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Hell On Wood - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oriolesfan4 on 03-01-2014)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a billowy white head of one finger height. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Just like its non-barrel aged brother (Devil’s milk) the aroma of the beer is heavy of sweeter aromas of caramel and toffee. Mixed with these smells are some aromas a lightly floral and earthy nature, but these are rather light overall. Some oaky and woody flavors as well as a moderately strong dark fruit aroma of cherry and fig are there mixing with a bit of a boozy smell nicely, creating a rather warming smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins, just as the Devil’s Milk does, with a very sweet and malty taste with plenty of caramel and toffee sweetness matched with a good showing of a bready nature. As the flavor advances some of the fruit flavors that were detected in the nose come to the tongue with some cherry hitting the tongue. Here is where it diverges slightly from the Devil’s Milk, with some flavors of oak and wood coming to the tongue. Again however sweeter tastes later come, with a good lot of candied sugar and a bit of some lighter fruit flavors of orange and pear. A bit of hop flavors also come to the tongue; consisting mainly of a floral and citrus nature. Some more boozy and oaky flavors joint the flavor profile in the end and with a light earthy flavor coming to the tongue, leaving one with a rather sweet and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The beer was average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to lightly below average. The lower carbonation is very appropriate for the sweet flavors of the brew, but a slightly thicker body may have accentuated the wood/oak flavors of the brew better.

Overall – Very Similar to Devil’s Milk in nature; just with some hints of wood and oak and maybe a hint more of booze. If choosing between this and Devil’s milk and this and if they are at the same price, then choose this, but if you have to spend much more, save your money and just go with the Devil’s as they are not all that much different.

Darkmagus82, Jul 24, 2014
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Hell On Wood from DuClaw Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.