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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Thanks to Jon for bringing this to a bottle share. Deep amber with a small pale head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla, booze. Taste is toffee, caramel, vanilla, raisins, graham cracker, oak. Smooth on the palate, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish with only a hint of booze. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bottle share. Thx John. Deep amber, with raisin, woody, caramel aroma. Taste is crystal wood and raisin. Brilliant, tingly finish thatís incredibly easy drinkin.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 13, 2013
Pours dark copper with white head...head lasts a minute with some lacing. Good smout of ruich dar caramel, booze, nice balance. Big flavors malty and finish sweet. Hop biterness low, finish sweet from mslt anf booze. Mouthfeel is nice. .good deceiving beer at 12 percent..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Brown amber pour. Lots of bourbon tasted dominated by vanilla but not forced. Similar to backwoods bastard. Really good stuff. My only complaint is the lack of body. I guess the base beer is a bit thiner than most souts that go in barrels but it is the only downside.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1822) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2012 Vintage
Tasted on 1/30/13 from a capped bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours clear dark copper with an average beige head that slowly recedes to an average collar of lace. The nose is really dominated by caramel, toffee, coconut, plenty of other oak descriptors, and a very light hops aroma underlying. The flavor is a bit more bitter with plenty of caramel malt and a ton of oaky coconut, toffee, brown sugar, and just a bit of nice bitterness. The body is quite full with just below average carbonation and a very long malty caramel and oaky toffee and coconut finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Sweet, vanilla, malty bourbon. Pours deep brown/amber into 12 oz snifter. Tons of smooth malt...and little hops but tons of vanilla (not in a bad way). Great Beer and worth it. FW does it again!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
One of the best beers I've ever had. Definitely a sipper. So many flavors but caramel is the big offering. A tad syrupy and sweet, but in a good way and very complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremyh70 (652) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Dark ruby and clear with decent head and good lacing. Smell vanilla, toasted malt, some yeast and hint of chocolate. Taste is the same with caramel added and a bit of booze. A medium/full mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A bigger beer than expected. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (551) - - JAN 13, 2013
Caramel and malt taste and smell. Warming alcohol on the tongue but not strong taste. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Light red pour from bomber. Bubbly head. Earthy Grain aroma. Malty and earthy taste. Really good.


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