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Hell On Wood - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | 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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%

Deep brown-red with maroon tones. Lovely collar formed, sudded over (my fault), and started solidifying. Looks great.

A lot of oak barrel in the nose. Apple, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, Calvados, dank citrus hop presence... warmth is this beer's best friend.

Yep. It's an oak bomb. That's not the worst thing in the world, but mind you, it's oppressive. Whiskey takes shotgun, with the barrel driving, and provides vanilla and buttery caramel. Big malty presence kicks in with dark dried fruits (raisin and date). Hoppiness is mostly leftover bitterness and some dank citrus. Hint of toasted marshmallow. Nice.

Sticky body at a medium-full gait. Nice effervescent levels in a 10%+ beer. Sips well. Good feel. Alcohol never oversteps its boundaries.

A good barleywine, for sure. I'd love to try the base beer.

05-28-2014 13:54:41 | More by thecheapies
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

03-22-2014 03:58:32 | More by megamass
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-17-2014 00:32:28 | More by lostandwandering
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

06-07-2014 18:50:12 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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dmk91

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-29-2014 19:56:50 | More by dmk91
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PeterParker

New Jersey

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
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-14-2014 13:06:43 | More by JMS1512
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-14-2014 11:43:37 | More by ConradKenney
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bum732

Lesotho

3/5  rDev -25.7%

03-06-2014 16:05:02 | More by bum732
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

03-22-2014 01:08:48 | More by apasternak
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gillagorilla

Maryland

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
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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
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rankandfile

Maryland

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
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-07-2014 00:47:11 | More by buzzy
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New Jersey

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

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Pennsylvania

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

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Hell On Wood from DuClaw Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.