Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,907 | Reviews: 1,957 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by FlyFisher2782:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is a big beer. Definitely a sipper.
Color is a deep honey brown with a hint of red tint.
Nose is HUGE grapefruit but still allows a deep sweetness of charred honey, pineapple dark raisins and sweet bread to permeate the hops.
First, the sweeness of the malt and instant bitterness of the hops (magnums?) hit your tongue. Soon after the hugely thick mouthfeel hits you... again this is a sipper. The malt has hints of honey, raisins, perhaps a faint sweet pineapple as well.
Lingering bitterness, similar to single Arrogant Bastard stays with you and yet still manages to go down smoothly. Alcohol is there but I could only tell slightly towards the warm end of the beer. This ia deadly drinkable for a 10% beer.
Overall a fantastic brew but suffers in the drinkability area as one 12 oz serving filled me up.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2007 04:41:36 | More by FlyFisher2782
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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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