Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dalahodson:
4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Double a double can be good or it can be bad. In the case of this brew, it's quite good. Poured a copper color with a small cream head. Light lacing on the glass. The smell is malty, wood and yes sweet. The mouth feel is smooth and sweet, a bit to sweet for me. There is no alcohol after taste. Full of Carmel toffee and oak. This one goes down very easy, and at 12 percent this could be a bad thing! A wonderful after dinner sipping brew. Firestone is getting very good with the oak barrels in there brewing.
Serving type: on-tap
10-06-2013 16:08:16 | More by dalahodson
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4.39/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
a wonderful showcase of the bourbon barrel here. different than all the stouts and thick sticky blends they do, this is a lighter (in color and in roastiness) malt bill than a lot of their big barreled beers. i think it lets the wood and the bourbon flavors really present themselves well. english sort of grain profile to this, sweet and sappy, caramel like, and full bodied. the beer looks about right for what it claims to be, toffee colored beer with bronzed amber edges. not much head from the tap, or at least it settles down pretty quickly. tons and tons of sweet vanilla on the nose, this has very obviously spent a great deal of time resting on bourbon. a sturdy char on the barrel too helps to add depth and mellow what i cant believe isnt hot alcohol. its so well hidden here. there is even some hops in the finish of this one, more than just the requisite english bittering hops, i get a dried straw and corn husk character from them, in addition to just enough bitterness to balance some of the left over sugars in the finish of this. complex and woody, this is a great example of firestone walkers ability to barrel age beers. tons of the whiskey character comes through, and i like the coppery sweet caramel malt. a real treat to drink, it warms up well, and i think its different than what we usually expect from barleywine.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 16:35:59 | More by StonedTrippin
4.54/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2013 Bottle. Poured into a goblet.
A: Opaque caramel color. Moderate carbonation. Static bubbles against the glass. Serious condensation on the outside of the glass as the brew is 38 degrees and my apartment is 78. Thin rim of light brown head around the edge.
S: Toffee, caramel, and figs. Strong booze, but not at all overpowering.
T: Sweet and malty notes of toffee, caramel and vanilla. A smooth tawny port wine. As the beer approaches room temperate I get some more nutty notes as well, such as sweeter hazelnut. The finish is long and powdery.
M: Moderately carbonated and extremely velvety. Boozy warmth.
D: I only bought one due to the price tag, but wish I had cleared the shelf of the three of four boxes they had. This beer does not need any more age, which is good, because I am not sure I could resist. I have been trying to convert my port wine drinking dad to beers for years, and this may be just the one to do it.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 23:51:05 | More by antott0523
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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