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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1613) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours red with off tan head big malty cherry bourbon aroma. Taste is matching scotch cherries chocolate and wheat

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is caramel malt, toffee, wood, and a bit of hops. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Mahogany pour with a thick soapy off white head with lots of sticky lacing. First sniff was a bit of booze vanilla oak and touches of maybe a bourbon and some light syrups. Full well coated palate nicely creamy. Flavor is like a buttery rich esb. Syrups butter and a lightly bitter toffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2oz bomber thanks to Jimmie. Poured a hazy dark orange amber body with an average sized foamy off white head. Aroma of English toffee, old caramel, alcohol, old wooden barrels, slight licorice, fruity overall. Medium mouthfeel, softer carbonation, and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of toast, English toffee, caramel, dry soda bread. Solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 14, 2012
On tap at Public House. Brown with thin cream head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, and caramel. Flavor is the same with some toffee. Outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Thanks for this one, Dak. Shared with the Tampa crew. Pour is light brown, not much for a head. Aroma is tons of honey, bourbon, caramel and toffee. Boozy. Taste follows suit with plenty of caramel malt and light vanilla and bourbon. Oily mouthfeel. Pretty nice, as expected from FW.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
This was another solid offering from Firestone Walker. It smelled like stale honey-nut cheerios. The taste was full of dry bitter oak, honey and spicy alcohol. Pretty heavy, malty and fun to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours pale copper with no head. Aroma of malt and honey. Taste follows, sweet honey and malt. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Can’t remember who brought this bottle, but thank you! By this point of the night my palate was starting to get shot, but I tried my hardest to maintain. The hops still lingered but weren’t up your face, there was more malt presence then anything. I good beer but nothing super special.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours murky amber with a thin white head. Aroma is big sweet caramel and toasted marshmallows. Flavor is rich caramel, brown sugar, some woody notes, enough hops to keep it from becoming to sweet, with some boozy notes.


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