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RATINGS: 541   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (8004) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Draft at blind tiger with Tom, Paul and Andy. Pours a deep amber body with ligh lacing. Aroma is maple, molasses and toffee. Light booze nose. Mouthfeel is slick with notes of sweet maple syrup, sweet fruity malts, light molasses and oak.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1447) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Likriges, stark auf der Insel angesiedeltes Strong Ale, mit sanften Zug zum sen Belgien. Bourbonfassgentleman too und auch krutrige Nuancen sind ihn nicht fremd. BIG. 0,2/2!!!!!! Euro. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017. Aus dem Bomber ;)...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (1165) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Thanks Steven for sharing the bottle! 2014 Vintage poured into a wineglass showing highly filtered caramel brown with no head. The nose shows a lot of bourbon with a sweet note running throughout. The palate is thin bodied with no carbonation. Bourbon forward with hints of caramel, toffee, and light figs. An extreme amount of alcoholic spiciness dominates throughout making this very difficult to appreciate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1706) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. Vintage 2013. Aroma is booze, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, barrel. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, hops, booze, barrel, toffee, dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, woody caramel booze aftertaste. Overall, very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4516) - Sofia, BULGARIA - DEC 27, 2016
Boxed bomber pours slightly hazy chestnut amber with a 1.5-finger, lasting off-white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, toast, oak, earth. The flavor is quite sweet, lots of toffee, -bal character, booze, slight bitter finish. Fairly full-bodied, somewhat hot but not more than youd expect. Good, but hard to get through too much of the bottle in a sitting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1695) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Thanks to Brian for this long time want. Vintage 2014. Robe ambre plutt claire affichant des teintes rouges pourpres. Tte cossue pour une bire de ce type. Armes complexes et volutifs. Froid le liquide laisse chapper des armes de gteau auc bananes et brisures de chocolat. Cest tonnant et trs plaisant. Plus le liquide respire et se rchauffe, ces armes tendent sestomper pour faire place un sucre plus important et moins complexe o sinstallent un raisin rouge et quelques fruits confits. Beaucoup de saveurs de sucre dorge en bouche et heureusement, mes lvres ne collent pas. Une belle prsence de bois vanill, de malts caramliss sur un fond de chocolat au lait. Asswz lingue en bouche, un bomber de Barley Wine qui se boit franchement bien.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (1319) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2016
Kopparfrgad klar med vit skum. Doftar och smakar karamellmalt, lite humle och ek. Ganska st med dold alkohol

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (1022) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Smell is general malt. Taste is pretty malty ale with some bitterness and butterscotch. Medium body, medium carbonation, some foam, and a bit of heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (2079) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2016 Poured from a 2012 vintage bottle. Aroma is very malt forward with tons of layers of caramel. Some lighter toffee, treacle and burnt sugar notes. Some light oak. Medium light hop notes with an herbal, woody note. Light alcohol spice. Pours a murky, light brown with some copper hues and medium sized, medium thin, dark tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Light lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is very sweet with a lot of caramel, burnt sugar, lighter toffee notes and a touch of a roast note. Moderate raisin notes with some cherry, fig and prune. Medium bitterness and some light alcohol spice. Hints of oak. Medium light to light hop notes with a spicy, herbal and woodsy note. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent beer. Similar to a barleywine with a lot of caramel malt notes with some dried fruit and hop notes. Easier drinking than I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4253) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Poured a murky dark orange copper colour with a slight creamy head. Nose of english style malts, sweet orange, vanilla, silky butter, oak, alcohol spice, bourbon, apricots, marmalade. Taste is silky buttery, fruits, and spirit. Bit of a hot finish. Pretty weird barley wine. Have had better beers from them.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2797) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
Sampled @ omhper, thanks. No head. Opaque amber color. Big dark caramell aroma. Sweet malty taste with a big and a perfectly balanced bitterness.


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