Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle thanks to Jyppy, 2008 release. Into the Goose Island IPA tulip...
A - Nice tawny color with flufy mocha tan head, over two fingers worth. Some retention, some lacing.
S - Toffee and hazelnut sweetness and semi-sweet chocolate create the backbone for this surprisingly balanced aroma. Coffee like roasted bitterness balances it out, with a bite pineapple bite. Textbook for style.
T/M - Again picking up toffee and chocolate in the malt, which is rendered very mild after the huge hopping that followed. Quite fruity, with lots of pineapple and some strawberry. Finishes very bitter, with some lingering espresso. Mouthfeel is almost barleywine-esque.
D - Have to say, this is by far the best Stone product I've had so far. No real complaints, just a nice, big example of an American Strong Ale.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2009 06:25:00 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
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