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Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale Batch 1000

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Batch 1000 is a special limited release that commemorates the brewing of our one-thousandth batch at our brewery in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. While similar in style and flavor to our flagship Double Barrel Ale, Batch 1000 boasts the added distinction of being unfiltered, bottle conditioned and entirely fermented in new American oak barrels. The result is a beer that stands alone in quality and character. Ten years ago, when we brewed our first batch of Double Barrel Ale, we revived the lost art of barrel fermentation. Our inspiration was the classic Burton Union brewing method that was once responsible for England’s finest ales. Over time, this method was abandoned by most brewers because of the considerable expense and labor when compared to modern stainless steel brewing. Today, we remain the only American brewery to ferment beer in a union of oak barrels. Batch 1000 is ultimately a beer born of tradition and inspired by innovation. It is a unique piece of brewing art composed of the finest all-natural ingredients, one that should be consumed in its youth, at its freshest. Only 500 cases were produced.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2009
22 oz. bottle courtesy of FlacoAlto - Pours a cloudy amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is very light esters and a faint touch of oak. Flavor is light fruity esters, faint oak, and caramel malt. Light to medium body. Smooth, but thin finish. Not bad, just hoped for a little more. Thanks Sebastian.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2009
No complaints with this beer. Pours medium amber with good clarity, good white head that fades to a thin lace, and leaves Belgian lace on the way down. Nose is somewhat citrusy hoppy, but also sweet malty & caramel. More of that caramel malt on the palate, with a somewhat clean taste, and finishes somewhat sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Copper in color with a small head. Taste wood right from the start with an artificial vanilla...it is what it is...

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Courtesy trade with my hookup in Oregon, Chewy. Thanks man! Glad to have tried it, but this is a bland beer, but has it’s place. This would be a good crossover beer for the BMC crowd. Aroma was very weak. LIght malt with a hint of breadiness. Pour was a nice amber/light brown with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was very thin and bland. Not much flavor to detect but has a distinctive peppery/spicy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2009
22oz Bottle... Poured amber with a nice sized, white head. Floral, earthy hops on the nose with also and woody, malted grains. Nice bitter hop flavors up front but were soon balanced but the malt. Also, a little bit of spiced hops and caramel in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 24, 2009
Like a premium pale ale (I made this note before seeing the style on RB... i.e. this is very "to style"). Nice bitter hop profile with a good malt character to balance it out. Very sessionable solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
This is very interesting. I had scribbled that this beer had "an interesting tea-tannin quality" to it, with prominent woody and earthy elements. Then when I review my rating for the regular DBA I find that I say the same thing! It would be nice to try them side-by-side to tease out the subtle differences.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Tap. Hazy amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is softly malty with a bit of soft caramel and a light orangey fruitiness. Soft fruity palate, light sweetness and a nice balance. It’s pretty simple, but quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9518) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle... Clear, textbook amber ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. Nice aromas of toffee, cookie, biscuit and black tea with a hint of oak. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Very well-balanced. Tastes mainly of unsweetened black tea with a smidgen of toffee malt. Short, crisp, clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Lucky to get a bottle of this. Poured a dark amber with fat white head and decent lacing. Nose of caramel malts and some bitter hops. Rich and nice mouthfeel, and well balanced flavors with a hint of oak in the somewhat dry and bitter finish.


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