Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking my second 2009 Double Bastard by Stone, served in a pint glass.
Appearance - A deep beautiful amber hints of orange and mahogany. Light foam and light lacing.
Smell - Deep fruity and sweet smell with tones of alcohol and the typical stone character (from hops, yeast, and high alcohol?)
Taste - Extremely sweet and relatively high alcohol bite. Hop character is relatively strong but surprisingly subtle for a stone's double bastard. There is a sweet caramel undertone.
Mouthfeel - Very sweet with solid carbonation. Mouth feels dry afterwards most likely to high hop content.
Drinkability - I love stone beers and this one is generally well brewed but I think they could do better. The hops aren't as aggresive as expected for a beer of this caliber and the sweetness is overwhelming. Tastes similar to lagunitas brews (which I love) in my opinion. Essentially a great beer that could be improved.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2009 06:11:06 | More by Zaplt
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