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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy amber color with lots of sediment and a nice off-white head. Aroma is malts and almost a grappa character, kind if astringent. Flavor is oak, malts, vanilla, bourbon. Reminds me of the BCS barley wine, but not quite that level. Medium body with a lingering bourbon malt vanilla flavor. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4837) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
dark amber color. Tons of strawberries apricots peaches full on malt. Wow very boozy. Full on greatness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2227) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
bomber as a Christmas gift from my buddy brent in FL, pours clear reddish brown, thin white head, fruit aroma and taste, not bad

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle, thanks vaiz! Aroma is hige woody vanilla fruity sweet barrel madness. Did I say huge barrel sweet wood vanilla madness? Flavour is huge fruity caramel molasses vanilla wood. LRAB.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2326) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
On tap at Mackeys Hideout in Island Lake. Pours a cloudy brownish tan with a white head. Aroma has brown sugar, vanilla and butterscotch. Some level of non-sweetness in there somewhere too. Taste is of sweet butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon and brown sugar. Medium bodied and syrupy. Very "scotch ale"y. Finishes sweetly, but - again - not quite as sweet as it sounds. Cellaring one, and now that is concerning as it may be even sweeter after some time. Not one of FW’s best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1264) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Amber, cloudy With a minimum head. ARoma of hops, malt and caramel. Light bitter taste With a soft caramel ending.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (5404) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland. Colour is slightly reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, hops and massive malts. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1905) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Had a vertical tasting wit Batch’s 001 and 002 (2012 and 2013). Lighter copper brown pour on both, little bit of a tanned head on Batch 002. Lots of sweet toasty bread aromas, hints of toffee. Flavors are very English, sweet tender malts with a miniature hop backbone, banana, sweet bread, and a lot of caramel. Hints of unused (except for the beer) oak barrels come through towards the finish. Would have to say the flavors of the year old bottle had definitely blended rather well, therefore being my pick of the two. Good stuff, but not astonishing for the asking price.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Let's forget about color, foam, etc. What we need to discuss is flavor and this beer has lots of it. Better yet, it is a wonderful flavor. Rich, creamy, smooth with a great background barrel taste. This is wonderful. The 12% does sneak up on you however. I love it. Where do I get more?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft. Aroma of richly sweet malts, dried fruit, faint coconut, dark brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, faint alcohol, florals and a touch of citrus (orange). Rather indulgent, to say the least. Deep garnet in color, lightly hazy, with a fine, sparse head and very fine lace. Flavor profile is sweet, fruity, malty, rich, almost candyish at times, with notes of spun sugar, golden raisin, sugared dates, plum, vanilla, warming, medicinal alcohol, and a moderate dosage of spicy bitterness appearing late. Long, lingering, warming finish with touches of bubblegum, toasted caramel and coconut late. Sticky, coating feel on the palate, with low-moderate effervescence, body is exceedingly full. Very complex and satisfying.


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