Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Opened a 2010 Double Bastard, my only bottle, as I have never had this before. I have enjoyed the other Bastards, but do find them intense, so I figured save the biggest for last. And it turns out to be the best.
Appearance: Pours a nice copper brown color with a 1 finger light brown head, leaves considerable lacing
Smell: Piney and citrusy hops, robust malt and some alcohol in there. Intense as expected.
Taste: Intense, but not as intense as Arrogant Bastard. The flavors are amped up, but they are better married together. Again, like the smell, piney and citrusy hops, robust malts, but no alcohol in the taste. Some caramely sweetness to balance the hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, decent carbonation, bitter finish.
Drinkability: Well, I will be able to finish the whole bomber, but I don't think I'm going to want more after that. Way better than I was expecting.
Overall, I'm impressed, and really want to get a 3L growler of it next time I'm in San Diego. I think I'm going to have to get more and see how well it does with age, as it is labeled to indicate it ages well. A top beer in my book.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2011 01:07:25 | More by MadCat
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