Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Dark cherry oak amber color with a small bubbly off white head. Goes down fairly fast leaving some patches of lace.
S - Rich caramel and butterscotch along with a large amount of fruity aroma (apple, cherry, and citrus fruits). Strong amount of floral, citrus and pine hops.
T - Strong caramel and brown sugar malt base. Big hop presence consisting of floral, citrus and pine hops that are extremely strong given the age. Nice fruity liqueur type presence with citrus and cherry along with some apple flavor. Alcohol comes out a bit as well. Great mix of hoppy bitterness and caramel malt sweetness.
M - Medium to full body with a little less than average carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth.
D - Great balance (don't know how it would be fresh) between sweet and bitter. ABV is a little high but it is a pretty drinkable beer given what it is.
Notes: Vintage 2007. A very enjoyable beer to drink with flavor jumping out and being very strong, but the balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness was nice (again not sure how it would be fresh). I would definitely recommend trying this, very flavorful beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2010 20:23:25 | More by FreshHawk
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