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RATINGS: 82   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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2351) - 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 (11355) - 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 (4501) - 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 (9961) - 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 (4998) - 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 (288) - 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 (5866) - .....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!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
22oz bottle shared by hopscotch at Intuition, RBWG
Appearance: Clear amber with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Caramel, brown sugar, woody and vanilla
Taste: Caramel, vanilla and oak
Very nice and tasty

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
651mL floating around Intuition early in the morning during the bus tour I guess. I remember speaking with GT about it and how much we like Duclaw. Pours a light, cloudy brown amber with a small, fading whitish head. Nose is sweet, light dark fruits, lots of brown sugar, lightly woody. Flavor is similar. Pass.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
651mL floating around Intuition early in the morning. Clear amber pour. No head. Nose is some really nice bourbon, sweeter tomato paste, seasoned tomato, vanilla, butter, flambeed banana. Taste is spicy, too papery, hot alcohol, sweet tomato, banana, rum. Thinner, boozy, hot body.


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