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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,265
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 153
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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nUgZ

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter. Thanks to SanFranJake for this opportunity!!

A: Pours a somewhat clear burgundy color with a half finger head and minimal lacing.

S: Sweet smelling at first with a lot of vanilla and oak aged aromas. Bourbon is present as well.

T: Much like the smell, but not as smooth. There are vanilla and oak flavors as well as some alcohol, bourbon, and caramel. There is also a slight champagne or white wine aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: Pretty good, but it would probably benefit from some more aging. Personally, I prefer my Lukcy Basartd and Double Bastards over this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 21:44:21 | More by nUgZ
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Aroma: was floral booze, bourbon, caramel, soft dark fruits and slight smoky tones.
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Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.