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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5835) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
(Growler) super cloudy, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of caramel, graham cracker, cream, alcohol, milk chocolate, very rich. Taste of rich caramel, light bourbon, raisin, alcohol, rich, light wood, heavy barrel. Super smooth too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours a dark redish amber, copper with pillowy head. Smells of sweet plums and raisins. Maybe a very slight spicy hop or possibly a phenol. Tastes of plums,raisins, toffee. Caramel. Almost thin palate. Fairly dry but Leaves a faint sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15074) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, flowers, candy sugar, malt and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at Live Oak. Pours a fairly clear amber orange color with a light white head. Aroma is raisins, dark Belgian sugar, malts and sweetness. Flavor is raisins, dark fruit, wood with a big tingle on the palate. Finishes sweet and plum like. Wow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (550) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Pours copper colored with a small white head. Nose is toffee, caramel, wood/oak. Taste follows - very sweet with slight bitterness at the back end. Full bodied. Very good, and somewhat unique.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2241) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Flaska på CBC 2013. Ett fantastiskt öl. Smak och doft av humle, ekfat, honung, karamell, hostmedicin, godis med toner av vanilj. Välbalanserat, lagom sött barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Clear copper color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, vanilla taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10887) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Sampled at CBC 2013. Clear red-amber color, small non lacing, mostly to fully diminishing off-white head. Aroma is light to moderately malty, caramel, (over)ripe fruits, sweetness and lightly alcohol. Taste malts, caramel, overripe fruits, alcohol, wood. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Long lingering alcoholic sweetish aftertaste, warming alcohol. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2630) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Sample från flaska på CBC 2013. Ett riktigt komplex och välbalanserat godisöl. Fylld av smaker av vanilj, karamell, fat, bourbon, gammaldags karameller, lite hostmedicin. En av mina favoriter på festivalen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle sampled at CBC 2013. Pours clear orange with an off white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, biscuit and malt. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

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