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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 169
Gots: 656 | FT: 68
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-16-2009)
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TruePerception

California

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Firestone's Double DBA, barrel-aged imperial special bitter. 12% ABV.

A: Nice smoky haze upon opening. A little less than a finger of lopsided head. Seems to be no lacing. Clear, slightly-orange red, with tiny grey sediment suspended throughout. Golden yellow in the dimple, with more suspended sediment. (4.5)

S: Deep, fruity molasses. Malty. Some bourbon and oakiness, but it's lighter than Firestone's other BA offerings. Lightly browned cereal grain (a la, whole grain Cheerios). I'm having trouble nailing down the fruit smell I'm getting. Something along the lines of fig or tamarind. Toffee. (4.5)

T/MF: Flavor is darker, and with more caramel notes, than the basic DBA. Rich fruity toffee. Dried cherry, plum. More of that malted cereal grain. Slight char note on the back end of all those caramel and toffee notes. Booziness is well masked. Slightly soft mouthfeel. Slight, bittersweet chocolate note. Very slight grassiness, but it very well hidden underneath the other flavors. (4.5/4.25)

Overall: Decent amount of sweetness along with the flavors makes this more of a dessert beer, to me. Quite glad I was able to try this before it was gone!(4.5)

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

08-20-2014 03:55:59 | More by TruePerception
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Domvan

Texas

4.94/5  rDev +16%

09-01-2014 23:26:01 | More by Domvan
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Donco

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

2014 vintage. First time drinking this FW variety.
Poured into my trusty Stone tulip glass.
Appearance: Rusty gold color. Minimal lacing and carb bubbles.
Smell: Wonderful oak, toffee, bourbon, vanilla. As it warms the aroma is even more pronounced and wonderful.
Taste: Amazingly smooth and mellow for a 12% sipper. Some sweetness is cut by the oak and alcohol. Amazing complexity of vanilla/toffee/buttery/cinnamon/bourbon/dark fruit.
Overall: Great brew and highly recommended. FW is my favorite when it comes to barrel aging and this one is superb. I have another bottle that I'm going to age for at least 6 months to make a comparison. Understand it's going away but hopefully will return someday!

09-01-2014 23:06:33 | More by Donco
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Virginia

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Florida

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Ohio

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California

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New Jersey

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Massachusetts

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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%

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Massachusetts

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Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,401 ratings.