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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (829) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
From a bomber into a snifter. Series 001, 2012. Pours a pretty light brown. Little to no head and lacing. Aroma is sweet coconutty and boozy. Mouthfeel is pretty med-thin and sticky. Taste is pretty much like the aroma but with some wood paint licorice and rubbing alcohol. This sucker would have to sit another couple years to mellow out. Too bad, I really like the DBA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Draught @ Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, alcohol, hint of dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, oak, vanilla, caramel and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at The Barrelworks. Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of bread, malt, caramel and grains. Flavor is sweet and malty with caramel, bread crusts, vanilla and warning alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. A clear amber colored beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma has lots of dark dried fruits, some faint spiced notes, alcohol notes and peach hints. Full bodied, soft and a bit too warming on the palate. Lasting flavor with alcohol, loads of wonderful dark dried fruits, a hint of vanilla and a little sweetness. Some bitterness too it seems. Yet another wonderful one. 130809

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Easypour (5) - - AUG 2, 2013 does not count
On tap in Pleasanton . Sweet caramel with earthy hop floral and pleasant . Light almond vanilla . Flavor is rich but not overpowering . Great food beer . Hops have English character and play well with oak One of my favorite beers to have as a local staple

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1189) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with off white head. Toffee, caramel, alcohol and oak aromas. Toffee, caramel, oak, malt and alcohol flavors. Oaky finish..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (3336) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
26 July 2013, tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buelton, CA. 2012 variety - brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is nutty, syrup, milk chocolate, moderate alcohol. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lots of milk chocolate, some chocolate bitterness, moderate alcohol. 2013 variety - light ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is fruitcake and grape juice. Full body, syrupy, and moderately fizzy. Sugary, malt balls, some powdered chocolate milk. Great! (I prefer the 2012 version) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Pours a nice lgooden brown. Boozy and caramel aromas. Nice smooth mouthfeel with caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from trade with Farhaad. Thanks! Pours a dark coppery brown with a thin active khaki head that doesn’t lace too much. Nose is sweet toffee, caramel, citrus, boozy Bourbon and some oak. Taste is very smooth. Velvety mouth feel with a ton of caramel, some roasted characteristics, bitter into a long boozy Bourbon finish. Not overpowering but definitely pleasingly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Nice clear dark coppery color. Sweet, caramel aroma, taste of caramel and scotch with alcohol finish. It particularly reminds me of sherry-cask finished scotch (which I love).

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