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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (502) - Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at strangelove during pbw..dark crimson red color..hazy when held up to light..hard to see any light through it..aroma is full on bourbon..quite overpowering with cream soda and booze undertones..quite sweet nose.full bodied..quite fierce for the abv..surely packs a punch..vanilla..oak..toffee are present on finish..bit too sweet..but nice to try...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks jbeez .. . lots of mild bourbon, vanilla, and oak .. . quite boozy, but adds enjoyment .. . quite damn tasty .. . . just saw a commercial for a led lantern, but the couple was cooking on an electric stovetop? and it was made of genuine metal. damn!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5872) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Clear brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, wood, caramel, wood, dried dark fruit and vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrentBlack (10) - Adirondacks, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottled on 6/15/12. Another home run from Firestone Walker. Amber in color. Nice notes of toffee, bourbon whiskey oak, and fruit...seems like cherry to me. Warming but in a subtle way. Wish I had another bottle to see how it would taste 6-8 months from now. Everything you would want in a barley wine aged in oak and bourbon barrels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crispy34 (383) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bomber bottle.... Good luck, Sam, and thanks, Dad. Aroma is boozy with some malt. Appearance is a dark bronze with with no head. Taste kinda reminds me if barley wine with more booze. Very well done beer, of course. Palate is ok. Overall, an outstanding beer. Glad i was able to share this with some great peeps. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Tap, 040513. Brown with beige head. Aroma of wood and malt. Flavour with caramel and some tangy tone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Really pretty deeb brown red clear pour with a light tan head. Aroma is Sweet malt out the wazoo. Caramel, toff, lots and lots of malt. Flavor is similar. Maybe the barest hint of bitterness, but mosty one glorious malt bomb. The finish is a bit boozy, but that’s ok. Really nice beer. I’d like to get a bottle of this to age.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours a mostly clear deep caramel and gold color with a thin layer of beige head. The nose is rich and boozy with smooth oak, bourbon and toffee. The taste starts with layers of toasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and burnt sugar. A light touch of citrus hops come in next and are swept away by sweet vanilla and chewy toffee. Notes of dark raisin lurk underneath, meshing nicely with the oak barrel treatment. Finishes boozy and sticky. Warm and inviting with a kiss of hops. This a phenomenal barley wine and the Beerhive is the only place in the state that managed to get some.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle at CBC 2013. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, sweetness, barley, toastes, wooden, coconut, raisins, nutty, light candy sweetnes,s knækbrød, american oakey vanilla/coconut, warming alcohol. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 040513


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