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RATINGS: 84   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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Aroma: Honey, Vanilla, Boozy, Mild Sweet Bread Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Extremely Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Sweet Bourbon, Molasses, Raisins, Honey, Mild Vanilla Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mild Boozy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2488) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at DuClaw Arundel Mills. Pours murky reddish copper with no head. Tastes like very strong alcohol with a nice warm bite bite. Slightly sweet, raisin, syrupy taste. Smooth and strong. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet toffee and raisins. Hell on Wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, candied dark fruit, caramelized sugar, vanilla, fruit cake and resinous hops. Full bodied. Moderate sweetness. Nice balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Awesome aroma of vanilla, oak, bread, frit, light bourbon. The appearance is translucent amber, thin off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, nice. Bourbon is restrained. The finish is bourbon, pine, citrus. Medium/thick in body. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Natifest ’13. Poured clear dark orange in color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark sweet malt, vanilla wood and earthy hop aroma. Moderate to heavy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor to medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Woody, vanilla, some dark fruits, caramel, and bourbon. Medium to strong alcohol burn in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22 oz. bottle from BMart - thanks again! Pours a clear, bright orange-amber color with a small ring. Aroma of toffee, oak, peanut brittle, vanilla, some fruit esters, and bourbon. The flavor is a bigger version of the same, with caramel, toffee, dates, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Lighter in color and body than expected, but packs some heat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a copper color with no head. Aroma is booze and bread. Taste has even more booze and bread. Doesn’t do much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, honey, dark fruits,and alcohol. Taste of caramel, vanilla, wood, bourbon, dried fruits, and strong alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9556) - 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


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