Firestone Walker Double Double Barrel Ale

Firestone Walker Double Double Barrel Ale

Rated 3.588 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Paso Robles, CA, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

11.5% Alcohol by Volume

30 International Bittering Units

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Double strength English pale ale. Aged 100% in retired Firestone Union barrels.

ID: 46263 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank1995
Overall Percentile95.8
Style Rank81 of 722
Style Percentile88.8
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.940
Weighted Score3.588
Standard Deviation0.152

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    22oz bottle -

    The beer pours out a hazy amberish/dark orange body with reddish hues at the edges, with a tight, creamy 1" head. A really nice aroma full of candy-ish malts, vanilla, brown-sugar, bourbon and wood notes. Loads of dark-fruit, caramel, toffee, and a touch of vanilla in there. A long, boozy, sweet finish with some lingering...I guess thickness? A really nice beer, but quite overpriced.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Hard to differentiate between a barley wine and an IESB, either way, very English and very smooth. Great color and haze though the head doesn't stick around. Lots of creamy sweet butter and caramel flavors and smells, way too easy to drink for a 12%er, only the slightest burn at the finish. Thanks to slowrunner for helping me to love FW even more than I already did.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    My friend from Panamint Springs brought this to me. This is barleywine-like in its complexity. There's plums, tobacco, wood (like the aroma of the room in your local guitar shop where all the acoustics are), some spice, choclate, a hint of licorice. Thick and almost syrupy mouthfeel. for as rich as the flavor profile is, the aroma is almost non-existent...just a little sweetness and a little bread dough. Deep reddish color with no foam. This comes across to me as a completely different beer than its base namesake. It's a slow sipper (12%!), and as it warms, it tastes almost exclusively like alcohol...so make sure you consume it chilled. This is a great beer, and I just might have to make the drive out to Panamint to get more.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    22 ounce bomber split between two snifters - pour is a nice looking dark red with a lot of carbonation and a small soapy white head. The aroma is muted, very bready but it doesn't offer too much into the brew itself. Very pleasant mouthfeel with high carbonation and a solid body, not to thick but not thin. Very nice flavors of vanilla and toffee with hot alcohol blending with the sweetness of the base beer. Very nice effort, and I imagine aging will enhance this and take away some of the alcohol heat.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    kinda barleywineish in it's presentation, but with a pale ale twist. you can still taste the original beer in there, which though not one of my favorites, is pretty cool. nice hop malt balance and big body on this one. finished sweet with some englidh hops. 2012-in the bottle, the barrels and hops both come through more. Gotta up the score!!

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