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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   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 wouldn’t get it over Sucaba or definitely Parabola, but I would have this again.


3.9
beerplace (2330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
A pour from the bottle from ES (thx, Jamey!) on Black Christmas V. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity bourbon. Same taste. Very nice.

3.7
Bebum (1126) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 Medium amber, clear. Medium to full body, silky texture, flavorful, little carbonation but extreme heat, average length. Sweet, hint of bitterness. Malty, caramel, boozy. Typical barley wine, very tasty.

3.8
Garrold (5844) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle, shared at Northern Monk. Deepest, ruby red. Foamy, beige head. Nose has oaky vanilla. Toffee apple. Baked apple. Big on the caramel, with notes of wafer and ripe vine fruit. Taste is sweet and oaky, with some boozy bitterness. Full on mouthfeel. Rich and sweet. Bit of booze to finish. Standard stuff.

3.7
Borresteijn (7602) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
66cl Bottle sample at Potjepalooza. Hazy amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, vanilla, sweet malts, sticky, dried apricots, raisins, oak, caramel/toffee. Flavour follows, quite sweet and sticky, toffee, raisin, apricot, oak, alcohol, vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Nice, but a bit too sweet for me.

4.2
ShivanDragon (4704) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. pours amber, unfiltered, hazy, wit a white head. aroma is pretty sweet, dark fruit, coffee, caramel, toffee, nice taste of alcohol, pretty sweet, quite alcoholic, caramel, toffee, raisins, oak, full, lovely taste, bourbon, full body, very nice.

3.7
caesar (7398) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle @ Potjepalooza, 10 cl sample. Almost clear amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and toasted malts, bit orange marmalade. Soft sweetness, toffee, marmalade. Drinks way too easy for a 12% beer.

3.8
skortila (6014) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottled. Small sample @ Potjepalooza’s this-is-not-a-tickfest tickfest. The aroma has strong caramels, bit booze ’n’ oak . Bit hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with an off-white head. the taste is moderate sweet with bitterness, caramel malt, oak. Not omplex, but quite tasty. Nice.

4
PotjeBier (3838) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. Clear amber color. Light beige head, quickly receding. Aroma’s: toffee, red fruit, sweet. Retronasal it’s sweet, caramel, fruity. Flavor is above moderate sweet, fruity. Above medium bodied. Caramellish and fruity finish.

3.9
Maakun (6814) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Potjepalooza. Slight hazy amber with beige head and some small floaters. Lots of caramel, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, fudge, light flowery, dried apricot and some mango. Quite fruity with lots of malt and bourbon. Full bodied. Nice stuff.

3.9
sjogro (5116) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Hazy amber with offwhite head. Sweet malts, toast, caramel, sweet syrup. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Syruppy, sticky sweetness. Quite nice.


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