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RATINGS: 896   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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4.7
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2016
Bottle brought to Prague by Benh and shared with Wolfcarnival. Cheers pals. beer of the night in my opinion and it was keeping some pretty outrageous company. It was so complex and rich. A real heavywight beer. The sheer balance of wood, bourbon, caramel and booze was heavenly. It spells like Shakespeare if Shakespeare was a damn cowboy.

4.1
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle shared with friends during poker. Lots of heavy dark fruit and chocolate. Barrel wood flavors too. I liked this a lot.

4.6
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2012
650 ml botte;. Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small beige head that quickly diminishes to a fine ring. The aroma is strong with whiskey, vanilla and dark fruits. The taste is complex with bourbon, vanilla, sherry, leather, raisins, dates and brown sugar. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes incredibly long with lingering tobacco and bourbon aftertaste. Overall: A nice little sipper, I wish I could get more.

4.1
jinroh (2462) - ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2017
2016 version. Pours deep amber, quite clear actually, not much carbonation. Huge bourbon vanilla nose, cocoa powder, sweet coconut, creamy, lots of fugue and toffee. Nice caramel cake, glazed caramel on ice-cream, taste brings out that caramelised maple syrup, more like crème brûlée character. Light overall bitterness, some tannins coming out in the finish. Totally enjoyable.

3.9
fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
ok, so im not a fan of barleywines at all, but this one is amazing. one of the most complex flavor profiles ive had of the style(and drank a Stone barley right afterward, and it was amateur comparatively), and could not taste or feel the 13%. revives my faith in the style.

4.7
arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Abacus bottle shared by motortoddhead. Deep red-brown with fading head. Awesome aroma of earthy, must oak, dark cherries, sweet caramel, toasted malt, syrup, and mild booze. Flavor is sweet cherry, plum, brown sugar, syrup, oaky goodness and finishing with light bourbon and more malt goodness. Some mild alcohol residual. Lingering cherry, vanllia. Thick and sticky. Amazing!

4
Niall73 (2459) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle on London Hickster day, thanks to Bruce. Pours a dark amber colour. Huge figgy, rummy, dark fruit aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. Boozy, with big sticky dark fruit, rum, a little whisky... Lovely balance, rich and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Sarlacc83 (2437) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2013
22 oz bottle from Belmont Station. Reviewed from notes. A: Ruddy mahogany with a firm creme colored head. Some particles land on the glass when this is swirled. N: Caramel, vanilla, malt, oak, and toffee. Bourbon is well-integrated. Brown sugar, honey, and syrup. Some cola. Has a lot of rich flavors. T: Tastes of bourbon mixed with a round sweetness and a tempering bitterness. Lots of flavors of the wood are showing through here. DOesn’t destroy the palate, and that’s a good thing. M: Not as heavy as expected, and there’s a high amount of carbonation which I don’t enjoy. Alcohol is somewhat pronounced. O: A very solid beer that seems to be missing a little extra oomph. Enjoying it, even if it reminds me a bit of a low-end bourbon.

3.9
VertBaconStrips (2422) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JAN 1, 2014
Thx ferris! Dark wood, decent booze, biscuit, wet paper, mocha, vanilla, weak berries. Taste - heavily distracted by uncensored robot chicken. Bourbon, vanilla pudding, coconut, pepper, light breathable alc, very good and smooth and well balanced.


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