Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.13/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled August 21st 2012.
A real nice pour brings a great dark copper red caramel body, crystal clear, hints of chestnut brown edges, a nice smorgasborg of colors. Head is off white, somewhat fluffy making three fingers, with some decent pinhead size consistency. A real classic looking pint.
Nose is filled with lots of wonderment. Toasty crispy malt backbone, with a sweet cinnamon. Hints of fruity esters. Caramel and strawberries. Real nice mix on the bouquet here, quite decent and impressive really digging this, and excited about what might come next.
Palate hits with a large but mellow tea herbal palate. Finishes clean with a light body and bringing the toast aromas found on the nose. Slightly grainy finish. Quenching. Mild sense of cream and a mellow oolong black tea like aftertaste, and lots leafy character.
Overall, from the nose to palate there is a little bit of minor disappointment but it's still a very solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2012 18:39:18 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: served on tap into a stange, dark orange amber colored with a short off white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear
S: caramel malt, light hops, pine, grapefruit, slightly sweet
T: great malt profile, caramel sweetness, British hop flavors, slightly sulfury hop quality
M: light to medium body with higher carbonation
O: reviewed from notes taken on 3/6/14, beer focused more on malt flavors than depth of hop flavors, still a very good beer
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2014 00:40:13 | More by M_C_Hampton
3.71/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the 12 oz., bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint
a: Clear copper with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.
s: Mild citrus or other fruit.
t: Slightly fruity malt with some hop balance. Dry finish.
m: Medium with good body.
o: A good English Pale. I would have rather the malt was more caramellow and prominent, so as such this would not be a top choice for me. But it is a fine representation of the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:45:00 | More by scotorum
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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