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RATINGS: 887   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2013
I cellared this beer for about 4 hours... Yep, just couldn't wait! It's a solid barley wine that hides the high abv well. Nothing exceptional, just a very good idea beerl for the style.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1302) - Bled/SF, - FEB 26, 2017
[email protected] beer SF; RELEASE 2016 - 13.4% abv.: pours deep reddish brown, slightly clear with light brown tan head. Aroma: toasted toffee, caramel, hint of cocoa and milk chocolate, oak, hint of tobbaco, bourbon. Flavor: intense malt notes, which takes on caramel, toasted toffee, hint of cacao dark chocolate and coffee, oak, hint of vanilla and bourbon. Finish is slightly sticky, dry. Body is thick, texture soft, carbonation moderate. Alcohol is gentle noticeable. This (English style) barley wine is huge: technically perfect crafted, for my point of view a little bit too sweet (with aging it will get balance for sure), with (as I prefer) lower hop bitterness as many other exemplary American counterparts (Alesmith Old Numbskull or Three Floyds Behemoth for example). At the end it really knock me down.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (3473) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle, 2016 vintage, picked up at Smokes n Suds. Brown pour with a short lived beige head. Aroma is delightfully sweet; great barrel notes along with vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Sweet flavor overall, very complex. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, and coconut come together with the barrel treatment. Lots of layers of flavor one of the best barreled barley wines I can recall. Fantastic stuff!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkujon (83) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle tasting at DobryZbeer Strong Dark Cherry notes, with a sweet bite that balances out the high alcohol notes. Some vanilla and toffi taste. Very unique and full flavored Barley Wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1676) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. Aroma is bourbon, barrel, hops, caramel, toffee. Appearance is amber brush, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, hops, bourbon, barrel, toffee, dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, caramel bourbon aftertaste. Overall, its been a very long time coming. Im happy to finally try this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (1091) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2017 650ml bottle at home. Reddish brown colour, foamy beige head. Really nice nose with sweet malty dried fruits, toffee, coconut, candied apple, vanilla, bourbon blending in nicely. Taste is a bit off balance in booze and dry/bitterness (leather, hoppy), maybe English style but has great malty complexity and bourbon notes. Aftertaste lingers but not really long. High carbonation, good body, lacks an oily/thick mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Ojj. Mleczne karmelki, wanilia, Bourbon. Dokładnie to, czego oczekiwałem. Znakomite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5990) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Dark reddish brown pour from 22o bottle at home. A tiny ring of white head. Carmel, oak, candy, butterscotch and smooth. Doesnt have a bite at all for the high ABV. Delicious. One of the best BW Ive had

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enno101 (100) - - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Aroma: Wow. Bourbon Barrel, coconut, vanilla, caramel, & slight roasted nuts. Taste: big bourbon, coffee, toffee, caramel. Overall: Beautiful beer, ABV concealed so well to showcase the Barrel and base beer. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (2075) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2016
Sample at CBC Green Session 2016. Dark amber with white head. Big, boozy caramel aroma and taste with vanilla, oak, coconut, dried figs and dark fruits. Long, boozy finish. Nice, but not overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (451) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2016
On tap at Firkin Tavern. Aroma of wood, old houses. A mellow barleywine with usual dark stone fruit notes. The bourbon barrel is probably nicely balanced for most people. I like barrel-aged beers to be like getting hit over the head with a barrel. Could be more viscous.


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