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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Poured into my Figueroa Mountain pint glass for a bit of poetic irony. The beer pours a mildly hazy copper-amber with a light taupe head. The head gives off an orange hue. The head, like all FW brews, subsides nearly immediately. Vibrant notes of coconut, honey, caramel, and bourbon comprise the aroma. The mouthfeel is so soft, creamy, and full that it takes on a life of its own. There’s just enough scrubbiness on the top to balance. The mouthfeel is so complimentary to the gestalt of the beer. The flavor, while easily describable, does not lend itself to words for adequate appraisal of how good it really is. A flawlessly engineered combination of bourbon oak, caramel, and honey causes one to be thankful to have had the good fortune to experience it. It finishes with the most perfectly smooth coconut and butter, and, finally, just a hint of alcohol warmth. This may be the best beer I’ve ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
One of the best beers I've ever had. Definitely a sipper. So many flavors but caramel is the big offering. A tad syrupy and sweet, but in a good way and very complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tukten (5) - Ken Caryl, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
Absolutely amazing beer... Malty, subtle hops, bubbles, presentation, its got everything. Amazeballs.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eeblah (104) - Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Nice and smooth strong ale that has all the tastes malt lovers go for. Hops are well balanced and not the main flavor. Very high Abv but does not have a overpowering alcohol flavor or smell. Reminds me of the good darker Belgium ales. Since it is a limited release it is pricey but worth the experience. Great beer for fall or winter.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours deep garnet with ample head that quickly recedes. The aroma is bourbon barrel, caramelized brown sugar, and rich toffee malts. There is a chewy mouthfeel that coats the tongue and finishes with a silky smootheness. Taste is oak, bourbon, vanilla, figs, and a touch of booze. Simply outstanding.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Smell of good ol bourbon, taste is overwhelming. The barrel age takes the stage, is it a barleywine or scoth ale? I’d rate it as an awesome scotchale. Might be wrong but tasty as hell.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (260) - USA - AUG 24, 2013
Holy Smokes!! From a bomber into a snifter with the chill from refrigeration removed. The smell of booze & sweet love coming from is beverage is remarkable. They nailed this beverage with everything it is supposed to be. Sweet caramel dark fruity boozy love in everyway. Absolutely couldn’t wait for my 6 bottles to arrive & so frakin’ glad I have 5 more to sip.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (1568) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso. Thanks for this masterpiece! Aroma is strongly malty. Dominating biscuit, caramel, coconut, complemented with fruits, overripe grapes. Hazy reddish amber colour. Taste is wonderful. Rum combines with coconut in a malibu way, biscuits, light warming alcohol. Wow experience.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4295) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from trade with StefanSD, many thanks. Dark amber color with medium off-white head. Biscuity malt, fruity notes, honey. Taste, sweet malt, fruit cake, honey, coconut. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Very tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Ambrée, légèrement embrouillée, une mousse, plutôt chétive, tient toutefois la route et trace des motifs qui ressemblent à des explosions solaires. Le nez perçoit des effluves boisées et sucrées au tout début, alors qu’ensuite, c’est champêtre, automnal et herbacé et au travers tout ça, le caramel écossais et la tire-éponge se fraient un chemin. Ça goûte les bonbons raffinés. C’est sucré, il y a de la vanille, c’est amer, poivré, herbacé et boisé. En sortant de la confiserie, l’alcool nous masse tout le haut du corps tellement il est réconfortant. C’est liquoreux et ça semble plus corpulent au fil des gorgées. Celle-ci vaut amplement son prix. Brassin 2013 Nº 002 (1015-160214)


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