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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Very spot on British barleywine, with some bitterness. Put the name of a British barleywine not an imperial bitter. Good peachy appearance, some nice lace. very drinkable, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Dark amber no head; aroma is rich sweet sherryish; Flavor is same with notes of alcohol maple and vanilla; feels thick and sticky with heavy alcohol notes; finishes long sweet with hints of cognac ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Dark amber no head; aroma is rich sweet sherryish; Flava is same with notes of alcohol maple and vanilla; feels thick and silky with a fizzy bite; finishes long sweet with notes of cognac

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Darker amber colored, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, toffee, light oak, lightly floral. Medium to full bodied, alcohol hidden well, tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Slightly hazy dark copper pour with a beige head that fades down to a ring. Strong caramel and vanilla aroma with booze in the background. Taste again is strong caramel, with vanilla, some sweet fruits, and a bit of booze. Slick palate. Nice beer.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
dark amber color. Tons of strawberries apricots peaches full on malt. Wow very boozy. Full on greatness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2589) - 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.

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