RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours dark reddish brown with two finger off white head. Oak, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coffee. Thick syrupy creamy body with some particulate matter. Very sweet. Its really good in small quantities, but too sweet to drink more than 4 or 5 oz.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1940) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1594) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5481) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1385) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1338) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (3493) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkujon (86) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1711) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (1108) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2409) - 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.

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