Rye Double DBA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Rye Double DBARye Double DBA
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Rye Double DBARye Double DBA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by raynmoon on 05-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,165
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
86
pDev:
6.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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31
Gots:
47
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of needMIbeer
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crobinso
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avitra
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As good a beer as any. very balanced. Not too sweet, not too hoppy. even the taste is a perfect combination of chocolate, vanilla on the one side, but also pineapple and peach on the other. 15% but definitely not too boozy. very drinkable. this is the kind of combination I am always looking for and which makes a top 10 beer.

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Photo of emyers
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle poured into snifter.

Cloudy dark amber with a thin off white head

Nose: Rye whiskey, oak, fruity esters up front. Quite a bit of depth with bourbon-soaked raisin, vanilla.

Taste: Rye whiskey and caramel dominate. Finishes sweet with bready malt and alcohol heat.

Full-bodied, medium carbonation for the style

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Photo of brianmandell
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a deep rich amber color with an off white colored head, no retention, no lacing, very little carbonation, nice array of colors when held up to the light.

A: Deep aromas of toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon, hit of spice and rye, caramel, burnt brown sugar, oak, lots of complexity and depth, alcohol does come through especially as the beer warmed, smells amazing.

T: Taste follows the nose with bourbon, oak, toasted coconut and marshmallows, caramel, burnt brown sugar, hit of rye and spice as well as a soft chocolate note, finish is hot, alcohol comes through adding an awesome warming feeling to the beer, tastes amazing.

M: Full bodied, low carbonation, it's syrupy and thick.

O: Another world class barrel aged beer from Firestone Walker, lots of bourbon, oak, hint of rye, and some alcohol, an amazing beer to drink on a cold night as it warms the belly. For the ABV, 15%, it does drink smoother than I expected.

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Photo of gcasher
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber
Pours brown with thin head
Smells sweet
Not getting the rye
Tastes of sweet caramel malt like a Brandywine. Packs a punch at 15%.
Thin fizzy body,

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Photo of Shaneb818
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucnifter
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gelasin
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wilymobastardo
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

As my 900th beer, I really wish I had taken notes on this beer. All I can say is that this was one of the most fantastic smelling and tasting beer I've had. The alcohol warmth was a bit much, but the overall marshmallow sweetness, oak, and bourbon, with just a hint of lovely rye spice was just incredible. Cheers!

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 vintage; drank 7/20/16 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Semi-opaque dull orange rust appearance.

Minimal khaki head; no lace.

Oak, apricot & leather notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Apricot & oak flavors up front; faint dill pickle notes on the finish. Mild booze heat emerged as this warmed.

Too wood heavy, perhaps, but still nice.

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Photo of johnInLA
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Justriv
3.1/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Hallertau
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aoampm
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pour is an amber color just like a barleywine. A minuscule head tries to appear but it disappears immediately. Literally not head or lacing whatsoever. A tiny amount of carbonation.

Smells is superb. Caramel, tons of bourbon / whiskey, some sweet apple, plum raisin, and a nice oaky spice.

Taste is banging. The plum raisin is forefront with more boozy caramel whiskey flavors in the back. Some vanilla, brown sugar, and breaded malt is detectable.

Feel is very unique. The sheer lack of head and carbonation makes it drink like a mix of beer and wine. Hard to describe but I love it.

Overall this was an amazing beer. I love a good BA Barleywine and this really reminds me of that. I think the bottle I had really mellowed out due to the complete lack of head and almost no carbonation. Firestone kills it yet again!

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Photo of Zythophile
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: June 2016
Palate Contaminants: none

Okay, time to crack this one open.

Appearance is a slightly murky caramel color. A little bit of head that leaves some lacing as well.

Just like the color descriptor, the first smell I get is caramel. And lots of bourbon. It's sorta like a bourbon candy. A little apple as well, but maybe I'm just conflating everything with a Halloween carnival. The only knock is that alcohol is certainly detectable, even after ten months of cellaring.

This thing is rich. It's only a step down from a dram of Woodford Reserve, albeit obviously a rye. Sweet barrel, slightly smoky, moderately spicy. Plus a little bit of clover and some pecans. Some figs and dates. Scorched caramel is definitely still there. The one complaint I have is that the alcohol seems to be helping cover up even more flavors. I'll keep aging the other bottle for a little while longer.

The weight is good and moderate, and there's not a whole lot of carbonation. The aftertaste is more like a rye whiskey than a bourbon, in a reversal from the earlier order. For both the taste and the feel, the only thing dragging it down is the heat.

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Photo of TmKeisySC
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Rye Double DBA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 86 ratings