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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,066 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5066
Reviews: 1959
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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bmwats

Louisiana

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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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,066 ratings.