Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.4/5 rDev +3%
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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