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RATINGS: 532   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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Get in my mouth. Sweet nectar of all DIPA, super viscous, very impressive mouthfeel, with loads of scotch, caramel, and toffee on the tongue. Finish is clean but boozy, with hop complexity and gosh darn it’s just delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2012 vintage, No. 001. 22 oz bomber into a Bolt Cutter glass. A - Pours a dark red body that is somewhat clear save for a great deal of floaties in the last pour. Really not much of a head to speak of. An initial fingers worth of tan foam fades away to some thin edging. Minimal lacing. S - The aroma reminds me a lot of Founders Doom or Boltcutter. Just a lightly hopped barrel aged barleywine/DIPA hybrid sort of thing. Rich caramel, toffee, biscuits and figs go right into some quasi-grapefruit/piney hops. Vanilla, oak, and brown sugar briefly on the end before it all gets consumed by a wall of ethanol. T - The taste is very similar to the nose. Toffee and caramel central with some faded hops and a really nice barrel presence of butterscotch, oak, and vanilla. The alcohol is very noticeable but in a somewhat masochistic fashion. It impedes drinkability but half way into the beer I find myself enjoying its smooth burn. The finish really is fantastic. Mouth feel is a bit thin with low carbonation which suits the beer well enough. O - I did not expect the beer to feel this massive. The booze is incredibly noticeable. Like a barrel aged old ale with a huge fruit presence but not as heavy. I wasn’t totally sold initially but I really warmed up to it. Its very unique against the masses of BA barley wines out on the market. BA Imperial Bitter...go figure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
On tap at the Common Table. Hazy brownish-red pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor of this beer are amazing. I get a good bit of brown sugar in the nose, as well as some nice juicy, sweet oranges. The flavor is very similar. In addition to the strong brown sugar notes, I get some orange and pine. Very sweet at first, with just a hint of hop bitterness. The hop flavors and brown sugar meld together very well and are very candy-like. The alcohol is present but is not overpowering. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a minimal offwhite head. Dill, malt and caramellaroma. Dill and malty flavour. I don´t like dillflavour in a beer :-(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
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Beautiful dark amber color, with red shades, and small head. Nice plain aroma of oak barrel. Good body strength, although the mouthfeel is not heavy; good caramel flavor, semi-sweet, with some toffee, light pleasant nuttiness, correct bitterness, some vanilla/wood presence.
A good one as usual; appealing also to my non-beer-drinking friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light herbal hoppy. Vanilla, caramelish and toasted malty. Smooth malty and lingering caramelish. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at strangelove during pbw..dark crimson red color..hazy when held up to light..hard to see any light through it..aroma is full on bourbon..quite overpowering with cream soda and booze undertones..quite sweet nose.full bodied..quite fierce for the abv..surely packs a punch..vanilla..oak..toffee are present on finish..bit too sweet..but nice to try...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks jbeez .. . lots of mild bourbon, vanilla, and oak .. . quite boozy, but adds enjoyment .. . quite damn tasty .. . . just saw a commercial for a led lantern, but the couple was cooking on an electric stovetop? and it was made of genuine metal. damn!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Clear brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, wood, caramel, wood, dried dark fruit and vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrentBlack (10) - Adirondacks, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottled on 6/15/12. Another home run from Firestone Walker. Amber in color. Nice notes of toffee, bourbon whiskey oak, and fruit...seems like cherry to me. Warming but in a subtle way. Wish I had another bottle to see how it would taste 6-8 months from now. Everything you would want in a barley wine aged in oak and bourbon barrels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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