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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,690
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 180
Gots: 816 | FT: 101
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-16-2009

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4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my mother and father in law for this most excellent Christmas gift.

Appearance. Pours a deep, hazy burnt orange with almost a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Rich oak and vanilla, bourbon and sweet caramel malts, some brown sugar and a bit of woody spice.

Taste. Caramel, vanilla, barrel wood and bourbon with a little chocolate and coconut.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation and some nice smooth boozy warmth.

Overall. A nice big but smooth sipper that actually goes down quite easy.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of scottfrie
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter. Batch 1.

A: Pours a deep caramel color with a couple fingers of light tan soft head that faded to faint film leaving spotty lace down the glass.
S: Caramel, raisins, toffee, toast, and light vanilla. Boozy.
T: More toast and roast, toasted grains, toffee, boozy barrel, piny hops, and earthy spice. Solid bitterness in the finish with a hint of milk chocolate. The aftertaste is warming, boozy and spicy with hints of vanilla and leather.
M: Full body, thick and slick mouthfeel, bitter, warming, and low carbonation.
O: Very good complexity and flavor. A couple more months of age and I think this beer will be even more awesome.

Photo of shehateme
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A ...amber /copper tiny head
S...vanilla ,bourbon carmelized sugar
T...ooo Firestone you've done it again .i don't know what bourbon barrels Firestone uses but they should be the standard for beer aging .Huge bourbon ,vanilla and sugar shine through the perfect boozyness
M...still not sure what mouthfeel is
O...the barrel program at Firestone is heads and tails above every other that I have tried ,and this is no exception this beer seems to sit on the shelves in my area ,and now I'm glad it does will make this a staple in my rotation .

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jmaharaj
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Translucent brown with a glint of red. Thin off white head that sizzles until it completely disappears. This is meant to be a thick boozy beer and it very much looks the part. Viscous and ominously serene this looks like its going to pack a punch. Big, big malts on the nose. Caramel and swollen raisins just below the boozy tingle. brown sugar and a hint of bourbon and cola. The taste is very much the same. Big, long and complex. Prickly alcohol heat up front that drops into the malts. Each flavor holds it own but they swirl well together. No detectable hop bitterness which is a little disappointing, but an imperial barrel aged bitter was always going to be about the malt. Mouth feel is wonderful, viscous with a light but aggressive carbonation.
Very nice beer. Perfect for sipping. Maybe not exactly suited if want you want is in fact a English pale, but very good.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-09-05 in Norristown, PA at Capones (from tasting notes)

A - Brewed tea brown with a short tan head and light lace.

S - Very mild malt. Not much aroma but there were food odors present.

T - Rich, rich toffee and roasted malt, spice. Hop oil flavor but not overly-bitter. Rich aftertaste of dark cherry and alcohol.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Creamy, oily, thick.

O - Very enjoyable. LIked it as well or perhaps a bit more than the DBA.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,690 ratings.