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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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
wedgie9 (2504) - 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 (122) - 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 (866) - 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 (762) - - 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 (3832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Light red pour from bomber. Bubbly head. Earthy Grain aroma. Malty and earthy taste. Really good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1918) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bomber. Pours murky orange-brown with a small collapsing beige head. Aroma is decadent caramel, oaky, raisins, molasses; now that I smell this, I know what a huge component this is to the Firestone Walker Anniversary beers--it smells as delicious as the best of them. Flavor is sweet and savory with a lingering licorice-tinged finish. Body seems a little thin compared to the superior Anniversary beers. I say the Anniversary beers are superior, but that doesnít mean this is swill; this is truly delicious and masterful--it just seems obvious that itís but one component that makes those aforementioned beers so good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap at Ventiís South. Oranges and caramel. Creamy. Finish is sticky with a touch of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear, dark and dirty-orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is an intermingling of toffee, coconut and an unidentified fruity element. Full-bodied and buttery with modest carbonation. The flavor is a sweet stream of gooey caramel and rich vanilla. Lengthy, sweet finish. Kudos to newcigarz for sharing this one with the crew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6579) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
22, capped. Comes in a box like the 16, but doesnít have a double-sided sheet of instructions like the 16. Pours an opaque dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big caramel nose, oak showing, toffee, oranges. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood, and oranges on the mid palate. Long sticky sweet finish.


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