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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Pours amber with very little head. Aromas of bread, heavy sugar and hard candy. Vanilla toffee maybe with some oaky scotch. Slight hops in the smell. I can tell this will be intense. Flavor is very sweet to start, but seems to mellow out to keep it from being too, too cloying. Still a bit overly sweet for my liking. Flavor of brown sugar candy, toffee and vanilla. Ever so slight bitter on the finish, with strong booze lingering a bit. Very much highlights the english malt here. The barrel aging definitely comes out in this one. Heavy slick mouthfeel. Very interesting. Glad I tried it but won’t likely seek it out again. That’s not to say I wouldn’t have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6030) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of _angst_. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and caramelly, with coconut and vanilla, dill, chives, and some alcohol. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours amber with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a treacle and dark malt flavor with a nice alcohol trail. Very tasty with a real oaky feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber received in trade. Thank you Pandableh! Pours slightly hazy very reddish golden with a rather small goldenish white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is is sweet and malty with caramel, sweet white bread, honey, coconut, dill, wood, vanilla fudge, alcohol, cereal, raisins and powdered sugar. Taste is sweet and tiny bitter with sweet white bread, honey, caramel, coconut, charred wood, vanilla fudge, slightly dry grass, zante currants, cereal and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, smooth, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with sweet white bread, caramel, coconut, vanilla fudge, bourbon, slightly dry grass and cereal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1688) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours dark copper with a small brown head. Smells nutty caramel malty. Tastes sweet nutty caramel malty, very clean taste and good balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours copper with a small head. The aroma holds lots of wood notes (white oak) – dill, coconut, vanilla and butter. Undertones of honey, new backed cookies, light caramel, fudge, light spicy/earthy hops touch of fruits. The flavor is near medium sweet, near medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of wood, balanced malt and earthy hops. Notable alcohol. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and tiny sticky with light carbonation. Buttery oak, fudge earthy hops on the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Amber/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, nuts, caramel, raisins, dades, vinous, oak, vanilla, whiskey, brown sugar. Malty flavor, caramel, figs, raisins, dades, alcohol, whiskey, vanilla, brown sugar, nuts, spicy, dades, vinous, oak. Quite nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at USSkovde Slightly hazy, amber. Small head. Dill and sweet fruits in the aroma and the flavour. Pretty sweet. Caramel, some marzipan and grassy hops. Rather light body. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours clear mahogany amber with a small off white rim of head. Aroma is vinous raisins dill vanilla malty sweet fruity honey light and elegant. Flavor is sweet fruity malty nicely bitter caramel dill candy alcohol some vanilla. Finishes bitter warming alcohol fruity and lightly malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise. A: Pours a clear brown color with ruby highlights throughout. A light khaki head forms on the pour and quickly recedes to a thin ring. Splotches of lace are left behind. S: Caramel soaked raisins with a sweet toffee malt and some mild leather. Grainy, cereal malts and some background oak make up the finish of the nose. T: Sweet, sweet caramel. Almost sugary. Cereal malts with a mild booziness. Raisins with a thick toffee sweetness on the finish. Very sweet with some nutty, almost like almond, qualities to it. There is a very slight hint of bitterness amongst the sweetness on the finish. M: Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. The carbonation is at a medium+ level and the finish is smooth and sweet. O: This was a like a sugary, barleywine-light. I can drink this in small doses and my 8 oz. pour was more than enough. That being said I really do like sweet beers and this one was right at the border. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-27-2012

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