Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,907 | Reviews: 1,957 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by CrossansWright:
4.58/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
This beer will make you rethink your life. I read the back of the bottle while watching television and felt like I was committing some sort of heresy against the Brewing Gods. Those Stone guys are so arrogant that one might feel completely undeserving of even a sip of their beer. Their commitment to making quality beer and letting the customer know about it combined with the sexiest bottle out there makes this a good experience before you even open the bottle. Now, on to the beer. It pours a nice copper color with an off-white head that didn't hang around too long and didn't leave much lacing; coulda been the lighting, but I thought it was a bit hazy also. Smells of alcohol and citrus, kinda sweet in a liquor sort of way. Extremely full mouthfeel, each sip felt like more than it actually was. Taste is of strong alcohol and hop bitterness with a peppery bite at the back of the throat. The malt takes over towards the end. I know this is lacking in description, but its a very delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2009 02:38:02 | More by CrossansWright
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4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Dated 9/16/13
A - Dark amber with 1 finger eggshell head. Fair retention and no lacing.
S - Earthy hops, brown sugar, toffee, burnt caramel, and dark fruit. Scent is reminiscent of a barelywine.
T - Even at 6 months the hops are still very present. Earthy with citrus notes, they give off a bitterness. The malts come in with many different flavors of brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little dark fruit. The finish has a nice bitterness to it.
M - Medium body with decent carbonation. Quite smooth with a barleywine like feel.
O - Big and bold this one can be drank fresh with huge hop notes or aged to make it more mellow and sweet.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:22:37 | More by Ri0
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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