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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
The hints of bourbon from the barrel process don’t help mask the high ABV, but add a unique flavor. It’s nearly a bourbon Boilermaker in a bottle. Nice aging process for a barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Slightly cloudy amber with no head. Vanilla and slightly sweet.. Nice tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1198) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Hazy amber in appearance. Vanilla, citrus, burbon, alcohol, caramel aromas. Flavors of caramel, vanilla, burbon, citrus, dark fruits, bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle poured into a tulip..light chestnut color with a thin off-white head..aroma of bourbon,toffee,vanilla, wood & smoke..tastes of bourbon,caramel,smoke, dark fruits,vanilla,oak..really well done and $20 for a 6’er at 13%ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1493) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a hazy Amber brown with a white head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Taste is deeply malty up front that fades into a smokey middle. Then it takes a turn where both a sour and sweet vanilla combination takes you into the finish. Dryness of smokey but in lingers well after the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle from WF PM. Pours hazy copper with loud, off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, molasses, oaky bourbon. Tastes rich, very dense on the tongue, with heavy oak and bourbon flavor, caramel, molasses, hops, mild smoky flavor. This is the best DuClaw beer I have had, and I’ll be buying a case to cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Willrunforbeer reached into his cellar and pulls out a 2/14/2014 bottle, what a guy!! Sort of a Dirty muddy water Amber color, head died right after the pour. Aroma is fruity with English malts, oak and light bourbon.

Very nicely aged here... I guess some people still drink these fresh?? The caramel, toffee and bourbon just works. The booze has completely mellowed out. Mouthfeel is low carbonation with a light boozy finish. More ? Yes please!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer murky brown red with minimal head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel malt coconut bourbon and oak. Taste is nice toffee bourbon toasty oak with a nice finish. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2341) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
12oz bottle dated 02/14/14. Pours medium brown with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, bourbon. Smooth, with caramel, dark fruit, molasses, bourbon, oak. Pine bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1237) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of bourbon and some malt. Appearance is solid brown with tan head. Tasting vanilla, alcohol, wood, some smokiness, brown sugar, grassy and citrusy hops, caramel, pepper. Palate is full and rich, although boozy. Overall, a great brew. Wish I’d had this on a colder day by the fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (572) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a murky dark brown with no discernible head.....aroma is bubblegum, sweet, raisin......taste is booze, vanilla, wood, raisins, ultra sweet malt, with the booze showing up again at the finish. A classically beautiful barleywine!

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