Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,907 | Reviews: 1,957 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by afdempse:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorite brews from one of my favorite breweries. According to the bottle, "This is one lacerative muther of an ale."
Appearance starts out unassuming, but the head seems to come up out of nowhere, as if it is fighting to escape whatever terrors lurk in the deep. Ominous. Frothy orangish foam almost reaches up two fingers from the murky orange-gold liquid, and clings to the sides of the glass like spiderman.
Candied orange peel aromas followed by alcohol spirits and pineapple-y hop notes.
Massive orange, ginger, pine resin and alcohol come forward in an assault on the palate. Finish is brutally bitter in the best way.
Sticky without seeming sweet; an excellent balance played out between bracing hops and caramelized malts. This beer is malty as a bastard. Times 2.
Overall, I feel punished by this beer and I like it. Something about the way Stone makes these big brews makes me keep coming back for more like a lamb to the slaughter. Excellent.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2012 02:58:35 | More by afdempse
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4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Dated 9/16/13
A - Dark amber with 1 finger eggshell head. Fair retention and no lacing.
S - Earthy hops, brown sugar, toffee, burnt caramel, and dark fruit. Scent is reminiscent of a barelywine.
T - Even at 6 months the hops are still very present. Earthy with citrus notes, they give off a bitterness. The malts come in with many different flavors of brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little dark fruit. The finish has a nice bitterness to it.
M - Medium body with decent carbonation. Quite smooth with a barleywine like feel.
O - Big and bold this one can be drank fresh with huge hop notes or aged to make it more mellow and sweet.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:22:37 | More by Ri0
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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