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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Tap, 040513. Brown with beige head. Aroma of wood and malt. Flavour with caramel and some tangy tone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Really pretty deeb brown red clear pour with a light tan head. Aroma is Sweet malt out the wazoo. Caramel, toff, lots and lots of malt. Flavor is similar. Maybe the barest hint of bitterness, but mosty one glorious malt bomb. The finish is a bit boozy, but that’s ok. Really nice beer. I’d like to get a bottle of this to age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours a mostly clear deep caramel and gold color with a thin layer of beige head. The nose is rich and boozy with smooth oak, bourbon and toffee. The taste starts with layers of toasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and burnt sugar. A light touch of citrus hops come in next and are swept away by sweet vanilla and chewy toffee. Notes of dark raisin lurk underneath, meshing nicely with the oak barrel treatment. Finishes boozy and sticky. Warm and inviting with a kiss of hops. This a phenomenal barley wine and the Beerhive is the only place in the state that managed to get some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle at CBC 2013. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, sweetness, barley, toastes, wooden, coconut, raisins, nutty, light candy sweetnes,s knækbrød, american oakey vanilla/coconut, warming alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12673) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 040513

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11334) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @ CBC 2013.
Pours clear chestnut brown with very little head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, chestnut, hazel, oak and port. Medium carbonation, nice oily and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely balanced but also quite sweet and sticky. Oak, port, light oxidation, vinoius, sugary. Quite warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 04.05.2013, 0,65l bottle sampled @ CBC:
Lett fyldig og sødmerik fruktig lukt med preg av malt, tørka frukt, bourbon, vanilje, tre, karamell, gras. Tørr sødmerik smak med preg av malt, sukker, bourbon, tre, vanilje, tørka frukt, karamell, gras, hint av mandelessens. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei nok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Amber coloured. Unclear. Dnese beige head. Aroma: Caramel, spice, ripe fruits, some sweetness, oak, brown sugar, herbs. Flavour: Ripe fruits, caramel, brown sugar, herbs, oak, bourbon, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and wood. The alcohol burns the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (2621) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2012 Reserve #001 bottle. Translucent red-copper; sparkling clear; small but durable off-white head. Aroma: Big, rich and complex with some evidence of higher ABV. Surprisingly fruity! Hints of oak, caramel, raisins, brown sugar and bourbon. Taste: Rich, complex and lasting. Bourbon whiskey-oak tones over a very fine barleywine. Has 12% ABV but drinks more like 8%. Mouthfeel: Smooth but with some alcohol heat. Excellent for 12% ABV! O: Exceptional. Perfect for sipping. An ESB transformed into something else altogether.

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