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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewGunnison (8) - - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
on tap at library ale house, like the little brother of the sucaba, lighter in color, similarly rich but less intense in flavor, similar genre of flavors as the sucaba, but also a fresher seeming experience than the sucaba

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice caramelized malt with nice toffee notes and light residual sugar notes. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with some toffee notes, light biscuit notes and just the right amount of residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation and light warming alcohol. This beer is super well-balanced with just the right amount of complexity and great drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (266) - - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle, 2012. Pours clear ruby red with a small creamy tan head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is a wonderful blend of toffee, vanilla, bourbon, malt, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, lots of barrel, oakiness, vanilla, toffee, dark breads. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. A touch hot and some astringency. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2014
bottle pour at braukunst live 2014 in munich. lightly hazed amber with a lingering head; aroma of wooden floorboards, coconut, caramel; some warming alcohol, bourbon vanilla, medium bitterness, toffee, trail mix. very drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, shared at a Christmas party. Lovely golden amber, soft off white head. Vanilla, caramelized sugars, perfumey undertones, soft and sticky, full bodied. Just fantastic. On a side note, I traded my other bottle to dresden way back at the end of summer, and judging from the date he rated it, it looks like we consumed our bottles within a week of one another. This beer may have creepy psychic mind-linking powers: extra point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2014
The color is an opaque light brown color with a medium off-white ring. The aroma blends caramel malts, booze, figs, toffee, and oak. The taste is mildly boozy, mildly sweet, slightly umami, and slightly bitter, and the aftertaste is an almostly cloying caramelly sweetness mixed with booze. The palate fuses an oily texture, soft carbonation, and medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2014 22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with a thin off white head. big caramel toffee coconut bourbon and oak taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1237) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Thanks Tony! Pours a cloudy ruby with a very small cream head. Aroma of barrel, leather, vanilla. Taste is a creamy caramel and lots of woody barrel, toffee, deliciousness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4734) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
22oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours a Rich deep amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is big sweet and slightly boozy, with notes of white chocolate, vanilla, custard, whipped cream, ripe mango and toffee. Taste is sweet and warming with minor alcohol kick on the finish. Notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, lactose, ripe fruits and burnt sugar. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, bold and really sweet, a delicious sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3163) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Pours a touch hazy reddish amber color with a decent sized tightly bubbled tan head that shows moderate retention. Aromas of caramel, brown and caramelized sugar with lots of juicy pitted fruit. Vanilla with a hint of woodiness. The flavor is sweet sugary malt with hints of oak and vanilla and a somewhat overly present alcohol heat. Hints of pitted fruits and a light smoked toffee round the flavor out. Thick body light carbonation, sticky syrupy with an alcohol burn. Very flavorful but shows all of the12% abv. could use a bit of time to mellow but I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up another given half a chance.

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