Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.72/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2006 edition, two months cellared, from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Double Bastard DOF glass.
A: Rich reddish bronze, but almost no head, even with a rough pour. The lack of head is disappointing, like a hatless cowboy.
S: Malts smell almost like whiskey, bready sour mash goodness, with lots of hoppy, piney, big oily scents floating atop it. Like someone selling Christmas trees in the middle of the Jack Daniels factory.
T: Hops and alcohol cut your mouth like a delicious knife, while creamy, chewy, sweet malts apply salve almost immediately. Good, but too damn fresh--after observing how well the 2005 did with a little age, I think this one will be even better in a year. However, no chance that my stash will make it that long. (Note: it didn't even make it past February).
M: Oily, burning, like thick firewater. Perfect for this beer; the arrogance of whiskey and the flammability of brandy.
D: Six bottles. That's all I could find. Forget Hamlet, the lack of Stone Special Release availability in the DC/Metro area is the real tragedy (Note: it has since gotten better).
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2007 07:07:35 | More by BlackJeremiah
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