Double Double Barrel Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 06-16-2009

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Ranking:
#1,064
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
1,981
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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251
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863
Trade:
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Photo of REVZEB
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. So right off the bat the coloring is way too golden for a barleywine, but otherwise fine. The smell of this beer is incredible, vanilla, toffee, large wood notes, brown sugar, malts, caramel, cherry, all kinds of booze and I could swear a little gingerbread. The taste and body fall short of this glorious smell however, as they both feel so disconnected, with all of this various pieces fighting for space instead of creating a cohesive unit together. Perhaps some aging would help meld flavor together? Hopefully because that smell is too good to waste!

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Photo of tsgooch79
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage poured into a teku

A- pours a deep amber brown color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that has short retention

S- big malty notes of molasses, caramel, dried cherries & figs. Earthy tobacco & leather, undertones of bourbon barrel that adds a hint of vanilla, just a touch of oxidization

T- big malty sweetness up front with notes of caramel & toffee, molasses & brown sugar. Mid-palate brings out a bit of barrel character that adds some vanilla and a trace of toasted coconut. The finish is earthy & fruity, with notes of pipe tobacco, rum soaked raisins and dark cherries

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a somewhat chewy finish

O- as expected, big malty sweet notes throughout, complimented by some nice dark fruity notes

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Photo of Sellen
3.59/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adidaswp
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage on 3/17. Was drinking great!

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had 2014 version.

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Photo of mitch3114
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thoglund
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reinmogard
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle. Pours murky medium brown, thin white head. Great woodsy Bourbon aroma. Sweet n toasty, boozy. Great lasting boozy finish. Outstanding brown ale.

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Photo of Zoomslowik
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage.

L- Dark amber color with some head that doesn't last. A few bubbles are visible.

S- Caramel and toffee. A little booze. Some vanilla.

T- Similar to the nose. Smooth and balanced. Caramel and toffee, just a little booze. Some vanilla.

F- It's fine. Smooth, medium thickness. Slight alcohol burn. Decent carb.

O- Solid and tasty. Good balance and easier to drink than you would expect at 12%.

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mdlb44
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 ventage. Reddish amber appearance with a slight tan/white head that desipates quickly. Mild bourbon and fruity aroma. Mild bourbon and fruity taste without any alcohol aftertaste.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rawfish
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,981 ratings