Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle dated 09/26/13
Appearance - Pours a dark orange copper with a sandstone finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin layer of bubbles with a thick cluster in the middle. Lacing is small and spotty with good stick.
Smell - Fresh orange hits the nose first, then a healthy amount of caramel and toffee. Light toast and chocolate notes, along with traces of alcohol. Dark fruit emerges as a more predominant presence the brew warms.
Taste - Complex. Orange and grapefruit pith sits atop the flavor profile, but plenty of other notes can be found throughout the experience. Raisin, caramel and light toffee. Ester fruitiness. Traces of chocolate. Finishes with fair balance, though the pith character tends to linger. A bit of heat comes through in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Full-bodied and thick, with moderate carbonation. Near syrupy.
Overall - One could a make a strong case that this should be classified as a barleywine, and a damn good one at that. Certainly isn't far off from their Old Guardian. The only issue in againg a brew like this is the temptation to drink it!
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 04:20:19 | More by TheSixthRing
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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