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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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This year, we aged a limited quantity of our award winning (Brewers Association of Maryland Governors Cup gold medal winner in 2006, 2007 and 2008) Barleywine, Devils Milk, in Kentucky White Oak Bourbon barrels to create a uniquely tempting new brew. Hell On Wood is medium/full-bodied and amber in color with a thin, persistent, off-white head. Its mesmerizing citrus flavors and aromas, accented by notes of charred oak, vanilla, and caramelized sugar, give way to a palate dominating hop finish balanced by smoky, bourbon character and a warming alcohol presence (10.6% alcohol by volume). Theres no escape; prepare to fall to the seductive power of Hell On Wood!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 18, 2014
From12oz bottle. Pours a murky light brown with a touch of off white head. Sweet (honey) aroma. Creamy mouthfeel to go with the sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1732) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy caramel color, small white head. Sweet bourbon and malt smell. Sweet bourbon flavor with a mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1889) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Aroma of barley and malt. Dark amber colour no head. Taste of Scotch with an whiskey palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2884) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
Thin tan head with fair retention and minimal lacing. Hazy, amber hued brew. Nose of booze, berries, light wood and whisky. Body is medium and oily on the palate with a slight carbonation. Notes of rum and whisky with some vanilla and oakey hints too, mild caramel malts and dark fruits. Finish is slight but warm, hint spicy. Heavily sediment,ed. 12oz. bottle from statelineliquors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
12oz bottle frm Spirits Manahawkin. Poured a deep caramel amber body with a smaller off white foamy lasting head. Aroma is nice, wood, light vanilla, toasted coconut, toast, grains, roasted citrus rind, bourbon soaked wood. Medium body that is a bit slick, lighter carbonation, a toch of warmth and a slimy finish, really thinner for a 10.6% beer though. Flavor is the same as the aroma, toasted wood and vanilla with coconut, grains and toast, some citrus as well. Interresting and solid but not mind blowing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3261) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from Canals Hammonton. Pours out a reddish/caramel color with no head. Aroma is campfire, wood, vanilla, light bourbon, toffee and caramel. Taste is complex, some sweet caramel/toffee notes, charred wood, earth, vanilla, some mild dried fruits, and lingering dry alcohol on the finish along with some more lightly smoky fire wood flavors. I like this one, nice cold night beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4531) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Dark amber body, medium to thin light tan head, sparse lacing. Caramel, oak, vanilla, and bourbon all show relatively equal intensity. Medium to full bodied with slick carbonation, moderate sweetness, and just the slightest boozy feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange brown, with a white head. Aroma is fruit, citrusy hops, toffee, and alcohol. Flavor is citrus, toffee, vanilla, and a little wood. Not really getting much bourbon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8540) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3/28/14. 12oz bottle in a Free Beer Week box thanks to dfhhead! Man, he sent me some cool and new beers! Lightly hazy red amber pour with a small khaki head that fades with time and doesnt lace a ton throughout the glass. Boozy aroma, reminds me of vodka in a way, some barrel, plenty of oak, some sweet fruits. Sweet flavor, dark fruits and brown sugar, more wood, booziness, touches of vanilla and coconut. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, dark fruit, bourbon, wood, hints of spice, vanilla and some booze. Overall, I like this and would revisit with some age.
Earlier Rating: 11/30/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle shared by someone at Natifest. Pours a clear caramel/amber color with a small off white film. The aroma and flavor have caramel, bourbon, vanilla, woody, light resiny hops, dark fruits with mild bitterness to the finish. This does show the abv a bit, but the alcohol serves mostly as a warming component.


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