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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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

09-02-2013 09:24:31 | More by fsck
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Rainier

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-02-2013 05:36:07 | More by Rainier
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

09-01-2013 21:17:45 | More by Coldsnack
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Matthew_Taylor

California

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Extremely close to perfection. Hard to compare this beer to others, as it stands alone in taste and quality. I have had this beer on a nitro tap at the brewery and also out of the bottle. A strong beer for an ale, with a definite taste of alcohol strength. The texture is silky, especially out of the nitro-tap, with a bone white head and an amber color.

The taste is fantastic, with a wine-like quality. One of my all-time favorite beers.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-01-2013 20:52:25 | More by Matthew_Taylor
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BlackTuesday

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-31-2013 01:05:17 | More by BlackTuesday
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-31-2013 01:03:57 | More by bcm75
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-30-2013 21:07:25 | More by 2dogbrew
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-30-2013 20:44:18 | More by dfhhead25
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fox227

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-30-2013 13:18:30 | More by fox227
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JacobGumina

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-30-2013 05:06:13 | More by JacobGumina
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Mulder531

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-29-2013 13:13:02 | More by Mulder531
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-29-2013 01:48:24 | More by trapper2408
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-28-2013 20:34:05 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Myst

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-27-2013 23:59:28 | More by Myst
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rickrem

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-27-2013 02:05:21 | More by rickrem
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peetza1210

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-26-2013 23:43:14 | More by peetza1210
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Joshpu

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bomber to a snifter.

A: Poured a darker amber with no head. Little carbonation.

S: Lots of toffee/caramel malt. Oaky vanilla. Boozy sweetness.

T: The taste follows the nose really well. Big barrel characteristics at the front, then transitions to sweet bready, vanilla, caramel/toffee malt, some booziness.

M: Medium bodied. For 12%, its light on the tongue and goes down smooth. Fairly sweet beer but definitely well balanced compared to other 12% beers like it.

Overall a great beer. Balanced very well and no one flavor is dominant. The flavors also change nicely throughout.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 06:48:22 | More by Joshpu
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-26-2013 03:02:52 | More by jmccullough108
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-25-2013 20:44:02 | More by Kaveman
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-25-2013 17:20:09 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-25-2013 11:51:39 | More by scxcrunner
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-25-2013 04:55:26 | More by FLBeerGuy
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintagte, poured into 22oz snifter; deep ruby/garnet/brownish with a fizzy cream-colored head that fades after a bit into a spotty ring of foam. Leaves lovely spidery lacing as it goes.
Smell is dark fruit, booze, toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, vanilla, oak, bourbon, raisin...awesome. Taste is big and sweet; sweet crackery malt over sweet cherries, golden raisins, toffee and caramel, oak and vanilla and bourbon barrel character, slight booze at the end but incredibly hidden for 12%.
Mouthfeel is smooth, wet and full. Glorious.
Overall, I can definitely see why this is classified on here as a barleywine (which is apparently what ESBs turn into when they evolve). The barrel aging has sapped any bitterness this beer once had, turning into a dark, sweet, sipping pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 02:47:59 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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No1Smitty

California

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