Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 650 ml bottle into my Arrogant Bastard pint glass.
A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Head craters slowly, unevenly, and unpredictably; leaving dry sticky residue in its wake. Thick, dry, persistent beer ring lacing. Kind of like tree rings....you can measure the drinking experience.
S: Hearty malt, butterscotch, caramel, parchment, a little honey, and a little orange citrus.
T: Sweet, nutty, roasted malt. Bittersweet hop character characterized by a little licorice, with butterscotch. A little bit of a root beer liqueur sort of thing going on.
M: Thick, syrupy, and hearty. Bittersweet start, and a lingering dry bitter finish. But no so much so to be off-putting. Well-balanced. Earthy tone.
D: You might be able to sip this one down....you probably should, but it's really, really good...which might create a conundrum for you.
Atmosphere is great. Great head (and I do like great head), lots o' residue, and the characteristic great Stone lacing. Nose is a great combination of candied malt, and a little fruit....all distinct. Thick and syrupy body, characterized by a very earthy feel, some sweet tones, some bitter tones. Well-balanced. Overall, this is a great quaff.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2012 06:33:09 | More by bmwats
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