Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,903 | Reviews: 1,957 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by boogyman:
4.28/5 rDev 0%
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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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.
95 out of 100 based on 4,903 ratings.