Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by barczar:
4.16/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy amber with cranberry highlights and a frothy, fleeting beige head.
Deeply caramelized sugar, toffee, floral hops, dates, figs, toasted malt, and muted citrus form the aroma. Very rich.
Flavor reveals a backbone of rich, deep caramelized malt, fairly sweet, which is juxtaposed by moderate bitterness at the finish. Notes of dates and figs are subtle. Earthy hops, grapefruit pith, muted grapefruit, and floral notes add complexity.
Body is full, with low carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.
Very complex beer. A balance of extremes, with a rich malt profile and enough hops to keep the sweetness in check. Nuances are plentiful. It's a touch hot.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2013 00:07:47 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
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 5,373 ratings.