Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bonbini26:
4.4/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
3L Lock & Chained Bottle
A- Pours reddish amber with a thick creamy head that slowly descends to leave of lacing down the glass. Nice retention. The thin head stays throughout.
S - Lots of grapefruit and the same pineapple aroma from arrogant bastard. Underlying the huge fruitiness are hints of pine and mint. Very enticing.
T- The taste is of thick sweet malt upfront - caramel, sweet - barley(?) ...brown sugar. It is balanced out, and beaten out after the second sip - by bitter citrus - orange and grapfruit. Soon, the citrusy, chewy hops fully emerge to overtake the maltiness. The malt, however, remains intact and give the hops a solid backbone. Complex, and the flavors are nicely layered.
M- The feel is smooth with an incredibly well-balanced texture. Leaves a nice hop attack on the tongue The abv is barely noticeable in the taste and feel - leaving it to sneek up on you.
D- This is an incredible brew - nicely balanced with the hops in control in the end. Fresh, full, tasty and complex. This is an amazing brew. I have 2 bottles that I'm aging and hope they will be just as amazing in the years to come
Note: Had this one time @ Firewaters in Atlantic City, on draft 16oz for $5
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2008 13:50:50 | More by bonbini26
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