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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,301 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,301
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:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-16-2009)
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Hatzilla

California

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reserve Series No. 001, bottled 6/15/12

A - Slightly hazy amber pour with minimal head and scant lacing.

S - Toffee, oak, cherries, bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel...extremely complex.

T - More toffee, oak, bourbon and butterscotch. Also tastes like marshmallows with some alcohol burn in the aftertaste.

M - Smooth, creamy and a little thin bodied with low carbonation but very drinkable for the strength.

O - A complex, highly drinkable barleywine/strong ale. This was bottled 365 days ago, so I imagine some heat has come off this guy now. Very tasty and worth a try for you barrel-aged fiends. Go grab one if you can. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 04:47:53 | More by Hatzilla
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12packpoet

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-16-2013 01:27:32 | More by 12packpoet
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-14-2013 23:48:46 | More by lunarbrew
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-14-2013 21:37:15 | More by jacewg
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Brew33

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-12-2013 23:44:35 | More by Brew33
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-12-2013 03:30:07 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-11-2013 20:05:00 | More by nquigley16
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Ayelikebeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-11-2013 01:32:40 | More by Ayelikebeer
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davey101

Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, No. 001. 22 oz bomber into a Founders 15th anny glass.

A - Pours a dark red body that is somewhat clear save for a great deal of floaties in the last pour. Really not much of a head to speak of. An initial fingers worth of tan foam fades away quickly to some thin edging. Minimal lacing.

S - The aroma reminds me a lot of Founders Boltcutter. Just a lightly hopped barrel aged barleywine/DIPA hybrid sort of thing. Rich caramel, toffee, biscuits and figs go right into some quasi-grapefruit/piney hops. Vanilla, oak, and brown sugar briefly on the end before it all gets consumed by a wall of ethanol.

T - The taste is very similar to the nose. Toffee and caramel central with some faded hops and a really nice barrel presence of butterscotch, oak, and vanilla. The alcohol is very noticeable but in a somewhat masochistic fashion. It impedes drinkability but half way into the beer I find myself enjoying its smooth burn. The finish really is fantastic. Mouth feel is a bit thin with low carbonation which suits the beer well enough.

O - I did not expect the beer to feel this massive. The booze is incredibly noticeable. Like a barrel aged old ale with a huge fruit presence but not as heavy. I wasn't totally sold initially but I really warmed up to it. Its very unique against the masses of BA barley wines out on the market. BA Imperial Bitter...go figure!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 05:09:24 | More by davey101
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-08-2013 23:50:59 | More by AOShabaz
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-08-2013 04:31:34 | More by vicsju1991
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JoshBrews

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-08-2013 03:15:49 | More by JoshBrews
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2GOOFY

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-08-2013 01:20:51 | More by 2GOOFY
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Buff0910

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-08-2013 00:48:50 | More by Buff0910
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2013 05:33:52 | More by Phillyz
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RhyminBelmont

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the map room in chicago
10oz in a mini-snifter

This will not be a full depth review. Smells thick,slightly sweet,boozy warm. taste is delicious bourbon and caramel, something like a barrel aged ipa. Sticky, super boozy, but in an appetizing way. Finishing a little hot for my taste, but it's working. Kind of struggling to hide the alcohol, reminds me of Old Stock in that way. This is much better. I'd say the strong notes are more refined than that.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 02:02:19 | More by RhyminBelmont
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-06-2013 13:01:08 | More by POTABLE83
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coolandy007

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-06-2013 10:49:24 | More by coolandy007
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Topher78

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-06-2013 00:01:31 | More by Topher78
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TheReese

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-05-2013 21:25:37 | More by TheReese
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-05-2013 21:24:19 | More by BAsbill
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-05-2013 15:11:52 | More by jhillwastaken
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Ford

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-04-2013 03:36:34 | More by Ford
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jbeezification

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-03-2013 07:50:19 | More by jbeezification
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-02-2013 21:38:26 | More by StArnoldFan
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.