Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,634
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 170
Gots: 773 | FT: 91
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-16-2009)
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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in a great trade with Mike. 2012 vintage. Dark amber-orange pour with a quickly fading two finger beige head with decent lacing. The nose is bold and complex with tons of buttery toffee and caramel along with hints of oak, vanilla, coconut, and subtle dark fruits. The taste mirrors the nose with huge caramel and molasses up front along with hints of vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, toasted coconut, booze, tobacco, and oak. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice creaminess and smooth, but warming finish. It gets crazy drinkable as it warms. Overall, this is a bold and flavorful beer that just kept improving as I drank it.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

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2.84/5  rDev -33.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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1.2/5  rDev -72%

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3.6/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Appearance: Has a hazy orange glow with some copper tones. Poured totally opaque which is always welcome in a barrel aged beer. Topped beautifully with a creamy copper/orange head which dissipated to nothing very quickly.
Aroma: Smells of dark ripe fruits (figs & Dates), Bourbon whiskey, and slightly sweet from lightly toasted malt.
Taste: Taste mirrors the aroma with some alcohol burn coming in from the 12% and the lighter body of this brew. It has a semi-cloying sweetness that I didn't expect from it. The up front on this beer is smooth and amazing, but the finish sticks in the back of the throat and is a little rough.
Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation upfront that seemed to fade very quickly which is why I'm assuming the rough alcohol burn lingered a little too long on the end.
Overall: I liked it and thought it was fairly impressive, not very familiar with the style but I enjoyed it. My only wish is for a little more carbonation and aging to get the back end a little smoother.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.76/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

22 oz bomber poured into a Firestone Walker 6 oz. brandy snifter

Appearance: A lovely ruby, orange colored beer, clear, shiny, head disappeared fairly quickly, little to no bubbles, a really nice looking beer.

Aroma: Big coconut, candy, toffee aromas on the nose, toasted coconut, macaroons, vanilla, caramel, very sweet aromas, not getting any alcohol on the nose, smells great.

Taste: Like the nose, big toasted coconut, macaroons, toffee, candy, vanilla, sweet malts, there is a bitterness that gives way to all these different sweet flavors, some alcohol burn on the back end, taste really good.

Mouthfeel: medium mouthfeel, dry finish, not a big syrupy beer.

Overall: I love this beer, FW has the best barrel aged program in the country, too bad this is discontinued, not as smooth as Sucaba, but I think this has a rougher profile than Sucaba, really good, worth $16.99 per bottle, where ever I find it, I am buying and saving it, a must try.

Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,634 ratings.