Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Clear amber and decent foam, poured into my DFH snifter.
S - Rummy alcohol in the nose, some vinous overtones. Not quite as big of a hop profile as I'd imagined.
T - I don't know what it is, but I get a good deal of banana rum on the palate. Not sweet at all, but still, essence of banana. Not the kind of banana sensation you get with a hefe, either. Maybe it's the alcohol? As for the hop character, I'm slightly disappointed. I was expecting to get my ass kicked with hops, but that didn't happen. A little boozy. It's not that hops are nonexistent, it's just that they aren't up to Stone standards. Still tasty though.
F - Thick and chewy. You know you're drinking big beer, but it's not overbearing.
D - Well, it's not what I thought it would be, but like the single Bastard, it's not lacking in drinkability. Treat it like a barleywine, and you'll be fine.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2009 21:40:18 | More by Patrick999
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