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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1149
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.2%


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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Beer-A-Lot

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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An excellent sipper. Smooth, easy drinking. Gets even better as it warms. Although the barrel smells and tastes are fairly forward, they don't overwhelm to make it too boozy. For a 12 percenter, this goes down so smoothly and easy. Tons of complex caramel and sugary tastes. Beautifully crafted. Just a delight to drink. Can't wait to consume my bottle being aged as we speak. Yum.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2013 00:55:03 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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2012 bomber into a snifter. Served at fridge temp, allowed to warm ~30 mins.

Appearance: Unexpectedly light; I guess I was expecting something more like §ucaba, but this looks more like unfiltered apple cider. Cloudy reddish brown. Basically nonexistent head.

Smell: Now the smell is a lot more like §ucaba—caramel, vanilla, barrel, whipped cream. Maybe it's just because I've got apple cider in my brain now, but I also pick up a lot of bright apple notes. Smells really delicious.

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Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,149 ratings.