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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,353
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 166
Gots: 627 | FT: 62
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-16-2009)
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TruePerception

California

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Firestone's Double DBA, barrel-aged imperial special bitter. 12% ABV.

A: Nice smoky haze upon opening. A little less than a finger of lopsided head. Seems to be no lacing. Clear, slightly-orange red, with tiny grey sediment suspended throughout. Golden yellow in the dimple, with more suspended sediment. (4.5)

S: Deep, fruity molasses. Malty. Some bourbon and oakiness, but it's lighter than Firestone's other BA offerings. Lightly browned cereal grain (a la, whole grain Cheerios). I'm having trouble nailing down the fruit smell I'm getting. Something along the lines of fig or tamarind. Toffee. (4.5)

T/MF: Flavor is darker, and with more caramel notes, than the basic DBA. Rich fruity toffee. Dried cherry, plum. More of that malted cereal grain. Slight char note on the back end of all those caramel and toffee notes. Booziness is well masked. Slightly soft mouthfeel. Slight, bittersweet chocolate note. Very slight grassiness, but it very well hidden underneath the other flavors. (4.5/4.25)

Overall: Decent amount of sweetness along with the flavors makes this more of a dessert beer, to me. Quite glad I was able to try this before it was gone!(4.5)

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

08-20-2014 03:55:59 | More by TruePerception
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jeff1973

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-20-2014 00:16:29 | More by jeff1973
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Birmz

California

3.92/5  rDev -8%

08-19-2014 15:03:23 | More by Birmz
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DudMan

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2014 02:46:23 | More by DudMan
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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JayPeso

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%

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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +8%

A: Pours a dark amber color, with a quickly receding off-white/brownish head.

S: Wow. Lots going on here. Vanilla, oak, coconut, toffee, raisin caramel, earthy hops. I don't want to stop inhaling.

T: Like the nose, Sweet caramel, coconut, and the oaky vanilla notes from the barrel aging stand out. The woody flavor balances with the sweetness very well. There's slight, slight heat from the alcohol, but the high abv is well hidden.

M: moderate carbonation, smooth body.

O: Fantastic beer. Go get it before it's gone. RIP, Double DBA.

08-18-2014 01:50:27 | More by snowmageddon
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +8%

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Nightwish1094

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,353 ratings.