Hell On Wood | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We aged a limited quantity of our award winning (Brewer’s Association of Maryland Governor’s Cup gold medal winner in 2006, 2007 and 2008) Barleywine, Devil’s Milk, in Kentucky White Oak Bourbon barrels to create a uniquely tempting new brew. Hell On Wood is medium/full-bodied and amber in color with a thin, persistent, off-white head. Its mesmerizing citrus flavors and aromas, accented by notes of charred oak, vanilla, and caramelized sugar, give way to a palate dominating hop finish balanced by smoky, bourbon character and a warming alcohol presence (10.6% alcohol by volume). There’s no escape; prepare to fall to the seductive power of Hell On Wood!

Added by oriolesfan4 on 03-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,851
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
327
pDev:
10.25%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured a fuzzy copper color with an off-white head.

Smell - The nose brought to mind boozy apricots.

Taste - At the front, I noted a very fruity boozy presence. Notes of fruit cocktail, apricots, raisins, and nutty wood with drier hints at the finish. The beer is quite sweet, but not overly cloying.

Mouthfeel - The sticky booze clung to all parts of the mouth. There was definite viscosity.

Overall - Perhaps some age will mellow the sweetness. The beer drinks more like an English barleywine than an American barleywine.

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like the idea of this brew better than I like the brew itself. Pours nice pretty Amber color like caramel. Smells sweet and almost like malt liquor. Taste is not as quenching as other barrel aged brews. In fact it's really dry and flavor of bourbon sweetens it. Overall I expected more but wtf would cares it's 13% let's get [email protected](€ed up

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another DuClaw, another fantastic brew...

I really like this brewer. Anytime I can pull something new I never hesitate and I am so glad I pulled this off the shelf recently. What I find most amazing about this beer is that even at 13% ABV - you don't really smell it, you sorta taste it - both qualities being as such are a rarity, at least for me - yet, you definitely "feel" it as you partake and enjoy. I found it to be sweet to the nose, smooth and creamy on the tongue, and full of the distinct bourbon flavor you would expect. I dinged it on taste a bit since it had a tinny finish, but otherwise it was very good. I would definitely look for another one to age for a year or so and will be on the lookout for such moving forward.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2018 Draught Subtle citrus, minimal oak with lingering anise.

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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
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3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
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4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
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Hell On Wood from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 327 ratings