Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Hard to review this beer. It's still pretty damn fresh right now, only being on the market for about a month now topps.
A - A bit lighter than a cherry red, good head on a semi-aggressive pour but receeds to nothing within a minute or so. Good.
S - Toffee, light Butterscotch and all barrel from that point on (coconut, vanilla, oak and Whiskey) Besides the Toffee, this one is all about the Barrel.
T - Mirrors nose but this is a one trick pony. What I mean by that is that this beer is all barrel BUT balanced!! Not too hot and not over-bourboned. The only bit of the base beer I get is strong notes of toffee. Otherwise, as I mentioned...this is all balanced classic house FW Barrel flavor profile. A wee bit boozy but COME ON...is this not expected for a Barrel Aged ALE? Very nice.
M - OK...here's where it's hard to review. It's the easiest drinking barrel aged beer I've ever had. I'm not used to such a light body for this style while still holding so much great Barrel flavor. At 12%, I could easily kill this 22oz in an hour or less. I usually prefer more body to the barrel aged style, but the base beer is a Ale afterall, which is why I'm giving such a high score, and well deserved I'd say DAMNIT!
O - Another solid score but I'm not jumping out of my shoes, but really...I don't have any other Barrel Aged Ales to compare it to. It's delicious! I'd be very curious as to what age will do to this beer. Hopefully bring out more of the base beer BUT, the big barrel flavor dominating right now is quite sublime while still being a "one trick pony." I wish this year's Parabola had more of this much Barrel influence BTW.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2012 00:19:16 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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4.38/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
This ale was amazing and it will get better with age.
Appearance: Poured a lovely muted orange/amber in hue. Slight bottle conditioning added to a mild cloudiness as the bottle was emptied.
Aroma: was floral booze, bourbon, caramel, soft dark fruits and slight smoky tones.
Taste: Sweet Caramel, Burnt Brown Sugars Touch of Raisins and lovely floral boozy notes.
Earthy woody hops add to the ale with a playful bitterness.
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.
Overall a wonderful ale, that I know will be even better with age, I hope to track down another bottle soon. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 16:47:53 | More by Paul_PABrewNews
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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