Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Manoftyr:
4.9/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 22oz bomber into glass
Appearence-pours a rich, deep, beautiful ruby-orange and leaves thick off-white lacing along the sides of the glass, some small head of the same color rises, it doesn't last terribly long but leaves a nice solid ring of rich lacing. It's inviting-looking to say the least.
Aroma-Rich and sticky-sweet, almost barleywine-like with a hop-kick; there isn't a single hint of alcohol on the nose, it's concealed brilliantly.
Taste-Smooth, so utterly, completely and impossibly smooth. The buttery malty sweetness and bittering hops enter into the equation simultaneously with equal, immense force and essentially wage a war between bitter and sweet on your tongue with neither side winning. There's some alcohol on the palette but it doesn't detract from the drinking experience in the least.
Mouthfeel-Just...perfect, not too thick as to impact drinkability but not too thin as to detract from the lush feeling of the beer in your mouth..
Drinkability-This beer is 10.50% but I swear, if my tolerance would allow it, I could drink this like it was only 5%, it's that unreal in its drinkability for this ABV.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2010 02:54:18 | More by Manoftyr
More User Reviews:
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.
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