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RATINGS: 83   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 (Brewerís Association of Maryland Governorís Cup gold medal winner in 2006, 2007 and 2008) Barleywine, Devilís 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). Thereís no escape; prepare to fall to the seductive power of Hell On Wood!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
This beer is a hazy dark brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, oaky bourbon, caramel and citrus. The finish is smoky and boozy with a caramel malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Really tasty and drinkable barleywine. Carmel taste up front, then the wood, and a tasty sticky hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a dark amber with light white head. Has a strong dark fruit and malt aroma. Has a heavy dark fruit, malt, caramel, and raisin taste. A medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Been a while since really enjoying a bourbon barreled anything. But this one worked. Pour was orangey brown, thin head that dissipated to about nothing, thin ring around the edges, weak lacing. Aroma of bourbon, toasted caramel, citrus, vanilla, oak sawdust. Flavor followed, fruity character and raisins, slight smoke, good bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel moderate for the style, well short of sticky to which was appreciated. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2589) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Loved this Thanks PinkZambia for sharing. Terrific bourbon barleywine flavors and a smooth soft palatte. Alittle more bite at the end. Probably even better after 6 months in the basement

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle: Light brown with a tan head. Aroma is spectacular - vanilla, alcohol, good Kentucky bourbon. Smooth flavors - almost tastes more like bourbon than beer. A little hoppy presence in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (535) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky amber light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is heavy caramel malts, molasses, light bourbon, oak, vanilla. Flavor packs a bit more of the bourbon characteristics, sweet molasses, oak, vanilla. Medium body with a nice warmth to it. Lingering bourbon and vanilla. Definitely one of the better offerings from DuClaw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heather_B (25) - - OCT 3, 2014
Smells like a citrusy barleywine. Looks like a pretty amber. And then you taste it. My god, this stuff isnít good. Smelling like citrus and alcohol? Sounds good. Tasting that way? My god, never again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Burnt brown appearance, Ithink this is the latest batch. 12oz split 2 ways in stemware @ cellar temp. has a caramel burnt malt nose with a touch of whiskey and oak. very sweet, smoke, oak, sweet brown sugar. some shoe polish and rough bitterness at the finish. Good but not mind blowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1110) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from a recent trade. Poured into my snifter at home. Dark brown, opaque pour with a mild head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet prunes, toffee, caramel, mild spices, rum barrel, raisins. The taste was a little less complex than expected with prunes, plums, brown sugar, barrel, vanilla, and some spices coming forward. Not boozy. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Finish is smooth and barrel. Not bad, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2014-08-16. Hazy dark orange body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is relatively mild, light bourbon caramel malt. 7+ Flavour is sweetly malty, lightly bourbony. Dryish alcohol in the finish. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent, I suspect it would benefit from a longer more contemplative visit than I gave it today unfortunately. Bottle at Campground Brewdown, as Bourbon Barrel Aged Devilís Milk

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