Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WanderingFool:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: A clear deep ruby red color is topped off by a smooth tan colored head that quickly dissolves to a sheet on the surface of the beer.
Smell: Fruity(mostly cherry), caramel malts and alcohol dominate the aroma.
Taste: Very full bodied, thick and chewy mouthfeel. Flavors of cherry and caramel malt seem to dominate, however a well balanced bitterness is mixed in before an alcohol taste finishes off the sip. Reminds me of other barleywines like Old Horizontal or Bigfoot, but this beer seems to be much better balanced.
Drinkability: I found this beer to be about average drinkability. The mild alcohol taste prevented me from taking large sips, but I couldn't stop my hand from automatically pouring another sip in after I swallowed.
Overall this is a good full flavored beer. Lots of complex flavors and another winner by Stone.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2003 15:41:37 | More by WanderingFool
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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.
95 out of 100 based on 5,374 ratings.