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Double Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,383
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 169
Gots: 644 | FT: 68
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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clarkw42

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-03-2013 04:25:57 | More by clarkw42
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SBoyar1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

02-01-2013 17:27:21 | More by SBoyar1
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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-31-2013 02:39:30 | More by SFC21
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-31-2013 02:32:54 | More by calcnerd
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-30-2013 01:43:31 | More by SkiBum22
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4.9/5  rDev +15%

A: pours with a nice copper color with a 2 finger white head that sticks around for awhile good ammount of lacing on the head and some alcohol legs

S: starts off with a good ammount of coconut bourbon and oak very very little alchol on the nose

T: hints of bourbon flavor and coconut and maltiness that is present in most English bitters no alchol on the taste

M: full bodied mouthfeel that fully Coates the mouth almost sticky

O: another great example of why fw is the best at barrel aging

01-29-2013 16:10:34 | More by smcnulty1981
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-29-2013 03:46:29 | More by DmanGTR
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-28-2013 19:27:04 | More by GoGators
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-27-2013 19:51:37 | More by KiMiRaiK
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -10.1%

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a respectable head that leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Caramel, oak and vanilla, with Bourbon tones readily apparent; the base fruit and mineral tones of the ESB base are also discernable

Taste: Caramel, vanilla and toasted coconut jut out, with the Bourbon (and perhaps a little English hop flavor) building in the middle; the vanilla returns, after the swallow, with the oak lingering in the finish; it is not until the aftertaste that the base beer tones come through

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: An interesting beer, with a lot of complexity; really rather sweet, however, and more suitable for an after-dinner nip, as a result

01-26-2013 21:38:26 | More by brentk56
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Deep red-amber with a small bubbly head that quickly dwindles down into a thin, white film.

S - Complex and sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, oak, vanilla. Hints of dark fruit and alcohol.

T - Toasted caramel, vanilla bean, bourbon, and candied dark fruit. There is a distinct nuttiness present throughout. The finish is slightly bitter with strong oak/wood notes and a hint of alcohol.

M - Full bodied, silky and creamy. Mild carbonation, warming alcohol.

O - A very tasty and complex strong ale. Sweet up front but balanced nicely by earthy hops and a spicy alcohol bite. A true delight.

01-26-2013 04:46:01 | More by mooseo
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-23-2013 22:26:05 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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Tom-Peters

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-22-2013 21:58:43 | More by Tom-Peters
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-22-2013 06:52:28 | More by oglmcdgl
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%

22oz bottle from jpaco47 (thanks man!). Bottled 6/15/12. Served in a Southern Tier snifter.

Pours shimmery red hued light brown with a quickly receding two fingers of cream head. A good many patches of lace considering the high abv.

A pronounced bourbon boozy aroma on the nose with toffee, caramel, bread, wood and hints of figs/ dates blended in. Interesting.

Right up front there is a significant barrel prescense. Oak, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, bread, the sweetness of dark fruits, caramel, biscuit, rum cake and unsalted nuts. The bourbon is ever present but the base beer holds it's own. There's no denying that this is high abv but there are so many things going on that distract from the near constant slight burn.

Medium thick feel with an almost heavy dose of carbonated fizz. It really plops right down, coating the tongue and sticking around for a lingering woodsy toffee finish.

A unique barrel aged offering. I wasn't sure what to expect but Firestone Walker has another winner here. Lots of sweet malty goodness in this nice slow sipper that. Full of depth and character.

01-15-2013 03:08:35 | More by ThickNStout
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2013 22:13:14 | More by Jspriest
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-14-2013 00:02:50 | More by CanisMajor
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tfidler

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-12-2013 01:47:29 | More by tfidler
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-11-2013 22:12:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nUgZ

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -9.9%

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter. Thanks to SanFranJake for this opportunity!!

A: Pours a somewhat clear burgundy color with a half finger head and minimal lacing.

S: Sweet smelling at first with a lot of vanilla and oak aged aromas. Bourbon is present as well.

T: Much like the smell, but not as smooth. There are vanilla and oak flavors as well as some alcohol, bourbon, and caramel. There is also a slight champagne or white wine aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: Pretty good, but it would probably benefit from some more aging. Personally, I prefer my Lukcy Basartd and Double Bastards over this one.

01-11-2013 21:44:21 | More by nUgZ
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.6%

01-11-2013 20:04:14 | More by Thorpe429
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miadw3

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-10-2013 06:35:29 | More by miadw3
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-09-2013 06:34:42 | More by kevwcamp
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

01-08-2013 04:31:04 | More by AntLeatherface
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EricTheRed

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-08-2013 00:38:57 | More by EricTheRed
Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,383 ratings.