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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle... clear dirty orange small white. Decent. Oxidation, apple & prune no barrel left. Full-bodied & velvety w/ soft. Caramel, toffee, prune. Finishes boozy & warming. Ygtbsm

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle, recent vintage. Thin, oxidized booze smell. Flavor is sweet, malt and booze. Nto great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kimjongill (207) - - MAY 9, 2013
Dark orange/ruby pour into snifter with thin white head - this is a noteably beautiful beer. Aroma of fruit/malt/bourbon. Taste is much of the same, but the beer has a bit of an off-bite or edge, but I would suspect that a year or so of aging could solve that issue entirely. Otherwise a very solid bourbon barrel aged barleywine. It’s in the same league as Central Waters, but falls a bit short of the Victory Oak Horizontal or Sucaba.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Clear amber pour with thin to no off white head.... aroma of vanilla, caramel malts, sugary and dark fruits .... taste is of light dry oak, vanilla, caramelized sugars, dark fruits, lightly bitter hops and lightly boozy .... very malty and medium bodied pretty rich .... finish is light bitter with a lingering vanilla and malt .... abv hidden well

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Intuition during RBWG 2013. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream head. Sweet malt nose with honey, vanilla and caramel. Big sweet flavor, sugary, boozy, lots of bread, mild oxidation. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, light dry and ripe fruits, sweet bready malts. NIce stuff overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
Sampled at RBWG. Pours a hazy stout brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, some cardboard, prunes, dark fruit, and some booze. Flavor follows the nose with some roast, some cardboard, some dark fruit, and some booze. Medium in body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bomber 2011 vintage courtesy of Beerand Blues2 (thanks Brad!) poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, toffee, plum, raisin, light carmel and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, toffee, light plum and light oak with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy, caramel amber with some clump, white head. Nose is nice, lightly oxidized, oranges, caramel, a little vanilla. Flavor is well blended, sweet, caramel, vanilla, malt, biscuit. Mellow finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (287) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
22 oz bottle - 2012 vintage. Pours clear, crimson gold with thin, diminishing tan-white head. Big aromas of toasty vanilla, sweet oak, oranges, caramel, and maple goodness. Thick bouquet. Taste is all orangey whiskey, good vanilla and bourbon notes, well-balanced with hint of burn in the middle. Medium-full bodied, touch sticky, but nice dry finish. Finishes with distinct whiskey note. Well done, nice warmer. Not over the top, but delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
bottle floating around Intuition or on the bus .. . pours a deep brown .. mild foam .. . bourbon, charcoal, and toasted grain .. . smacky mouth feel .. . a very nice barreled beer .. . . i hate dropping my cigar and spilling my coffee on the stairs, fuckin stupid slippers!!


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