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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5275) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (22 oz) shared at tasting. Thanks to pandableh for this one! Slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head leaving not much lacing. Flavors of candi sugar, hot alcohol, caramel, some oak spiciness, gingerbread, caramel-ish notes and toasted malts. Taste is moderately sweet and it lingers a bit but it’s mainly the hot alcohol / strong booziness that is off putting for me. Medium to full body. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Sweet and boozy finish. It’s not that it’s poorly made but it’s the epitome of what I don’t like in a strong beer, when the richness of the malt is completely eclipsed by the boooziness of the beer. Poor drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
Pours a hazy copper with a lot of particles (I think I got the last pour of the hottle) and a small offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of alcohol, caramel maybe and maderization. Taste is of caramel, alcohol, coconut and bourbon. Average body and carbonation with a bit of hot alcohol (it must have been terrible when fresh) and quite sticky. Going downhill...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (848) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Hazed copper pour, medium white head, real great retention and lacing. Big bold aroma, caramel, booze, wood, bourbon. Great retention. Flavour is nicely balanced between caramel / toffee malt and fruity hops. Some wood / barrel notes emerge at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (1616) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 650ml, bottle share. Couleur cuivrée foncée légèrement voilée, anneau de mousse beige. Arôme d’alcool, carton, vieux malt. Goût de malt caramélisé, alcool, boisé. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5090) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Un vin d’orge avec des malts caramels écossais, du toffee, du chêne des Amériques, des fruits et un alcool qui apporte une certaine rudesse. Un corps de moyenne densité. Une finale chaude et modérément douce sur la barrique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
pours unclear dark golden orange with a small light beige cap, offering some retention and lacing. dense toffee maltiness, candies, coconut, butter, sweet oranges, herbs, acetone. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily; sweet woody-coconuty finish. heavy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is boozy, fruity, grapes, light dusty notes. Taste is bitter, very boozy, rich malt, light dust. Palate is med bodied with med carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 2016-01-30. Hazy dark amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is moderately fruity, caramel malt notes. Flavour is sweet, moderate fruity bitterness, lingering sweet caramel and treacle. 7++Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Lovely but 4-5 ounces is plenty. 7/4/8/4/16-17 2014 Bottle shared by Radek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Where and how: b. 500 ml, tasting 2014 Vintage
Aroma: this one is not shy about what it is…bold barrel feel right up front. Mid with caramel, alcohol and oak. Solid all-rounder.
Appearance :
Top: lighter rocky cap, off-white in shade
Base: hazy amber
Palate : oft textured, medium plus bodied, milder carbonation.
Taste: malty front with weaved in oak feel. Nice, noted plums at mid end. Fells to be well aged and composed barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
bottled, coppery orange color, sticky white foam, aroma is vanilla and caramel, flavor is carmel heavy bourbon, harsher than expected, finish is ok but overall a rougher beer by far than other top Bw’s

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