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RATINGS: 538   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4365) - 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 (1605) - 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 (1271) - 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 (1017) - 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 (1981) - 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 (4153) - Alingss, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2622) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Number 700. Bomber to a tulip. Pours hazy copper with very little head or lacing. Sweet toffee, caramel, brown sugar and bourbon notes. Vanilla and oak are additional layers in the flavor profile... Smooth sweet boozy finish... Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4374) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Style et rsum: Imperial special bitter.
Comment: Dgustation Manseau 2016. Vintage 2012
Portrait: Une robe cuivre qui ne mousse pas. Un nez de caramel sur du caramel avec du bois. Une bouche trs puissante avec du caramel amre. Une finale tout en amertume avec de lalcool. Correct.
Note: 7/10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Not getting much out of the aroma (slight cold), but getting a sweet smell, and a slight grassy or floral hint every once in a while. When pouring, it looks orangish in colour, but in the glassware it is a light, murky toffee. Two finger offwhite, slightly foamy head that goes to a decent lacing. Getting a caramel flavor, with sweetness. There is a light hop bitterness towards the end, but nothing too strong. Mouthfeel afterwards has a slight oakiness to it. Pretty smooth beer. I am not overly familiar with the style, so nothing really stuck out. Having said that, I enjoyed the taste. It is a bit boozy though (as I didnt realize it was a 12%). I will try again while having it with a different meal, and more appropriate glassware.


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