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RATINGS: 894   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topherh (1927) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is big caramel, vanilla, boozy. Flavor is much the same with a good bit of earthy oak.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (8575) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2017
Leather, tobacco and some fruit like a motocycle party in an orchid. Plum and a little vanilla, cherry. Molasses. Pours hazy brown with good head. Thick but not overly syrupy. Tangy and sweet finish. Tap at Hazel Firestone event on CBC week.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1551) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2017
Wahrscheinlich zu frisch. 2016er Flschchen. Kantig, eckig und doch so unwiderstehlich drinkable....wenn man das junge Alter bedenkt 😉. Alles kommt, Rosine und Tabak geflasht von wollstigen Metalkupfercitruskicks. Wahrhaftig looooong und sweety Alki. In Jahren wahrscheinlich noch abgefahrener, aber auch jetzt schon ein erleuchtendes BW Spektakel zwischen Fass und Wahnsinn. Jetzt hol ich mir mein Ohr 😉. Rot & Malz!? Ich erhalts 😁. Bomber. 20. Uiiiii!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (1173) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Degustacje @ Silesia Beer Fest
Sucaba Vintage 2016.
W kolorze ciemny bursztyn wpadający w miedź. Piana umiarkowana, doskonale zdobi szkło. W aromacie kolosalnie złożone, bogate, wielowymiarowe. Mamy tutaj rodzynki, toffi, karmel, migdały, cukierki oblane karmelem, tysiące tabliczek czekolady. Na drugim planie figi owoce kandyzowna (morele, figi). Smak podąża w 100%-ach za aromatem. Masa rodzynek, ciemnych winogron, toffi, karmelu. W tle nuty beczkowo - sporo wanilli, trochę drewna. Alkohol w pełni ułożony, a to 2016 rocznik! Słodkie, wyklejające usta i podniebienie. Potężna oleista tekstura.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1982) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
SBF #19 Piękne piwo. Cieliste, ale zwiewne, ciasteczkowe, z nutami wanilii i marcepanu. Płsłodkie. Z kakaowymi naleciałościami. Niezwykle złożone. Nieładnie je potraktowaliśmy pijąc w spartańskich warunkach, ale... i tak pokazało swj geniusz.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1654) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle; pours a cloudy caramel color with a khaki head; sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, wood, and booze; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and toffee with notes of chocolate, wood, honey, and coconut; dry, boozy finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5556) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours barely translucent chocolate with a thin pale buff head. Aroma offers chocolate, roast malt and caramel tones. Flavor echoes the aroma with stronger notes. Mouthfeel features firm body and peppy fizz. Sucaba one down.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1448) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2017
(Tap sample @ CBC 2016 Green Session, Copenhagen) Pours hazy deep amber with a dark cream head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and barrel heavy overall, lots of layers of caramel, toffee, vanilla, toast, bourbon, dried fruits, figs, oak. Flavours follow the nose a lot, rich, almost fudgey toffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted notes, slight chocolate, bourbon, lots of vanilla from the oak, dried and candied figs, berries and dates, tobacco, new oak. A touch of booze and drying from the oak counteract the sweetness in the finish, but its still a rich, sweet beer with a full mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very nice to sip slowly, if perhaps not the best choice at a festival.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1403) - 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 (3511) - 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 (87) - 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.


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