Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeardedRiker:
4/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pretty much everyone likes the regular Arrogant Bastard. I am no exception. When I saw the Double Bastard, I thought a bit and then decided that I was bastard enough to acquire it. Besides, I was going to watch the Cowboys play and with their inconsistency a high ABV is sometimes a good get.
The Double Bastard formed a great frothy, off-white head that had very good retention. I stuck my nose in too quickly and got bubbly goodness all over. The beer has a nice reddish copper color.
Holy pineapples, Batman! That's what Double Bastard smelled strongest to me. Very strong fruity aromas hit my nose. Pineapple, apricot, mango. It had a very sweet smell too, like brown sugar. The fruit and brown sugar add to make it one of the sweeter beers I've smelled. Pine resin, a slight booziness, and moderate hop florescence balance it out a bit. You can smell this from across the room.
The taste, like the smell, is very fruity, with pineapple and apricot flavors being strong. The malts are sugary sweet and pine resin adds more sweetness and some bite. Again, this is a very sweet beer and fortunately, and as is expected with Stone beers, the aggressive hops balance the beer with spice and bitterness. The flavors are great, very strong, but it's a bit too sweet for my liking. Double Bastard is 10.5% ABV but I couldn't detect much booziness drinking it, although I could feel the alcohol heat and you definitely feel the beer's effects on the brain!
The carbonation is medium with a medium body. A good smoothness and sweet stickiness keep this a drinkable beer despite the strong flavors and high ABV.
The Double Bastard is a good flavorful beer but I definitely prefer Arrogant Bastard.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2011 03:35:20 | More by BeardedRiker
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