Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
4.7/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured into a pint glass.
A - Dense Mahogany, almost no head, but rather a thin layer of off-white color that let's you know it was ever really there. Lacing? Nope.
S - Sweet malts, figs, sugar-coated dry fruits. There's also a good deal of hoppiness hiding down there. Changes almost ever time I try to get a scent of it... Very strong.
T - Unbelievably complex in its bittersweet nature. Seduces me into thinking it's an all-malt brew with sugar-coated galore for its flavor, but transforms into a monstrous beast! Butterscotch, rough, abrasive hops... It changes every time. I don't even know how to describe this.
M - Full bodied with a scorchingly good carbonation. Slick on the palate, slides down the throat with a linger bitterness and heats up the entire bloodstream. Spot-on.
Overall/notes - Maybe the best thing I've ever had. I can't see myself drinking more than one glass of this bad boy in an evening, but that's fine. One taste and this immediately went on my "favorites" list. Simpling outstanding.
Serving type: on-tap
04-24-2011 21:45:21 | More by bbkd3b
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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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