Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A very intiminating beer. Intiminating alone that it's 1) made by Stone, 2) 10% ABV, and 3) clocked at over 100 IBU's (per Stone's website). The back of the label even warns that if you hesitate, do not buy it. I've been joyeously waiting for this moment for months. The few beers I had in the night were just mere sideshows for this, the main event. From the 2006 release, let's get on to this beer:
For best results, I've given this beer about a half hour out of the fridge to warm up from ice cold. Pours an outstanding head with a rich copper color. Lots of tropical and piney scents in the beer. Now the ride begins, and down the hatch it goes. Oh my goodness! Unbelievably smooth and sweet. Gigantic amounts of tropical fruits in the flavor, a bit of chocolate and sugar, and very warming alcohol. Very syurpy and sticky as it goes down.
What's scary is the drinkability of this ale, so watch out. There's certainly bitterness in there, but it doesn't seem like it's a 100 IBU beer, it's so smooth. A bomber of this and you're done for several hours. It's a beautiful beer that everyone should try....if you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2007 20:18:32 | More by DoubleJ
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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