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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Pours dark,. bit like water and dirt. Body is somewhat medium (watery) and suede like. Sweet malts, vanilla and whiskey, some laid down fruits and chocolate. Strong and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (122) - USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours clear reddish amber with a thins head. The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of toffee and oak. The taste is much the same with rich carmely malt flavor that blends perfectly with the oak aged character. The high ABV is hidden well with such rich flavor. A great Barleywine. So much flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (120) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Amber color with a one finger tan head. Aroma is bread, wood and malt with a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet malt, slight roast notes and an alcohol finish. This could have been a great beer if the alcohol were not to present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a Firestone Walker teku. Pours a clear, dark copper with a beige head of foam that starts big, but dissipates pretty quickly. As the beer warms up, notes of toasted nuts, toffee, raisins, and creme brle come through. The taste is sweet, a bit leathery, and dry. It has a big, juicy woody profile. The alcohol seems well hidden for the majority of the drink, but as the swallow works its way down the throat, there is a noticeable heat. Thicker mouthfeel that is a touch sticky. Low carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty tasty beer. For 12 percent, it is nicely drinkable. Taking down the whole bottle wont be an issue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (500) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2014
(Bottle) Dark, nearly opaque ruby-brown body with medium frothy head. Aroma of strong alcohol, candied malt, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak. Medium body, silky texture. Very sweet, strong alcohol with heat; vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1180) - Rros, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Deep golden with a white head - Good malt aroma - Good malt body with some hint of alcohol heat - Good malt finish - This was real good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
Bottled. 2011. Nose of oak, vanilla, oranges, toffee, restrained bourbon. Milky vanilla yogurt flavor, toffee, sweet but balances. Tobacco. Well, just a bit too sweet but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (271) - - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 On draft. Holy wow. Aroma of blocks of dark chocolate and red wine. Flavors of high-%age cacao chocolate, raisins and vanilla. More raisins as it warms. Serious experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2470) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, hoppy notes, toffee, bourbon notes, riped fruit,v anilla and and wood Sweet flavor that end up more dry with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, syrupy texture and flat carb. An excellent Barley.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (544) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
A - Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a small, off white head. S- Caramel, dark fruit, fig, date T- Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, which moves into a light bitterness followed by lingering notes of deep, dark fruit. M- Thick and effervescent. D- Great barleywine. Excellent sipper that im glad I got the chance to try.

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