Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
4.73/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Random bomber buy. 2011 release. Have tried a few Stone brews, and this is awesome.
A: great start as you reveal a ruby brown ale with a 2-3-finger thick tan head of foam. Settles, leaving lacings along the glass.
S: This beer has a great smell before it hits your tongue: spices and malt taunt and tone your tastebuds for what is to come...
T: hops, caramel; reminded me of Founder's Devil Dancer, but a little darker and more heavier. Perfect balance between sweet malts and bitter hops - pops on the palate. Notes of celery and earth, savory flavors perfectly melded with sweetness.
M: carbonation and hops clear any syrupiness from the mouth moments after a sip, and creating a strong pull for more. It starts heavier than it finishes, created a very well-rounded, well-balanced beer.
O: completely impressed. I love Devil Dancer and this beer is right there - maybe even better. Hits every note perfectly: delicious, smells great, strong, great pour up front, great aftertaste, and a real addictive quality. I am willing to understand that people have different palate preferences, or whatever, but if you appreciate beer, you must, at least, try this beer.
This is a hearty brew full of hop and malt flavors, some savory, some sweet and some spice. Clears and cleans robustly.
Results: +1 beer strength, +2 chest hair growth
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2011 01:34:08 | More by Greywulfken
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