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RATINGS: 534   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (991) - Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma of wood and alcohol. Dark caramel, amber with fizzy white head. Light in the mouth, dark fruit, alcohol, malty. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
Trade from StefanSD, thanks. Unclear dark ruby body with a medium offwhite head. Toffee, dark fruits, alcohol, brown sugar, oak. Carbonation is soft. Quite sweet, but not cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Beer Authority. Deep amber pour. Intensely sweet malty nose. A bit of resinous American hops and a touch of plummy crystal malt as well. A bit of soft fruit and a nice malt base. Chewy and sweet but itís not cloying. Has a nice bit of bitterness rounding off the back. Chewy and fruity. Itís a very tasty barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 2012 Vintage. On tap at Hops & Pie. Brown and hazy with a tan head. Smooth, caramel, malty and sweet with light bitterness and light alcohol. Update: On tap at Freshcraft. Dark orange to brown appearance. Fairly sweet and full bodied. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at the Local Option, Chicago, IL.
Murky dark brown colour with a small tan head. Sweet malt, dark fruits, raisins and more sweetness in the aroma. Very strong sweet malty flavour. Fruit cake. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours a copper brown with good clarity and a aggressive tight bubble eggshell foam that falls off quickly. Nose is sweet with lots of toffee, butterscotch and vanilla. Palate follows the nose with silky smooth rich sweet notes that fall into a boozy oak heavy finish. A little weird on the lingering finish with traces of medicinal artificial sweetener.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Tap. The look is clear, thin beige head, and burgundy in color. The smell is wood, alcohol, toasted, rich, toffee, malt, burnt sugar, and good. The taste is alcohol, wood, toffee, fruits,,and strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Together with some very good people to to celebrate a very special day]. Light unclear medium orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, riped fruit, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, vanilla, wood, alcohol, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130808]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3154) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a clear brownish orange. No head. Malty boozy aroma. Sweet bourbon flavor. Kinda flat and thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2016 Update: 2 1/2 years later, same friend pulls a bottle out from aging. Essentially the same taste profile, but the alcohol is completely gone from the taste, though itís still warming. I need to pick up a few of these next time theyíre out and store them away for a 3+ years. Yummy. From 9/27/2013: Got to try this thanks to a beer buddy at work. Aroma is dried fruit and sweet...something and alcohol. Taste is the same, and very sweet, but not cloyingly so. and really easy drinking, but treat it as a sipper. Supposedly it gets better when a bit warmer - 45 degrees or so. Definitely a treat.

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