Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kuaff:
4.8/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I took on this Double Bastard in my snifter at cellar temperature.
Looks a lot like Arrogant Bastard, but with a slightly smaller head. It's got that same clear, blood ruby hue to go with the off-white foam.
The floral citrus and caramel sweetness of Arrogant Bastard are also in this beer's aroma, along with some cherries, raisins, and molasses. There's a more pronounced malty, doughy breadiness in this one.
Woah. The flavor packs some serious power. It has profoundly huge and hefty hop flavor throughout an entire swig, from first contact on my tongue to the substantial finish. There's a nice little citrus zing at the beginning, and then I get a mix of dark fruit flavors, spicy breadiness, and what I like to call "caramelized hops" in the middle. The finish delivers even more hops, now becoming astringent, woody, and pine-tinged. While there IS a bit of a boozy burn after I swallow this stuff, this is a case in which alcohol heat complements, and I daresay enhances, everything else that's happening. Complex, and incredibly delicious. Damn.
The feel is certainly excellent as well. It's thick, but also really smooth and velvety. Awesome.
This is one of the tastiest liquids I've ever imbibed.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2013 17:17:10 | More by Kuaff
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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