Firestone Walker DBA (Double Barrel Ale): Is brewed in Paso Robles, CA at a strength of 5% abv and is a blend of both oak and steel fermented ale. This is a tribute to British cask fermented beers. featuring my favourite base malt (Maris Otter) and apparently was their original beer .
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a clear copper colour with a thin layer of foam and an average level of carbonation. The aroma is mostly toffee and raisins, with some mango, sweet bread and toasted oak.
Flavour: The flavour is loaded with oak in a good way, followed by raisins and toffee notes, with an overall malty sweet caramelized flavour that ends a little nutty.
Overall Impression: Very tasty, I really like they way they blended in the oak fermented beer for this one it works very well.
Rating: I give it an excellent rating of 8/10, brewers creativity for the win here.
Food Pairing: I would go with a wood planked salmon or other meat with this to complement the oak and caramelization.
Check out more about this beer here, it shows the barrel fermenting beer and tells you some more details about the ingredients.