Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On Tap at Mugs Ale House in Brooklyn, NY. Vintage 2007.
What a treat this was. A 2007 brew on tap in 2011. You don't find many surprises like this at your local pub very often.
This ale ages VERY well. The bourbony/alcohol notes are strong, but the beer is ultimately very drinkable (just don't chug the thing). The 12oz pour I was treated to was sipped on over the course of an hour, and what a wonderful hour that was.
Oak, smoke, alcohol esters dominate this brew. It is not for the faint-hearted. This is a powerful beer, both in alcohol content and in flavor. I would almost call it a beer for the whiskey-drinker, it's just that strong. This is just such an exceptional beer, I feel so lucky to have been treated to it. If you can find this beer, the patience it requires to age it to this extent should be difficult, but ultimately worth it. When was the last time you took a first sip of a beer, closed your eyes, and just smiled?
Serving type: on-tap
06-18-2011 06:41:00 | More by Fikash
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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