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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,290 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,290
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 157
Gots: 580 | FT: 56
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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Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +8%
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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Massachusetts

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New Jersey

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Florida

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
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

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Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,290 ratings.