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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2383) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
From a shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Strange, sweet aroma of caramel, spices and vanilla. To sweet and not quite my style but certainly decent.
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
A layer of tiny blond bubbles, over hazy dark gold to amber colored body. Strong sweet-scented carmamel/toffee aroma. A whiff of alcohol and some fine fruity hop tones. Full body, juicy mouthfeel. Big, sweet refined caramelly malt body. Whisky tones. Firm fruity and earthy bitterness. Long throut-warming ending. Tasty and potent. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2489) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meilby. Misty orange body with a white film. Sweet whisky from the nose through the mouth and lingering. Full bodied. Dry tongue..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Nose is huge caramel notes, red fruits, grains, hints of licorice and toffee. Taste is caramel, syrup, pine, grains, hints of red fruits and toffee. Full body, soft carbonation. Pretty nice barley wine, but not as fantastic as a lot of the other "big guns" from Firestone Walker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
henkjanwiegers (94) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Brewdog café. Pours a caramel Brown color with a white head. Strong aromga of wood, oak, caramel, some peat, toffee. Taste is sweet, some honey, caramel, some liquorice, lots of oak. Low to medium carbonation. Aftertaste is smooth, round and filled with wood. Some bitterness. Best beer of the evening!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4862) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear amber, no head. Aroma of dark fruits, wood and vanilla. Taste is moderate sweet, lingering caramel molasse, vanilla and wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bomber. Celebrating. Orange/copper with a beige head. Vanilla and orange with a little citrus slightly boozy as well. Smooth and caramel with tons of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (866) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau for SF Beer Week. Rich, full, biscuity aroma. Clear copper with a slight white head - beautiful. Taste is viscous, slick and full bodied with malt, deep fruit and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (855) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bomber purchased 18 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($15.99). Pours a very murky ruddy-muddy red-brown with one finger of beige foam. AROMA of rich toffee and sticky caramel, dark bourbon, vanilla, pipe tobacco, and some candied dark fruit. FLAVOR of significant sweeti-ish bourbon, dark toffee, wet oak, vanilla, creamy caramel, molasses, and sticky stone fruit. Finishes somewhat sweet but still far from cloying. Some bourbon-y booziness, but overall the very high ABV is disguised somewhat well. The bourbon makes this especially nice. Yet another excellent BA effort from the FW folks! (399, 842)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden color, ok foam. Aromas of caramel, hops, vanilla; high aroma intensity. Full body & high complexity . Sweet, some balancing bitterness . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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