Hell On Wood - DuClaw Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bone53:
4.14/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit
Appearance: Clear burnt orange color with a one finger light beige head. An outstanding looking brew
Smell: Sweet malt (caramel, brown sugar), with a woody, vanilla Bourbon character. The warmer it gets, the more my nose picks up the alcohol.
Taste: caramel malt, burnt sugar, slight molasses, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and also some nice hop characteristics. It's sweet upfront then mellows into a nice aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, but quite light for the style. Slight bitterness
Overall: This is my first DuClaw offering, and I'm really enjoying it. I would recommend this as a starter BA barleywine. Although not quite as prominent in flavor as some highly rated beers in the style, this gets the job done at a reasonable price. I will return to this again as a budget barleywine
06-13-2014 07:06:46 | More by Bone53
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours dark ruby red with barely a head to it.
Smells sweet. Candied fruits, malty goodness. Burnt sugar. Touch of booze. Smells very enticingly sweet.
Taste is sweet, yet not as sweet as the smell though. Some sugary fruit and alcohol. Lots of bourbon flavor. Really good. Mostly on the back end but so nice.
Smooth and thin with almost no carbonation. Bit of a warmth in the aftertaste.
This is a very good barleywine. Top of the line in my opinion. Definitely getting a lot of the bourbon barrel character. Really like this.
03-13-2014 00:45:10 | More by PeterParker
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter
A: A hazy and cloudy amber copper brown. Minimalist head that dissipates immediately with only a bit of a collar.
S: Slight bourbon and lots of sweet malts. There are even some nice hops in there with slight citrus notes and some pine.
T: Sweet but restrained. Not too boozy, only a bit of heat and a nice warming to it. Extremely drinkable. I actually like the booze/bourbon in this, compared to say that of BCBBW. Just sweet enough with a great barleywine flavor that is all malt. Sometimes the booze will hit just right and be quite strong.
M: Sharp and crisp. Nice carbonation.
O: I still need to try the regular Devil's Milk. but I am slowly warming up to DuClaw more and more.
04-12-2014 03:05:22 | More by gillagorilla
3.39/5 rDev -16.1%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy medium brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bourbon, fruits, malts. Taste is alcohol, bourbon, sugar, more alcohol. Feels medium bodied and boozy in the mouth and overall isn't a bad beer, but a bit to boozy for my liking.
03-17-2014 12:47:23 | More by tone77
4.21/5 rDev +4.2%
The mouthfeel was a bit watery for a bourbon barreled barley wine style but yea, I love just about all things bourbon barreled. and I may have been spoiled by the Bourbon County 123 but this is some great stuff for the price. The price kind of reminds me of the halcyon days when nobody seemed to know the awesomeness of GI Bourbon County and I was still buying bombers of it in March.
03-05-2014 22:01:57 | More by rankandfile
Hell On Wood from DuClaw Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.