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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 154
Gots: 554 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-16-2009)
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Depends on the mood you're in - barley wine but the whiskey ends up being the hero on the nose and tongue. Looks a bit flat in the glass with little carbonation action but upon taste it is more present than expected - even better than the norm for this style. Nose has whiskey, honey and maybe some syrup. Flavor is strong with the same and as expected brings some heat on the back side.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2012 21:57:04 | More by Oakenator
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Appearance: Poured a lovely muted orange/amber in hue. Slight bottle conditioning added to a mild cloudiness as the bottle was emptied.
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Taste: Sweet Caramel, Burnt Brown Sugars Touch of Raisins and lovely floral boozy notes.
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Body: It was soft and smooth, only a hint of a sticky sweetness remained, they abv and hops dried it out a touch at the end.

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Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.