Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.54/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2013 Bottle. Poured into a goblet.
A: Opaque caramel color. Moderate carbonation. Static bubbles against the glass. Serious condensation on the outside of the glass as the brew is 38 degrees and my apartment is 78. Thin rim of light brown head around the edge.
S: Toffee, caramel, and figs. Strong booze, but not at all overpowering.
T: Sweet and malty notes of toffee, caramel and vanilla. A smooth tawny port wine. As the beer approaches room temperate I get some more nutty notes as well, such as sweeter hazelnut. The finish is long and powdery.
M: Moderately carbonated and extremely velvety. Boozy warmth.
D: I only bought one due to the price tag, but wish I had cleared the shelf of the three of four boxes they had. This beer does not need any more age, which is good, because I am not sure I could resist. I have been trying to convert my port wine drinking dad to beers for years, and this may be just the one to do it.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 23:51:05 | More by antott0523
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
This ale was amazing and it will get better with age.
Appearance: Poured a lovely muted orange/amber in hue. Slight bottle conditioning added to a mild cloudiness as the bottle was emptied.
Aroma: was floral booze, bourbon, caramel, soft dark fruits and slight smoky tones.
Taste: Sweet Caramel, Burnt Brown Sugars Touch of Raisins and lovely floral boozy notes.
Earthy woody hops add to the ale with a playful bitterness.
Body: It was soft and smooth, only a hint of a sticky sweetness remained, they abv and hops dried it out a touch at the end.
Overall a wonderful ale, that I know will be even better with age, I hope to track down another bottle soon. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 16:47:53 | More by Paul_PABrewNews
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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