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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,543
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 173
Gots: 737 | FT: 81
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

RichD, Dec 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

nh2032, Dec 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ChanChan, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

draimegould, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Cody66, Dec 07, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage. Bottled on 06/15/12. Poured in to FW tulip.

A - Dark amber with a ruby glow around the edges. Half a finger of taupe coloured head.

S - Sweet up front with dark caramel, brown sugar and toffee aromas dominating. Some lighter raisin, vanilla and toasted oak aromas are also present.

T - Toffee, caramel and brown sugar are dominant. The barrel notes are secondary but very much part of the palate, adding vanilla and toasted oak flavours. There is a warming alcohol presence throughout that perfectly cuts through the sweetness. The background adds lighter raisin and fig flavours.

M - Medium body. Slightly sticky. Low carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jayp82, Dec 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Sqweekers, Dec 06, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage. Pours a murky dark brown color with almost no head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is boozey with some dark fruits, brown sugar, some spices and caramel. Earthy with some nice notes from the barrel. The tastes is earthy booze upfront with some sweet caramel. Vanilla and booze at the finish. Reminds me a bit of a Scotch Ale. Heavy mouthfeel. Pretty tasty slow sipper with a nice boozey, barrel aged flavor. Overall, another hit by Firestone Walker.

PicoPapa, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

stabbingcontest, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tt0027, Dec 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Dank26, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Hugonaut13, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

AaronBurr, Dec 01, 2012
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AndrewMichael, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A coppery pour leads to a dark ruby-ice tea coloring in the vessel. A creamy, frothy tan head is sturdy at one finger high while a head strong carbonation factor showing a rush of golden micro-beads, densely packed and rushing feverishly upward to rebuild the head. Retention was resilient, providing a thick sheet lacing.

S: Nice touch of burbon barell woodiness, tea with some herbal notes and dry malt.

T: Boozy dry caramel, apple, burbon and oak woodiness are the fine highlights here. Warm toasted richiness, toffee, cola, with a hint of toasted coconut and caramel/butterscotch. Alcohol is nicely balanced, evident but not overwhelming with the 12% blending beautifully with the rich malty flavors. Bite of cough medicine alcohol upon warming.

M: Malty mouthful, boozy, lightly syrupy with a slippery smooth texture.

O: Overall, boozy, solidly brewed. clean making for a smooth malt bomb to sip slowly by the fireplace on a wintery night.

beerthulhu, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Pelican5, Nov 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

bbreneman, Nov 29, 2012
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,543 ratings.