Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 1,288 | Reviews: 252 | Display Reviews Only:
4.6/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Clear ruby color. Not much in the way of lacing or head. Very attractive in the light.
Aroma: Pleasant aromas of vanilla, toasted nuts, and some alcohol.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Strong flavors of caramel, sweet vanilla, toffee, and toasted coconut. Tingly mouthfeel on the tongue, with a bit of alcohol warmth and flavor. Roasted/toasted nut flavors surface occasionally, with a rich finish of toffee and nutty malts. The mouthfeel is tingly, but also has a smooth, buttery texture and flavor that really holds all of the elements together.
Final Word: Buy it on the spot, no questions asked! Firestone Walker beers are rarely available outside of the West Coast, much less a reserve series like the Double DBA, so you may only ever get one chance to taste it barring a move to California (though it’d probably be worth the move). All of the flavors in this beer work in perfect harmony to create a drink that sips like a liquid dessert, but without being too sweet or overbearing. Drink it when the air outside is chilly, and let the warm, roasted flavors wrap you up like a blanket.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 19:11:38 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.85/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Deep amber with a few islands of white foam and a thin collar.
Smell - Bourbon. Sweet caramel. Barrel notes behind the sugars. Some faint coconut.
Taste - Sharp bourbon. Oak, vanilla, and coconut. Sweet toffee malts, but a dry, oaky finish.
Mouthfeel - Dry and oaky. Not too sweet, which is nice, but a little astringent.
Overall - Decent barrel and pretty tasty, but monotonous.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 01:24:37 | More by Alieniloquium
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.