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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,300
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 158
Gots: 595 | FT: 57
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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antott0523

New Jersey

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
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KnowYourCraft

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2014 23:26:24 | More by KnowYourCraft
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2014 19:12:13 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2014 17:44:26 | More by csfcmitchell
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-13-2014 04:13:56 | More by bret717
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Warlocks-Passage

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-13-2014 03:08:27 | More by Warlocks-Passage
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PickleBucket29

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-12-2014 14:32:09 | More by PickleBucket29
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djteiwaz


5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-11-2014 16:12:48 | More by djteiwaz
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jackmax

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-11-2014 02:37:06 | More by jackmax
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-10-2014 20:00:21 | More by Prospero
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-09-2014 19:57:02 | More by lakersfan16
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-08-2014 03:19:18 | More by GClarkage
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jmkoller11

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-07-2014 21:53:01 | More by jmkoller11
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jawas

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-07-2014 03:12:04 | More by jawas
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-07-2014 03:09:17 | More by wrightst
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2014 20:34:52 | More by Soneast
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Drew26

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-06-2014 04:03:31 | More by Drew26
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2014 03:55:44 | More by rdooley
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bnelson997

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-05-2014 22:28:31 | More by bnelson997
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-05-2014 04:40:12 | More by Petegrieco
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-04-2014 12:12:03 | More by Bunuelian
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Paul_PABrewNews

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage.

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
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-02-2014 01:21:46 | More by Jmbbabson
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RonBurgundyDF


5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-01-2014 19:26:10 | More by RonBurgundyDF
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randyb0007

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-01-2014 03:46:43 | More by randyb0007
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,300 ratings.