Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brownbeer:
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2006 consumed 6-11-10
The pour seems syrupy and the color is murky and brown. Not much head, good retention for what it has.
The nose is showing oxidation similar to an aged Bigfoot or another iconic barleywine. Raisin, caramelized sugars left and right, sherry, dehydrated banana.
The flavors are a rare balance of brown sugar, dough, toffee, and just all out malt richness, with somehow a spicy, mineral hop finish. It's high-octane and more intense than the average Barleywine. The carbonation is low, making the already thick body seem even thicker.
Unusual and oddly addictive. I've enjoyed this fresh and aged alike. It just depends on what tickles your fancy. I do not feel so all alone.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2010 02:06:34 | More by brownbeer
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4.73/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Served on tap in a 14oz glass at Heartbreakers in Chaska.
Great beer, who's 2013 edition is far better than some of the recent Enjoy bys. In a beer this strong, you sometimes worry that the alcohol content will take over the taste profile. That is definitely not the case here.
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2014 16:05:13 | More by MartinHook
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,373 ratings.