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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!


3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (682) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Had 2 bottles dropped one in driveway smelled great pissed off buddy how stood In line to get for me. Pours amber with almost no head about 1/8 inch. Aroma is weak point in this beer but other ten that it is great. Full of oak ,bourbon and alcohol notes.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BULLREB1024 (13) - USA - FEB 13, 2012
Beer has a sweet but suttle aroma, beer had almost no head. Beer had a nice appearance,kind of a cloudy amber brown. Beer had a good flavor and left a good sweet after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Served in a SAVOR wine glass. Pours a moderate rusty brown color with a thin off-white head and a bit of a cap on the way down. The nose carries a bit of bourbon plus some sweet malt in the background. Light caramel and a bit of booze. The flavor integrates the barrel character more, creating a beer that’s nice and smooth. Medium body with a slightly-boozy finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2012
I got this from Arundel Mills restaurant! Weee. Accidentally ordered a full 22oz bottle for myself! Holler. Taste seemed to get better with time. Not sure if that was due to it getting warmer or I was getting in my "happy place". Beer had hints of vanilla, bourbon, caramel and wood. Alcohol was present in the taste. I was okay with that. Fairly bitter "bite" to this beer. Overall a decent beer. Might like the original slightly better but still thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1107) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Limited edition bottle from the Arundel Mills location. Poured a hazy amber brown, with a large light tan head. Lots of bourbon and hops in the aroma. A good amount of alcohol can be detected too. Taste is boozy and sweet with candy sugar, bourbon, some brown sugar. A little harsh at first, but once it started to warm up the flavors really blended nicely. Overall I don’t know if I liked it as much as the regular Devil’s Milk, but I thought the bourbon flavors worked well.


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