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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,467 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,467
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 323
Gots: 685 | FT: 27
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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boogyman

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark amber, dark gold, almost maroon color (best coloring of a beer I have seen) with a small head that doesn't last long but leaves some bubbles that promise some decent lacing.

S- Dark cherries and dark grape scents are prevalent. It smells almost of a red wine, not that I drink much wine, but that is what it reminds me of. But then...

... The smells are morphing! After letting the rest of the beer sit in the bottle as I drank the first half, I then poured the rest in the glass and to my amazement, there were different scents! It has turned into a almost citrus grapefruit on the front with the darker cherry/grape on the back end.

T- Wow... I have never tasted a beer like this. The first thing that hits me is the outstandingly strong maltyness. Then the bitterness takes over and finished with a nice warm alcohol burn. Compared to a IPA, the hops seem fairly mild. I am having trouble with this one because the explosion of flavors on my virgin palate is overwhelmingly awesome. I am starting to understand the long description on the back of the bottle. I am not a worthy soul!

M- Very smooth going down and the carbonation is just right. Has a nice boozy bite that is warming going down.

D- Well this most definitely is not a beer most people could have more then one of due to the 10.5% ABV. But if you consider one bottle, I have no issues finishing this bottle and going sip to sip. Overall this was a pretty awesome beer that got much much better as it warmed up. Definitely pick up a bottle of this for a good beer to sip on throughout the night.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 04:12:16 | More by boogyman
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,467 ratings.