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RATINGS: 885   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2011 vintage. Incredibly rich, sweet, malty aroma, full of dark sugars, faint bourbon, vanilla, cherry, almost roasted caramel sweetness, cotton candy, wood, fiery alcohol and raisin. Deep, cloudy mahogany color, head forming a fine ring around the edge of the glass. Flavor shows a profoundly rich, caramelized sugary sweetness, dark, dried fruits, bourbon hints, more vanilla and oak along with dark chocolate, nut, brown sugar and cocoa appearing at the finish. Low in effervescence but still buoys the huge flavors well, smooth, thick, syrupy and warming, body is just gigantic. Incredible stuff, avoids being overly sweet and cloying, somehow. Highly impressive. Absolutely made for wintertime and for Barleywine fans such as myself.


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 (1653) - 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 (1088) - 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 (2220) - 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 (5975) - 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 (2068) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2719) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Tap at the Growler Spot in Fulshear. Dark hazy brown with amber highlights and pretty much no head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, gingerbread, and praline. Taste is sweet, moderately boozy and lightly bitter. Full bodied with low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (1130) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2016
2013 bottle, courtesy of Will (wchesser) -- cheers! Huge is the only word to describe this. Huge bourbon aroma. Huge flavor from the high abv, the residual sugars, and especially all of that oak. Throw in the huge ABV, and youve got one beast of a beer here. Lots of barleywine flavor -- raisins, sugar, molasses -- but the dominating taste was oak from the barrel. Great stuff.


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