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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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DDBA is our flagship beer brewed at double strength. It is amazingly similar in many respects to our barrel fermented DBA and possesses everything we love about that beer times two. English caramel malts lend rich toffee character that pairs well with assertive medium toast American oak barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (309) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Not getting much out of the aroma (slight cold), but getting a sweet smell, and a slight grassy or floral hint every once in a while. When pouring, it looks orangish in colour, but in the glassware it is a light, murky toffee. Two finger offwhite, slightly foamy head that goes to a decent lacing. Getting a caramel flavor, with sweetness. There is a light hop bitterness towards the end, but nothing too strong. Mouthfeel afterwards has a slight oakiness to it. Pretty smooth beer. I am not overly familiar with the style, so nothing really stuck out. Having said that, I enjoyed the taste. It is a bit boozy though (as I didn’t realize it was a 12%). I will try again while having it with a different meal, and more appropriate glassware.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8062-20160130] 650mL bottle. Fragrant toasted malt syrup aroma. Hazy, red brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet malty syrup malt flavour has a long lovely woody aftertaste. Medium-full body. Very tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(c/o Radek Kliber)
Overheard: "He’s driving a Suzuki Swift, so he’s clearly not compensating for anything."

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (3034) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
This is amazing. Aroma is sweet bourbon and caramel malts. Taste is just a smooth bourbon sweetness that has some booziness in it but overall it’s just amazing. Might like the base to shine a bit more but it’s really hard to argue with this treatment. I wish there was more. Way more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1628) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2013 edition. Hazy gold orange pour. Aroma lactic caramel. Tastes big sweet whiskey. Nice toffee complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (359) - Poway, California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Sweet oaky/toffee aroma, with a hint of the high alcohol content. Pours somewhat murky toffee. Sweet malty flavor with an alcohol finish and a hint of sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a dark amber color, with a off white head that had some lacing power. Aromas of citrus, sweet malts, and some alcohol. Flavor isn’t as sweet as I was led to believe. You can taste the alcohol from the get go, what follows is a nice mellow brown sugar (I Guess) sweetness that finishes with a nice bitter hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3210) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle 22oz. Pours copper with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of barley sugar, caramel, alcohol. Taste is of barley sugar, caramel, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good, nice. Classy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5005) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (22 oz) shared at tasting. Thanks to pandableh for this one! Slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head leaving not much lacing. Flavors of candi sugar, hot alcohol, caramel, some oak spiciness, gingerbread, caramel-ish notes and toasted malts. Taste is moderately sweet and it lingers a bit but it’s mainly the hot alcohol / strong booziness that is off putting for me. Medium to full body. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Sweet and boozy finish. It’s not that it’s poorly made but it’s the epitome of what I don’t like in a strong beer, when the richness of the malt is completely eclipsed by the boooziness of the beer. Poor drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3138) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
Pours a hazy copper with a lot of particles (I think I got the last pour of the hottle) and a small offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of alcohol, caramel maybe and maderization. Taste is of caramel, alcohol, coconut and bourbon. Average body and carbonation with a bit of hot alcohol (it must have been terrible when fresh) and quite sticky. Going downhill...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (804) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Hazed copper pour, medium white head, real great retention and lacing. Big bold aroma, caramel, booze, wood, bourbon. Great retention. Flavour is nicely balanced between caramel / toffee malt and fruity hops. Some wood / barrel notes emerge at the end.


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