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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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3.8
chris__hartley (443) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
It pours opaque mahogany with plum highlights on the edges; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: prunes, dates, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and tobacco. The taste is medium sweet that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: prunes, dates, tobacco, burnt sugar, and alcohol. The palate is full-bodied, thick, sticky, has light carbonation, and a long bitter finish. Overall, it’s a fierce and rough barley wine - but so flavourful.

4.9
DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a cloudy, dark red brown with a root beer head, which attenuates quickly. Oak bourbon, toffee, and coconut aroma. Silky, creamy mouthfeel and just a flood of magnificent flavor. Alternating chocolate, toffee, and coconut with overarching bourbon. Finishes with a little alcohol warmth, but it’s not unappealing. This is a pricy beer, but it is worth it to try

4.4
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a deep, mostly clear ruby red, that thins out to an almond brown, with a finger or two of lasting, khaki head. Lacing is soapy, and quite lasting. Nose is of rich caramel, lightly toasted coconut, and a faint note of sweet pipe tobacco. Taste starts with buttery toffee, and caramel, before opening up into butterscotch, Brazil-nut, and syrupy malts. Touch of bitter chocolate, and oak tannins, with lingering vanilla sweetness on the finish. The body is comparatively full to most barley-wines, as is the carbonation. Putting a bottle in my cellar for an updated review later this year!

4.4
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 On tap at the Hungry Monk. A clear dark burgundy color with hardly any head. Huge boozy, bourbon aroma with dark cherries and oak. Beautiful smooth bourbon and heavy malt combine for a divine flavor. The oak is present in the background along sweet dark fruit and a hint of spicy clove and tobacco. Velvet smooth texture, and slight astringent tang but with sweet, short finish. Still one of my favorite barleywines.

4.4
reggiedunlop (3718) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a very nice ruby color with a medium tan head. Aroma has candied fruits and vanilla...nice oak...not sweet. Flavor has wonderful candied fruit, great oak and vanilla...earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is oaky/fruity/earthy and bitter...warms beautifully.

4
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 2012 bottle shared with Pixachii. Pours a dark copper with red highlights. Tiny bubbles. Small head. Recedes quickly into a little ring. Smells toasty. Spicy and sweet, like graham crackers. Caramel, honey, a little chocolate, booze, vanilla, booze, and booze. Tastes sweet and creamy with loads of vanilla notes. This tastes spicier to me than I remembered it. Very warming. Tasty stuff.

4.3
halfonit (1356) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Battleship. Pours a deep amber color. Aroma is full of oak, vanilla, some bourbon and malts. Full bodied palate. Flavor is smooth for 13% abv. There’s malts, bourbon, oak and a little booziness. Leaves an oaked bourbon finish. Impressive.

4.1
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle pour. This one smells great - very goose island BCBS-like. Carbonation wasn’t perfect and the head bubbles were inconsistent.

4.2
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2013 reserve from TW&B. Nice rich brown color with some tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is heavy vanilla, oak, booze, coconut, tobacco, and the taste is pretty similar. Good stuff.

4.3
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Look: Dark mahogany body, off white head. Smell: Big coconut, chocolate, doughy notes, wood, sweet toasted malts, spicy. Taste: Coconut, nice slight berry notes, toasted malt, chocolate, nice quality tobacco in the finish, slight heat, very nice. Feel: Medium body undertoned carbonation. Overall: This is a dangerous brew! The dry tobacco finish aches for another sip even at almost 13% ABV. All flavors are not muddled each one screams out nicely. This is close to DFH Palo Santo but not as hot. This is Recommended.


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