RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3212) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours out a nice, deep ruby/amber color with no head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, oak, vanilla, light dried fruits. Taste is complex, oaky barrel, toffee, caramel, dried bread crust, vanilla, sweet malty notes, more oak chips, and a rather light punch of alcohol considering the higher ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle thanks to Gehrig13, enjoyed in a HF stem.

Pour: Murky caramel color, with a finger and a half of white soapy head. Head recedes for a nice film. Leaves little to no lacing

Smell: Big chewy raisins and figs up front. Lot of candied sugar, caramel and toffee. Sweet bourbon finish.

Taste: Follows the nose but the bourbon sweetness hit first. Chewy raisins and figs, lots of candied sugar and caramel. Finishes with bourbon and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Smooth bourbon heat typical of most FW barrel aged beers. Not too hot. Nice. A definite sipper, and quite chewy.

Overall: I was more impressed with this than I was expecting. Quite good. I probably wouldnt get it over Sucaba or definitely Parabola, but I would have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
22oz bottle. Deep amber brew with some off-white head. Aromas of toffee, vanilla, honey sweetness, oak, toasted malt. Flavor is boozy, lots of caramel malt, wood, toffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2012
bomber thanks to Ratman197. pours a deep ruby/orange with a small off white head. the bourbon / vanilla / oak notes hit you in the face with some caramel malts lingering. med to full body - filled with layers of deep fruits, caramel malts, light oak, vanilla and bourbon. smooth and rich finish which finishes sweet, but not too sweet. a light citrus bitterness is followed by the sweet notes of the barrel and the malts while the citrus hop flavors balance things out. a light alcohol warming rounds things out. excellent beer Matt B.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3371) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch aromas. Bourbon flavors with some alcohol in the flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle at homebrew club meeting. Pours a mostly clear deep amber with a stiff off-white head. Nose is lush and with some marshmallow notes, moderate sweetness & caramel, subtle oak. Huge improvement over the original dba, imo. Big and creamy palate, very well balanced for how sweet it starts. Drying finish. Pretty superb stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (2015) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours red with off tan head big malty cherry bourbon aroma. Taste is matching scotch cherries chocolate and wheat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6145) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is caramel malt, toffee, wood, and a bit of hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Mahogany pour with a thick soapy off white head with lots of sticky lacing. First sniff was a bit of booze vanilla oak and touches of maybe a bourbon and some light syrups. Full well coated palate nicely creamy. Flavor is like a buttery rich esb. Syrups butter and a lightly bitter toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2oz bomber thanks to Jimmie. Poured a hazy dark orange amber body with an average sized foamy off white head. Aroma of English toffee, old caramel, alcohol, old wooden barrels, slight licorice, fruity overall. Medium mouthfeel, softer carbonation, and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of toast, English toffee, caramel, dry soda bread. Solid.

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