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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Copper orange caramel pour, fuller mouthfeel. Big rich toffee, caramel malts fill aroma, oak hidden under richness. Big rich maltiness, toffee, booziness. Bg mouthfeel, extreml;y rich. Very Impressive

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Figure I’d try it. Batch 001 pours a dark copper with a sheet of light caramel foam. Smells like I’d expect - vanilla, bourbon, cherry, oak, sweet caramel, nougat and some bits of tawny porto. Flavor is sweet and nougaty with some vanilla, oak, alcohol, a little bit of bitterness and toffee. Full bodied with light, fleeting carb. A nice beer, something on the caliber of FW, but not something I’m nuts about buying a load of. Serving type: bottle 10-08-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2013 bottle into a goblet. Pours deep copper with a slight white head. Assertively sweet aroma with lots of caramel and biscuit. Taste is sticky sweet, toasted malt, biscuit, citrus, oak, vanilla. A little more roast would go a long way with this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
650ml bottle, pours brown with some red. Aroma is toffee, butterscotch, dried fruit, raisin, date. Very rich mouthfeel, blanced very well, a lovely sipper. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Clear ruby red dark brown color. Another bottle smuggled back from San Francisco by AtlAggie. Beautiful looking beer. Deep red fruit aroma and flavor. Touch of molasses and lots of toffee. Very well balanced. Nice sipping beer with a good amount of sweetness. Damn these big beers tonight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
22oz bottle - The beer pours out a hazy amberish/dark orange body with reddish hues at the edges, with a tight, creamy 1" head. A really nice aroma full of candy-ish malts, vanilla, brown-sugar, bourbon and wood notes. Loads of dark-fruit, caramel, toffee, and a touch of vanilla in there. A long, boozy, sweet finish with some lingering...I guess thickness? A really nice beer, but quite overpriced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from the brewery, at home. Beautiful clear amber to red pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of bourbon, leather, caramel and some alcohol. Flavor is sweetish, alcoholic and smooth. Well balanced and very clean. Subtle while still strong. Great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2566) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
bottle picked up n Albany. pours tan with a small fizz head. nose of raisin, toffee, caramel, vanilla. nice amount of bourbon in the mouth. body is a tad light.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at northdown... Pours a slightly transparent medium brown and topped with a creamy white head... Aroma of toasted coconut caramel and deeper toffee malt... Sweet toffee, vanilla, and toasted coconut. Sweeter somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Nice flavor profile just a bit too sacharine for me but that’s what I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
The aroma is very boozy with caramel and butterscotch. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma the palate is smooth. Overall this is a great beer.


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