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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2345) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, thanks for the share, it tastes and smells like a barley wine, the beer was quite smooth all in all and very drinkable, it wasn’t overly sweet which was nice, nice offering

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (348) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Pours a brown copper with plenty of fine sediment. Head that doesn’t last. An aroma that instantly fills the room as soon as you pop the cap. Malt, toast, caramel, wood, maple, slightly floral, licorice, graham cracker, whoppers, bourbon. A little boozy. Mouthfeel a bit syrupy. There are so many flavors here it’s pretty incredible. Nothing like the regular DBA. The hops don’t stand out but there is a touch of grapefruit,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle shared by Gillard, poured an amber color with aromas of oak, toffee, caramel, and some light vanilla. Flavors follow suit with some light booziness in the aftertaste. Thanks for sharing Ryan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmarq423 (3) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
Pretty damn good beer. Gorgeous golden copper color with hardly any head. Good malty taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Hunaphu Day. Mahogany pour with a small white head. Sweet nutty, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla and caramel. Sweet caramel and toffee up front with vanilla, coconut, oak, burnt toast, brown sugar and molasses. Heavy, warm sweet body and booziness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours copper/ruby with a small, light beige head. Aroma of oak and vanilla, caramel and toffee malts, and a little bit of hops. The oak and malts dominate this beer, with a nice toffee and malty finish. Smooth texture. A good beer, but I feel like it could be better and have more of everything, especially hops.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2241) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
Pours clear dark copper with low white head. Aroma is brilliant! Butterscotch, toffee, oh, fuck it, what else do you need? Taste is equally amazing. A perfect balance between hop bitterness and caramel malt sweetness. Finish is mellow sweet with just the right hint of hop bitter. Body is medium and creamy with low carbonation. A surprising booziness for the style but then the ABV is not exactly typical for the style either. If every ESB was like this, I'd never drink anything else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1483) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
Pours amber with low off white head Aromaa.. MOTHERFUCKER! Butterscotch, dark fruits, loads of caramel malts Sweet, buttery, full bodied, low bitterness, low corbonation... Doesnt matter. This is perfection! FW is the best brewery around!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
Appearance is golden amber, extremely nice. Taste is heavenly: molasses, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, oak. Supremely balanced and absolutely sublime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap at capitol beer. Pours golden copper. Aroma is boozy same with the taste. Good beer taste like whisky


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