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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
leolodi (1) - - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
Como dia o Afonso, "uma quebra de paradigmas". Equilíbrio perfeito em um trabalho impecável desta cervejaria.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leveejr (105) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a nice ruby color. Smells of oak and toasted coconut. Taste is similar: oak, coconut, and vanilla. Very flavorful without being to sweet. Awesome beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (432) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2yr old bottle. Pours copper color with a sticky foam that dissipates. The aroma is rich of oak and booze. It has a buttery carmel scent too. In the flavor there is a nice booziness, soft bourbon, mild bitterness, spices, and a defined sweetness from the malts. There is a possible sugar sweetner added to this beverage. Overall the finish is a nice blending of ingredients with an intensity of sweetness and dryness. It was not too bitter, malty, or boozy. I’d have this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (338) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2012 Glowing muddy red-amber pour. Nose is huge oak, caramel/toffee, bourbon. Flavor is initially mild dates/prunes/raisin, followed by strong earthy oak, chewy caramel/toffee, faint herbaceous hops, fading into vanilla/bourbon heat. Oily texture, fine carbo, pleasant warming. You know you’re talking about a great brewery when this is their second best barleywine...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (774) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Very cloudy copper pour. Aroma is rich and sweet with vanilla, toffee, oak, sherry. Full bodied. Quite sweet with vanilla, sweet bread, maple. A creamy bitter finish with lingering alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dried fruits, spices, alcohol, peaches. Flavour is vanilla, hop, dried fruits, spices, alcohol, peaches. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
From a 0.65l bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a cloudy dark plum red one with a small islandy and sidesticking beige top. Not to extreme on the nose but I get a nice gentle sweetness, it’s light fruity, some alcohol is cutting through and there are hints of concentrated dried fruits. Grows better and better after a while and some temperature. More alcohol in the taste also, but the surprising thing here is all that fantastic vanilla! Loads and of it! Strange as I did not notice that at all in the aroma. Slightly woody and sharp, stingy hedge like hops. Good sticky flavors all the way. 04.05.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2014
From a bomber. Pours clear ruby copper with a bubbly off white head. Tastes strong alcohol, raisins, syrup, sweet roasted malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like strong booze, sweet roasted malt, syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3570) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, booze, light berries, light spice, some vanilla, and some doughy notes. Flavor is chewy malt base, smooth alcohol notes, some dark fruit sweetness, vanilla, caramel, and faint bitterness; dry, oak finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (970) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a clear dark amber with a bit of off white head. Aroma of bourbon and dark fruit. Taste is still nice and boozy, but does have some vanilla hints to it.

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