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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 Bottle. Deep amber with off white head. Boozy woody bourbon aroma, coconut, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Taste has rich bourbon, caramel and toffee, coconut. Sweet and bitter with a long coconut finish. Very tasty

3.7
cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft deep berry nose ... soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... soft mellow fruits sweet roast nose ... juicy malts ... sweet fruits ... mellow fruity nose ... light oily fruits ... nice

3.5
gowdy (1097) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle at Craig?s house. Smells very sweet, tastes a little sweet. Very dark. Some head when poured.

3.5
radarsock (1190) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2013
12.5% abv. Had on tap at the Grog. Pours a murky dark brown: trim off-tan head barely a finger in length. Leather, tobacco, char, vanilla, and candied sugar on the forefront; black cherry and lacquer on the finish. Not really my thing, but it was enjoyable.

3.9
Pyrmir (5984) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @CBC13. Dark amber with small tan head. Nose is sweet, with dark fruits, wood, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very sweet, perfumy with oak, bourbon and vanilla notes

4
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2012 vintage Bomber. Glowing caramel pour with a slight fizzy head. Aroma is fruity, very boozy, some bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits abound. Mouth feel is slick, oily. Very hot, but loads of dried fruits and bourbon in the flavor, very refined. Tasty but very boozy.

4.3
ICEatALAMO (1349) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
'12 vintage bottle. The pour is a deep copper with little head. The aroma is strong of bourbon with hints of toffee. The taste is big sweet booze upfront. Mellows out a bit throughout the drink. Gives a nice warming effect, a good sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Abacus 2012 rating. Nice right dissipating head with hazy brown color. Aromas are big sweet bourbon vanilla nuts cocoa. The flavor its sweet and boozy with tight wood flavor and strong hop note for balance. Viscous feel but spice and wood. Really awesome.

4.2
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours a rich brown copper color with a finger of khaki foam that slips away quickly. On the nose its soft brown sugar, molasses, touches of toasted malts, bourbon, vanilla bean, tobacco and fig. The palate matches the nose beautifully and the mouthfeel is spot on for the style rich round silky yet soft with light tight bubbles that clean the mouth on the finish. Wow !

3.8
gyllenbock (9100) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday. Reddish/brown with a small head. Sweet with dried fruit, cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, malt and some light notes of bread.


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