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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10833) - 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 (3441) - 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 (2180) - 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 (3586) - 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 (1001) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (313) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle from Bottledog. Spicy Demerara gloop. Almost a hint of ginger. Lovely carbonation. Rich oak. Mellow, and combined with the zing and the booze turns Into a velvety dagger between the ribs (in the best possible sense) .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1246) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, oak, and vanilla – with a slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Pours dark,. bit like water and dirt. Body is somewhat medium (watery) and suede like. Sweet malts, vanilla and whiskey, some laid down fruits and chocolate. Strong and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (145) - USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours clear reddish amber with a thins head. The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of toffee and oak. The taste is much the same with rich carmely malt flavor that blends perfectly with the oak aged character. The high ABV is hidden well with such rich flavor. A great Barleywine. So much flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (138) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Amber color with a one finger tan head. Aroma is bread, wood and malt with a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet malt, slight roast notes and an alcohol finish. This could have been a great beer if the alcohol were not to present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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