Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Decent looking beer. Nothing special. Crystal clear, nice deep red mahogony color. Small but relatively persistant head.
Nose is very nice. Very full. I get some deep caramel and alcohol notes and definately big brashy hops.
Wow. Very big tasting beer. Extremely bitter. Extremely. Like fresh Old Crusty bitter. Leaves my mouth all taught and upset. Some nice malt notes too, caramel most prominently, but really can't hold a candle to the bitterness...really really bitter. And its a harsh bitter too. These ain't no low cohumulone hops. I've heard Stone loves the Chinook and I imagine that's what this is. Maybe I'd celler this for a year or two in an attempt to tame the hops a tad. This is pretty much straight off the truck...arrived I think in Indiana November 1st or so.
With the fairly strong alcohol and ridiculously bitter harsh hops in the finish....its definately not smooth.
Mouthfeel is decent. Thick but not creamy. Definately thicker than thin however.
Not very drinkable. Last year I barely managed to finish a whole bomber. This bitterness is just unreal.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2004 02:47:48 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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