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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
DDBA is our flagship beer brewed at double strength. It is amazingly similar in many respects to our barrel fermented DBA and possesses everything we love about that beer times two. English caramel malts lend rich toffee character that pairs well with assertive medium toast American oak barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2012 Vintage
Tasted on 1/30/13 from a capped bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours clear dark copper with an average beige head that slowly recedes to an average collar of lace. The nose is really dominated by caramel, toffee, coconut, plenty of other oak deScriptors, and a very light hops aroma underlying. The flavor is a bit more bitter with plenty of caramel malt and a ton of oaky coconut, toffee, brown sugar, and just a bit of nice bitterness. The body is quite full with just below average carbonation and a very long malty caramel and oaky toffee and coconut finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3184) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma is big on the bourbon with a nice malty and nutty middle. Taste is more molasses and vanilla, sweet but not over the top, really nice. Firestone knows how to do barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2015
22oz bottle - 2014 vintage dated. Faint haze on a burnt-orange/dark copper base. Sweet bready, aged orchard fruit/oranges, toffee, oak barrel & warming alcohol. Full+ body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2015
2014 release. Pours dark ruby red with a small khaki head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: rich sweet malt, toffee, caramel, herbs, coffee, alcohol, bourbon, chard oak, vanilla, butterscotch, earthy, raisin, herbal hops, bitterness, biscuit, berries, spruce, slight nuts, brown sugar, molasses, spices and slight chili pepper. TASTE: malty bitterness, toffee, caramel, roasty, alcohol, herbs, butterscotch, vanilla, chard oak, bourbon, raisin, hop spices, brown sugar, molasses, spices, biscuit, berries, coffee oils, nuts, earthy and burned chocolate. AFTER TASTE: caramel, molasses, bourbon barrel char, berries and malty bitterness with a rich silky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Amber color with off-white head. Sweet malty, nutty aroma. Lightly boozy rich malt character, sweet but not too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3557) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2015
Bomber through a trade with beercation. Firestone Double DBA 12% 2014 A lovely clear Amber color with a wispy beige head. A fantastic malty sweet aroma, a bit of booze and spice. Raspy carbonation on a medium body. The taste is sweet, caramel, nutty, biscuit, malty with some berry notes. As it warms up you get sweet caramel whiskey notes. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Tap - small foamy head, very dark copper/Amber color, complex malty aroma and flavor, slightly sweet, oaky flavor come around towards the end of the sip, good big earthy hop balance, fair alcohol notes, smooth finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at home, thanks to a trade with Steve. Vanilla, oak, alcoholic, caramel, english style caramel, bourbon, bitterness to cap it all off. Nice, but I've come to expect more when drinking Firestone Walker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1694) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bomber shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours orange mahoghany with a light beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, mild floral. Flavor is quite sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, toffee. A bit of oak on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (567) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Poured from bottle for the Ratebeer Camp extravaganza. Pours rich copper with a nice off white head. Aromas of bread malt and caramel. Taste is caramel bread toffee and dark fruit with a nice hint of bourbon. I like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heather_B (100) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Looks like an orange mated with a cherry (a burnt orange color). Smells like a barleywine. Tastes like a malty barrel aged ale. Not a bad beer but I wouldn’t seek it out.

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