Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Finally got a bottle of the elusive DB, and it's a doozy.
Pours a very similar color to the AB, and the head and lacing appear to be about the same as well. In other words, it looks spectacular. The nose is very complex and rich with lots of deep rich chocolatey malts and spices. Some hops too.
The flavor is initially very sio the AB, but then it hits you. Very sweet from the get go, and reminds me quite a bit of SN Bigfoot. Finishes very dry, too dry. Leaves me with cotton mouth from the aggressive hops. Leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. It's much more concentrated than the AB and unfortunately, you can taste the alcohol.
The mouthfeel is very slick and full. Glides over the tongue quite easily, but The drinkability suffers a bit due to the hotness of the alcohol, but for the style, it's pretty drinkable I guess. Finishing a bomber myself was a chore, so I would reccomend splitting this with a friend. Overall though, The DB is another exceptionally crafted brew from Stone.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2006 21:55:32 | More by HossMcGraw
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