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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
digrod (111) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle poured into tulip. Dark gold color with quickly dissipating white head. Smells and tastes of bourbon, toasted marshmallows, vanilla, boozy heat. Interesting brew. Maybe a bit too much bourbon influence.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Tap at DuClaw Arundel Mills. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is moderate bourbon, oak and vanilla with cookie and toast malt, light earthy hops and dates, figs. Flavor is sweet malt, vanilla, oak and bourbon with light hops and bitterness, dark dried fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Tap at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, light caramel malt, vanilla, oak, and bourbon with fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with vanilla, oak, and bourbon, dates and a sweet texture and dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1444) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
This beer has a lot going on. Look- amber with semi-creamy head. Aroma- citrusy hops and bourbon. Flavor- sweet malts, spruce, bourbon, bitter hops, warmth for alcohol. Fun take on barley wine style. Yum.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmericanHobo (66) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a dark copper with a tad bit of a head. Wonderful citrus, dried fruit aroma. Taste is big and smooth. Fruity initially fades gently. Not much hotness from the alcohol

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2435) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
Draft sample at Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a cloudy brown/amber color with a small frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, oak, dark fruit, hints of bourbon, and booze. Taste is much the same. Some alcohol burn, with notes of sweet caramel, barrel, light bourbon, and sweet fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheWhiteWolf (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014 does not count
Big booze and hops on the first whiff. First taste is big and sweet, citrus and boozy. Like lip smacking sweet. The hops overpower the Bourbon notes but they do exist, reminiscent of BCBW. A sipper fa’sho. Will report back when I pop a bottle with a little more age on it and see if the hops fade and the barrel shines.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
This beer is a hazy dark brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, oaky bourbon, caramel and citrus. The finish is smoky and boozy with a caramel malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, dark fruits and caramel. Flavor was similar, very one dimensional though and not much deep caramel flavors from the underlying beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 18, 2014
From12oz bottle. Pours a murky light brown with a touch of off white head. Sweet (honey) aroma. Creamy mouthfeel to go with the sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1079) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy caramel color, small white head. Sweet bourbon and malt smell. Sweet bourbon flavor with a mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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