LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery.
Appearance: Pours a bright amber orange.
Aroma: Tangerine, perfume, funk.
Taste: Sweet cherry tartness, light toast, burnt sugar, fruity finish.
Mouthfeel. Thick with low carbonation.
Overall: I would hope this is what an infected batch of Double DBA would turn out to be. A lovely experiment either way.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at barrelworks, buellton. Dark reddish brown color, white head. Aroma has sour notes, cherry, fruits and some oak. Sour taste, berries, oak, some malty notes.
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(En fût à la brasserie de Buellton): Une base typique American Strong Ale à la Firestone avec une infusion vineuse, doucement acétique et bourrée de tannins rondelets. Des petits fruits rouges se massent en grand nombre à travers ce ’’sipper’’ complexe et singulier,
NikkTwist (2243) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Good Dog during a Philly Beer Week event. Mostly clear dark copper pour with a thin but lasting layer of off-white foam. Sporadic lace. Shockingly huge syrupy palate. Gummy body explodes with flavor as it dissolves. Astringent and succulent. Gigantic thick complex boozy barrel notes! Caramel. Molasses. Balsamic vinegar. Tons of wood tannins. Lots of dark fruit. Blackberries. Currents. Dark chocolate cherry cordials. Candied orange peels. Raisins. Prunes. Sweet dark vanilla bourbon. Also has enough of a Brett sour bite to bring things up to a new level. Been informed this is really 12.5%. It feels it - but OMG, there is so much flavor per sip that it is hard to express!
Blairgus (3725) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
29 May 2015, tap at FW Barrelworks. Light brown, mostly clear, no bubbles. Nose is lightly tart, faint balsamic. Thin body, mildly fizzy. Faintly sour, a tad balsamic, a bit bitter. Interesting. Not the best Flemish red I’ve had.
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some funky aromas, lemony, sharply herbal. Hazy light brown with a fairly lasting off-white head. Dry, sour, pretty funky. Light-medium bodied.
baraciisch (2554) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toffee colored orange.... Aroma of red wine barrel, tannins, oak, dark fruits, caramel... Flavor is red wine, sour and juicy plums, brett funk, light French oak, tannins on palate... Really good
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ FW Barrelworks ][ $2.50 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.22.15 ]
>> Reginald Brett. Deeper orange pour, weak bubbles. Stickier nose, Red IPA like with pine, sap, sawdust, cherry gummybears. Huh. Taste is salty, a tad bland, tea, oak, light tamarind. Firmer acidity as it warms and much more present oak. Develops nicely in the glass into a mix of salty, sweet, and sour. After about 30-45 minutes this one really cleaned up to a refreshing amber sour.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
firestone walker does not dissappoint with theeir barrel program! jesus this was delicious. Great tartness with some oaky vanilla flavors. caramel and toast cut the tart a little and add body. Really good.
slowrunner77 (8390) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"funks up the normal double double quite nicely. "bretted" for 4 months, this has a subtle barnyard fruityness to it that accompanies the imperial pale ale well."
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft unfiltered at the brewery. Dry, tannic, fruity yeast aroma, bready, slight tartness/wheat beer like, better than the bottle.
Earlier Rating: 12/7/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Had on draft at Barrelworks. Raisin, toffee, minimal wild charater, slightly vinous, chocolaty. Tasty beer.