Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,066 | Reviews: 1,959 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bagpiper2005:
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pour: A clear, deep brownish maroon color. A finger and a half of tan head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some lacing on the glass.
Smell: Huge whiff of flowers as you open the bottle. Underlying hints of pine and grapefruit with a backbone of caramel malty goodness and a slight alcohol presence.
Taste: The beer starts off with a sweet banana-like flavor with just a touch of pine. Very assertive caramel malt and molasses presence also in the front end. Spicy alcoholic and biscuity middle with a touch of chocolate. Finish rather dry with a moderately intense pine and grapefruit hop bite. A hint of pineapple comes through in the front as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Thick, syrupy, and chewy. Incredibly smooth with low carbonation.
Drinkability: Wow, this stuff burns on the way down (reminds me of a good Scotch). Filling, and a bit of a challenge to the palate, but makes a great sipping experience and highly drinkable for the ABV.
Final Notes: You might want to skip dinner, I can feel the calories just piling up as I drink it. A huge, bold, beautifully complex tasting beer that will take you all night to discover all the hidden nuances. Drink it nice and warm as to attenuate the alcohol. Also drink this one by itself as you'll likely not taste your food with it! Incredible beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2011 00:38:17 | More by bagpiper2005
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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