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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2025) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2117) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1419) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougHnut70 (69) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
on tap (FSW tap takeover) @ Livermore Saloon during SF Beer Week. Clear, red, very little head. Smells sweet, caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Taste adds fruit, oak, nuts - although it is sweet, especially up front, light alcohol burn. Medium body, low carbonation makes it drinkable. Good and different but not near my favorite Firestone brews due to the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle at the Beerhive. Bourbon, burnt sugar, malty, raisin, fruity alcohol, big alcohol bomb, very sweet and slightly cloying. Not really getting into this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2466) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Reddish orange in color... Aroma of oak, vanilla... Flavor is unbelievably smooth, notes of caramel, vanilla, oak... Delicious..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
bomber shared by jsprime. deep amber with a tan head. big beer but well balanced. very drinkable for the abv but not overly memorable. id have this again but wouldnt seek it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Draught at the Paso Robles Taproom. 2012 vintage. Huge barrel nose: oak, strong caramel, some smoke. Glowing dark amber color. Smooth oak whiskey-like hit / mid gives plenty of alc. warmth, along with strong earthy caramel, leather, and sweet pipe tobacco / final has warm alc. traces and more deep oaky malt. Medium-heavy body. Wow! So smooth and warming. Great mouthfeel. An oaked barleywine, but with even more alc. strength. I bought a bottle of this to take home, but I doubt that it will be as good as this fresh tap version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Dark copper. Toffee. Vanilla. Pretty strong. High alcohol. Sweet brown sugar. Nine. Thanks Tony b.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bomber from my Rocky Mountain pusher - thanks, Jeff! FW continues to crush it with these massive ABV beers, bringing loads of subtlety and elegance where others often only realize face-wrecking booziness. Lustrous dark brown pour with a firm silky head, this one’s opaque and chalky once it settles a bit. Massive nose of toasted malts, toffee, and really nice oaky richness. Taste is really intense and heavy, but excellent as a sipper. S’mores, oaky tannins, and old ale qualities more than a conventional barleywine. Surprised by how good this was.

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