Double Double Barrel Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Double Double Barrel AleDouble Double Barrel Ale

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 06-16-2009

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep rich amber with a nicely formed one and a half finger off white head atop,great rich clarity and color to this beer.Darf fruit,vanilla,and sweet acohol dominate the nose,some toasted oak is there as well,smells like a booze bomb.Sweetness is the main flavor component of this beer,sweet dark fruit and bourbon notes mixed with more vanilla and jet fuel-like booze.Wow a little to much boozy sweetness for me,I wanna stay awake to see the Tigers beat the ugly beards!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Rick778
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of hickmancase
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of bcheng
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, poured into my The Bruery snifter, 2013 vintage (batch #002) , drank 10/9/13 over a glorious hour

A: 3/3 - ruby red-to-brown coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see and read through); initial frothy/creamy white head subsides into minimal/subtle 1/4 glass lacing; moderately carbonated , large alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - unfortunately, I'm not picking up a whole lot on the nose - maybe some bready-biscuity and toffee aromas but that's about it

T: 19/20 - this is where this beer shines; on the anterior tongue, there's lots of barrel-aged qualities...toffee, vanilla, coconut, rum raisan...and these flavors just blossom throughout the sip; there is a subtly sweet aftertaste that invites another sip; there are some alcohol notes but you'd never think that this one was 12.5% ABV!

M: 5/5 - moderately bodied and carbonated as expected for a high ABV barrel-aged beer

O: 10/10 - wow, just wow...FW never fails to impress and this one is no exception, I wanted to drink it fresh but I'll certainly purchase another bottle or 10 for aging/trading --> highly recommended!

TOTAL = 46/50

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch No. 002, 2013 Vintage. Bottled 06/14/13

A: Pours a nice dark ruby color with a fingers worth of head that dies down to nothing but a few bubbles

S: Quite complex. Some sweet toffee and vanilla, oak, coconut, and graham cracker all present themselves up front along with a trace amount of alcohol

T: Starts off with the sweetness from the malts and vanilla from the oak. Toffee and caramel both present. The oak and vanilla are the most pronounced parts of the barrel to come through, but the coconut and graham cracker are there as well. A light fruitiness comes across with the alcohol, which is present but not burning. Finishes with a lingering sweetness and barrel presence

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very complex and layered beer. The oak really shines along with the massive amounts of malt. Doesn't really feel like 12% until it hits you over the head. A great BA brew that's worth the $15 price tag

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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

Double a double can be good or it can be bad. In the case of this brew, it's quite good. Poured a copper color with a small cream head. Light lacing on the glass. The smell is malty, wood and yes sweet. The mouth feel is smooth and sweet, a bit to sweet for me. There is no alcohol after taste. Full of Carmel toffee and oak. This one goes down very easy, and at 12 percent this could be a bad thing! A wonderful after dinner sipping brew. Firestone is getting very good with the oak barrels in there brewing.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Double Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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