Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
2.42/5 rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a dark coppery brown color into my nonic with an off-white head that froths up to a proper size then dies slowly, over many sips, to a thin ring, leaving behind no lacing.
Smells are quick and extremely hard to define - there's just a little malty honey, but there are some seriously metallic scents that I just can't quite figure out. I think they must come from the hops, or the oak barrels, or something related thereto. Maybe a bit grassy - yep, smells like a hay bale or my uncle's barn.
The taste is equally hard to define, but its' very thin, and what's available to taste is somewhat unpleasant. A kind of metallic, brash flavor, almost like asparagus or raw vegetables - very coppery and one-sided. Not very balanced at all.
Mouthfeel has a reasonable amount of carbonation at first, which quickly dissappears and becomes very watery. Very thin for an ale.
This is drinkable in mad gulps, but it's just not living up to my standards. I really wouldn't even want to drink this with a meal. I had it at a friend's recommendation but wouldn't recommend it to another friend.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2006 12:06:22 | More by Tupperwolf
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3.06/5 rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Double Barrel Ale in a pint glass.
Has some murky translucency in a shade of dark amber. Not much settled on top.
Musty malts with an oxidized apple aroma. Some wilted hop and slight cardboard. Not a whole lot good going on.
This may be a little old. Oxidation has occured and tainted what might be a delicate hop/malt combo for an English ale. I taste some generic toastiness, caramelized malts, leftovers for hops, a touch of estery orange candy, and a flair of florality.
Drinks okay. I like the body. It has middle ground and drinkability. Carbonation is on the soft side.
I wish there had been a date listed after the words "Bottled On". Hard to say where we're at here.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 16:34:27 | More by thecheapies
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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