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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,063 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5063
Reviews: 1959
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Ye Shall Know the Bastard, and the Bastard Shall Set Ye Free."

Presentation: 2002 release that's been sitting in my beer fridge for about 8 months, staring at me, tempting me.....daring me to attempt to tame it. "Surgeon General on amphetamine" warning on the back explaining the dangers resulting from the consumption of the vile atrocity contained within the bottle.

Appearance: Do I see evil spirits escape from the bottle when the cap is removed? Poured a very deep and dark copper in color. Tan-colored head sits regally (dare I say...arrogantly?) atop the swirling liquid beneath it. Monstrous lacing of the glass as I try to consume this beer before it consumes me.

Smell: A veritable onslaught of intense aromas pound your nostrils like a jackhammer. Raw sugar cane sweetness clashes with the pine hops whilst the alcohol fumes entwine the citric hops in a death squeeze. Oh! The Humanity!

Taste: From the moment this concoction first assaults your taste buds to the last remnant of flavor dies away, everything about this beer screams intensity. Alcohol-soaked dark fruit appear for but an instant, only to be followed by a toffee-caramel flavor. Impossible bitterness rules over all, gloating in its supremacy. Shards of malty sweetness pierce the cheeks, drawing blood that the alcohol only burns more. You fall to your knees, unworthy of the beast that is now within you. As it reaches your stomach, you feel the warmth of the hideousness begin to envelop you, waiting to spontaneously combust you and consume your entire being. Sadly, you were explicitly warned of the impending doom associated from partaking of this entity...yet you continue.

Mouthfeel: An exquisite mix of incredible smoothness combined with the raw burn of the alcohol make for a truly remarkable mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Should I enjoy the ass-kicking this beer has imparted on me? Yes....indeed I should. This is one amazing beer. Such a complex and intense beer. The flavors got warmer and richer as the beer came to room temperature. Not one to quaff, but rather sip and enjoy as the twin gargoyles pound your into oblivion.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2003 23:48:28 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,063 ratings.