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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
This year, we aged a limited quantity of our award winning (Brewer’s Association of Maryland Governor’s Cup gold medal winner in 2006, 2007 and 2008) Barleywine, Devil’s Milk, in Kentucky White Oak Bourbon barrels to create a uniquely tempting new brew. Hell On Wood is medium/full-bodied and amber in color with a thin, persistent, off-white head. Its mesmerizing citrus flavors and aromas, accented by notes of charred oak, vanilla, and caramelized sugar, give way to a palate dominating hop finish balanced by smoky, bourbon character and a warming alcohol presence (10.6% alcohol by volume). There’s no escape; prepare to fall to the seductive power of Hell On Wood!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2968) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Been a while since really enjoying a bourbon barreled anything. But this one worked. Pour was orangey brown, thin head that dissipated to about nothing, thin ring around the edges, weak lacing. Aroma of bourbon, toasted caramel, citrus, vanilla, oak sawdust. Flavor followed, fruity character and raisins, slight smoke, good bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel moderate for the style, well short of sticky to which was appreciated. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Loved this Thanks PinkZambia for sharing. Terrific bourbon barleywine flavors and a smooth soft palatte. Alittle more bite at the end. Probably even better after 6 months in the basement

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle: Light brown with a tan head. Aroma is spectacular - vanilla, alcohol, good Kentucky bourbon. Smooth flavors - almost tastes more like bourbon than beer. A little hoppy presence in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky amber light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is heavy caramel malts, molasses, light bourbon, oak, vanilla. Flavor packs a bit more of the bourbon characteristics, sweet molasses, oak, vanilla. Medium body with a nice warmth to it. Lingering bourbon and vanilla. Definitely one of the better offerings from DuClaw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heather_B (152) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Smells like a citrusy barleywine. Looks like a pretty amber. And then you taste it. My god, this stuff isn’t good. Smelling like citrus and alcohol? Sounds good. Tasting that way? My god, never again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Burnt brown appearance, Ithink this is the latest batch. 12oz split 2 ways in stemware @ cellar temp. has a caramel burnt malt nose with a touch of whiskey and oak. very sweet, smoke, oak, sweet brown sugar. some shoe polish and rough bitterness at the finish. Good but not mind blowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from a recent trade. Poured into my snifter at home. Dark brown, opaque pour with a mild head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet prunes, toffee, caramel, mild spices, rum barrel, raisins. The taste was a little less complex than expected with prunes, plums, brown sugar, barrel, vanilla, and some spices coming forward. Not boozy. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Finish is smooth and barrel. Not bad, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2014-08-16. Hazy dark orange body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is relatively mild, light bourbon caramel malt. 7+ Flavour is sweetly malty, lightly bourbony. Dryish alcohol in the finish. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent, I suspect it would benefit from a longer more contemplative visit than I gave it today unfortunately. Bottle at Campground Brewdown, as Bourbon Barrel Aged Devil’s Milk

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of Sloth. Pours a rusty amber with a medium light beige head. Aroma of charred oak, bourbon, caramelized sugar and vanilla. Taste of charred oak, caramel, caramelized sugar, bourbon and vanilla. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2014
This Barleywine pours an oily medium brown with a minimal off-white head. Complex aroma that is malt forward with dark fruits, caramel, booze. The flavor follows the aroma. Sweet, mildly complex.

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