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RATINGS: 534   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11262) - Where the wild whales are, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle thanks to Daknole. Good looking amber pour with a white head. Decadent booze and caramel malt aromas. Sweet and smooth with rich velvety booze, luscious caramel malts, oak, and mild dark fruit notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Deep amber with a small pale head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla, booze. Taste is toffee, caramel, vanilla, raisins, graham cracker, oak. Smooth on the palate, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish with only a hint of booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, port wine, oak, vanilla, coconut and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of vanilla, caramel, toffee and wood. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (334) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Aroma of some raisins. Taste also contains a little raisins. I miss carmalization. Doesn’t taste much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
Sample at CBC. Copper with a tiny off white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, wood. Heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, creamy/syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Alcohol well hidden, soft caramel. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
Sample at cbc 2013. Thin white head. Ckear amber pour. Noticable woody notes and alcohol. A lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle split with JF, 20/04/13, from an IP trade with George. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin beige film of a head. Nose is dark caramel, vanilla, brown sugars, almonds, dark fruit, waft of booze. Taste comprises Dark toffee, light chocolate, booze, marsh mallows, brown sugars, syrup & figs, toasted malt, butterscotch popcorn. Full bodied, dine carbonation, boozey finish. A more than decent barley wine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
From Dawson’s Restaurant on draft at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, CA. This came in the 16 oz glass a dark murky brown with a small tan head and light lacing. Nose of rich malts and treacle. Medium plus in body and with a smooth clean mouthfeel. Flavor is very rich with lots of roasted malts and some fruit and vanilla. Very tasty and nice to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2013
Bottle at a tasting in Stockholm, April 2013. (thanks Johan) Dark amber with a medium head. Aroma of toffee, some vanilla, malt and some dried fruit. The taste was sweet with vanilla, toffee, malt, fruit, pine and notes of oak. Thick body with a smooth mouthfeel. A very nice beer.

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