Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.56/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Been sitting on my 2013 for a few months. An unseasonably cold night like tonight seemed the perfect time to pour it. Bomber into a snifter:
A – Refractive, amber brown with a slight head and reasonable amount of lacing. Nice clarity.
S – Strong vanilla and toffee, with an enticing mélange of plum, raisin, lemon zest, and oak and pipe tobacco. Not as robust as something like the BCBBW, but nicely forthright. Rich but unadorned.
T – Caramel and toffee, coffee and figs. A little lemon tartness, but mostly stewed fruit and vanilla bourbon notes. Also, just a hint of bitterness in the back end. Like every other Reserve Series ale I’ve tried, the barrel-aging has accented a strong, flavorful base in a way that adds some pleasing hotness and decadent bourbon notes without overwhelming.
M – Stings just the right amount, with a heavy, sticky feel that lingers on the tongue and cheeks.
O - This is a bloody treat. With this, Sucaba, and Parabola (and to a lesser extent, Velvet Merkin), I’m coming to the conclusion that FW is incapable of a subpar barrel-aged beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 01:03:55 | More by TheCuriograph
4.44/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2013 Vintage poured into a snifter.
A - A slightly hazy, carmel color with minimal head.
S - A wonderful carmel smell with plenty of oak and a little coconut.
T - Carmel and alcohol up front with a rich malty middle and just a hint of hops on the end.
M - Smooth, a little on the thin side with minimal carbonation.
O - A very good example of a barley wine. Should age very well.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:26:24 | More by kdahnke123
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.