.1
fiery1 (3588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2020
UPDATED: APR 6, 2020 650ml bottle @ home. 2014 Vintage, cellared for 6 years. Pours a hazy medium brown colour with a small beige head. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, bourbon barrels, and brown sugar. Flavour is smooth caramel with a bourbon kick, as it warms dark fruits come through with a brown sugar character. Medium bodied, good carbonation, and moderately high sweetness with a warming abv mouthfeel character. Nicely balanced, not cloying nor a boozy bomb.

4.1
Jabic (972) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2020
UPDATED: APR 3, 2020 2019 Vintage, 12 oz. bottle. Ar: Nutty, dark cherry, strawberry; a bit of nougat, wood; vanilla and caramel, a bit of ash. Ap: Reddish-brown and opaque; small tan head with low retention, settling into a ring of small-and-medium bubbles and some hazy covering. T: Deep toasted malt, sweet; vanilla, charred wood; low bitterness, slightly astringent; toffee and nougat; plum and biscuit; warming alcohol but very clean; vinous; finish is more wood, vanilla, and a little butterscotch. M: Full bodied with medium carbonation, finish is medium-dry. O: A big, robust barleywine; great barrel flavor, complex malt, and exceptionally clean despite the size and warmth.

4.1
lavaaaron (1502) - - MAR 17, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2020 Bottle pour, dark brown color. Strong wine and bourbon aromas. Strong notes of molasses, brown bread and tawny port. Nice barleywine, not overpowering.

4
tfontana (2625) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2020 4 oz. pour on tap at Boneyard Bistro (2014 vintage). Appearance is cloudy, dark amber-brown with no sparkle, thin ring of beige head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, bourbon background. Taste is sweet caramel malt with bourbon support. Mouthfeel is medium side of light-to-medium bodied with smooth, creamy texture, soft carbonation, mild pleasant alcohol warmth and finish as taste. Overall, a nice, rich sipper of caramel malt with great complementary bourbon barrel aging. Smooth and enjoyable though I didn't get all the layers of complexity.

4.2
tovesa (3060) - Pirkkala, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2020 Bottle 355ml at home. From Systembolaget. 2018 vintage. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma and taste have strong bourbon, vanilla, burnt sugar, wood, caramel, chocolaye, alcohol, dried fruits. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol.

4.1
NordicV (3601) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2020 Flaska från SB. En brunröd öl med ett lättare smutsvitt skum. Doft och smak av karamell, trä, vanilj, torkad frukt, choklad, lättare kryddighet och en avslutande alkoholsötma.

4.1
Bullit (5582) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2019 Copper colour. Raisins, plums, toasted malts, cane sugar, boozy. Slow sipper.

4.6
George2Tall (50) - - NOV 12, 2019
2019 vintage. Pours a dark copper color; small head; pleasant aroma with fruity, woodsy overtones. Heavy cherry flavor. Mild on the palate and throat. This is an atypical ale with a flavor that will appeal to the aficionado. Best enjoyed with cheeses and good friends. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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