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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1563) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft at the Brewery Tasting Room The ale poured a clear golden color with a small off- white head and limited lacing. The aroma was complex with sweet bourbon and oak. The taste of ale and hints of bourbon are perfect. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The higher alochol was well deguised. At the finish you have buttery bourbon with some bitter citrus. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8690) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle at Darkness Day 2013. Nice resiny citrus nose. Super rich and delicious. I like this beer a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Looks like unfiltered cognac. Thin white ring around the glass for head. Tastes like caramel. Smells like caramel, water and wood. Smooth for its strength, but just too caramelly sweet to realistically enjoy. This guy behind me just said its aged in "barley wine barrels" for ten years. I think he’s as full of shit as I am.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2171) - - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is oak and fruit. Taste is buttery bourbon barrel, citrus fruit and lots of caramel malt. Smooth full mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (794) - Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma of wood and alcohol. Dark caramel, amber with fizzy white head. Light in the mouth, dark fruit, alcohol, malty. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2469) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
Trade from StefanSD, thanks. Unclear dark ruby body with a medium offwhite head. Toffee, dark fruits, alcohol, brown sugar, oak. Carbonation is soft. Quite sweet, but not cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Beer Authority. Deep amber pour. Intensely sweet malty nose. A bit of resinous American hops and a touch of plummy crystal malt as well. A bit of soft fruit and a nice malt base. Chewy and sweet but it’s not cloying. Has a nice bit of bitterness rounding off the back. Chewy and fruity. It’s a very tasty barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 2012 Vintage. On tap at Hops & Pie. Brown and hazy with a tan head. Smooth, caramel, malty and sweet with light bitterness and light alcohol. Update: On tap at Freshcraft. Dark orange to brown appearance. Fairly sweet and full bodied. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at the Local Option, Chicago, IL.
Murky dark brown colour with a small tan head. Sweet malt, dark fruits, raisins and more sweetness in the aroma. Very strong sweet malty flavour. Fruit cake. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2792) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours a copper brown with good clarity and a aggressive tight bubble eggshell foam that falls off quickly. Nose is sweet with lots of toffee, butterscotch and vanilla. Palate follows the nose with silky smooth rich sweet notes that fall into a boozy oak heavy finish. A little weird on the lingering finish with traces of medicinal artificial sweetener.

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