ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber-red body with a thin, off-white head.
Smell: Musty grain scent, with light floral notes and some hints of caramel.
Taste: Light, thin caramel sweetness with a faint chocolate taste. Way off in the distant background is some woodiness and soft vanilla notes and something that makes me think "tin!" A very subdued floral hoppiness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.
Drinkability: One was more than enough, thanks.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A better than average, though not fantastic ale. Nice smooth brew, with a clean crisp bite, much more complex than English ales. Tastes of smooth caramel, though only lightly sweetened, with a mingling of currants and floral hops creating a moderately complex palate. A good brew with salty foods, setting off burgers well.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper brown with fizzy white head. Malty and yeasty aroma. Malty bready taste with a slightly sour finish.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/15/2007: Firestone Double Barrel Ale looks like iced-tea (clear, light amber color) with mild carbonation. The foamy and puffy head is beige to light ivory in color and dissipates slowly. The aroma contains light and medium roasted malts and a hint of grassy and citrus hops. It also has bready and grainy qualities as well. Suggestions of light caramel with a touch of fruitiness can be found in the clean, delicate, and well-blended flavor. This beer has a mild to moderate level of sweetness that is well-balanced with the delicate, slightly peppery and floral bitterness. This beer is medium-bodied with a soft, smooth, and slightly creamy texture. Very enjoyable.
22 oz bottle (Alcohol 5% By Volume) via trade with IrishBoy (Apr 2007). Thanks Richard!
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice clear amber with a thin, almost soapy white head. Spotty lacing. The aroma was timid, lacking aggression. Some roasted malt and spice with a bit of sweet brown sugar. The flavor was slightly spicy with some cinnamon, malt and a bit of piney hops. Fairly succinct finish. OK.
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This copper-colored ale poured with a short off-white head. The flavor starts slightly sweet, with a hoppy more bitter finish. This is a full-bodied rich ale that is pleasant and not demanding.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straight from the bottle from a 6-pack. I really had to search to find the oak notes in this. Though dry and full bodied and to style, it was pretty much overly boring and lacking in much character. The oak is definitely there, but you definitely have to dig deep for it. I feel for most drinkers -- being unknowing of the tastes of oak -- this will be just another amber "premium" average beer, akin to yuengling, fat tire, newcastle even, and the like.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brewpub, amber with medium sized head. Aroma is malty, some light caramel and hints of oak and pine. Flavour is slightly sweet with a nice hoppy touch. Thinner on the palate and a little lifeless at the end. A good everyday beer.
pineypower (2736) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one sitting around for a while and finally had it. Pours out a nice light copper color with a moderate head. Well balanced aroma. Taste is also well balanced with sweet malt balanced by a solid amount of hop bitterness.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber body with an ample off-white head. Aromas of delicate malt, brown sugar, cinnamon and toasted oak. Flavor is moderately sweet with light balancing bitterness and nice malt and spice qualities. Lightly tannic and readily quaffable. This is a well-crafted and subtle, but intriguing amber ale.