Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jamesthebrit:
4.68/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Got this in a bottle then it appeared at the growler stand the next week. I had to do it! Also decided to review it before having my udon with red rooster sauce rather than after.
A: Thick semi hazy reddish brown. Perfect amount of carbonation. Head is a little weak at first but leaves good lacing.
S: Very balanced with some good floral hop notes but also some woody herbaciousness. Some sweetness as well. A hint of citrus in there. Very complex.
T: If there was a beer that tasted a 5 this would be it. Hits you at first with the hops which are sharp and not overwhelming. Then it comes in with a woody earthiness that is a sharp contrast to the floral notes at the start. As the taste fades you get hit with some citrus orange lemon acid which again, is in contrast to the previous flavors. Then the bittereness comes back in the end to finish it out. Goes does exceptionally smooth for such a high ABV and the amount of control here is insane.
M: carbonation is rather aggressive. Great flavor development but pretty intense.
Overall this is one of the best beers I've had. Insanely well controlled complexity and a variety of flavors. Very palatable for so high an ABV. A must have.
Serving type: growler
11-16-2012 23:54:30 | More by Jamesthebrit
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4.73/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Served on tap in a 14oz glass at Heartbreakers in Chaska.
Great beer, who's 2013 edition is far better than some of the recent Enjoy bys. In a beer this strong, you sometimes worry that the alcohol content will take over the taste profile. That is definitely not the case here.
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2014 16:05:13 | More by MartinHook
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,373 ratings.