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RATINGS: 490   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3642) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle, pours a hazy ruby copper color with small off white head, random clearish lacing around the inners of the glass. Aromas of rum, oak, bannana bread, toffee, brown sugar, and heavy caramel malts. Taste is just as sweet as aroma but hoppy and boozey at the same time. Further flavors of vanilla, caramel, toffee, booze, and wood. Nice and bitter. Another winner from FW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattj01 (4) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Nice amber color with a slight bitter taste, but not too bitter that it’s not smooth drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a dark, hazy brown with a small tan head. Decent amount of lacing and carbonation. Bourbon barrel qualities are all over the aroma. Strong notes of vanilla and coconut. Definite hints of dark fruits (prunes) with caramel and brown sugar in the background. WOW! The taste is very sweet, once again picking up caramel and brown sugar. This time being backed up by a slight burning sensation from the alcohol. Finishes up sweet with a hint of dark fruits. This is so damn complex. Amazing stuff!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2012
It poured a hazy reddish amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee and light fuittiness. The taste was of oak, vanilla, toffee, light carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering oak finish. A very good DBA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color wit ha pillowtop eggshell head. Aroma is caramel, prune, fig, vanilla, oak. Taste is sweet with a bit of alcohol warmth. This beer is amazingly smooth and easy to drink. The only indication that the beer is 12% abv is the alcohol warmth in the finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2766) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a decent white head. Smells and tastes tangy and bitter all over, the bitters are quite prevalent. The heat is there, on the tongue with the bitters and an ABV of 12.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #74. Hazy dark amber color with an off-white head. Powerful aroma, vanilla and wood eith some booze and a slight hoppiness followed by some caramel as well. Nice flavor, a little alcohol heat with more vanilla and it keeps warming down the back of my throat. Nice! (2470)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2012
65cl, Vintage 2012, as Firestone Double DBA, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly spicy/woody, very heavy, not balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at Rustico. Served in a snifter. Overly hot with some caramel on the background. A bit of plum and raisin behind that. Moderate sweetness. Full body. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours light reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is toffee, licorice, and huge rum notes. Taste is big caramel malts, brown sugar, bourbon, raisins, with only a hint of bittering hops. Hard to conceal 12% abv. Sticky and sweet. Firestone Walker is great, but DBA is a pretty average beer. Hard to believe these are related.

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