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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2233) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a clear brownish orange. No head. Malty boozy aroma. Sweet bourbon flavor. Kinda flat and thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (643) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Got to try this thanks to a beer buddy at work. Aroma is dried fruit and sweet...something and alcohol. Taste is the same, and very sweet, but not cloyingly so. and really easy drinking, but treat it as a sipper. Supposedly it gets better when a bit warmer - 45 degrees or so. Definitely a treat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2012 bottle. Pours a hazy copper amber with minimal thin khaki head. Aroma is sweet toffee, caramel, malts, oak, faint dark fruit and booze. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, toffee, oak, burnt sugar and alcohol. Medium bodied with a thin finish with decent carbonation. Decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
22 oz bomber shared by someone at a tasting. The pour is hazed brown copper orange with a smallish tan head. The aroma is the rich, sweet caramel malt, along with earth and vanilla oak barrel. Bit of alcohol peaks through as well. The taste is deep, thick sweet caramel malt along with the vanilla, fruit sweet and woody oak barrel character. Dried fruit and alcohol shows in the long finish. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and the booze and wood finish. Nice enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a beautiful translucent roan brown color with a minimal off-white heat that quickly disperses. The aroma features caramel, toffee, nuts and a touch of alcohol. The taste classic malty barley wine with caramel, brown sugar and toffee taking center stage and a nutty bitter hopiness filling in the sides. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and semi-sweet. Overall: Very nice BW, and this is one that should age well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A clear dark amber Barley Wine with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice dark caramel malt with vinous notes, dark fruits, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a superb sweet malt with pinot de charente character, floral hops, oily mouth, licorice, alcohol warmth, well done. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pnadler (14) - Barrington, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Wow! The barrel aging really shines here. The sweet maltiness hits you first, and the heat from the alcohol takes over. This is a beautifully crafted beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (664) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bomber to snifter. Very sweet brew. Lots of dark fruit sugary barrel aged sweetness. Yummy. A good one to share.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2581) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottled. Brown dark wood pour. White head. Toffee bourbon smell. Strong nalts. Booze and sweetness. Pretty good but very liqueur fish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to professor wade. Pours a dark amber color. Aroma is burnt sugar. Taste is fruity and caramel, quite nice


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