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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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95
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5,039 Ratings
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100
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Ratings: 5039
Reviews: 1959
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%


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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danieelol

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the very generous joecast for this and the brilliant Double Bastard glass from which it was drunk from.

2012 Vintage. 11.2% Alcohol.

Pours a brilliant ruby-toffee with great head/lacing.

Smell is reticent at first. Get a lot of nutty notes which are kind of reminiscent of Samichlaus. Get some lightish hop notes behind that- pine. Yeast and faint tropical fruits.

Taste is a bit subdued also but highly resiny. Get lots and lots of hop and pine. Can be a little alcoholic at times but I feel the hop character hides most of it.

There's a lot of complexity here and this needs time to open up and be sipped on.

Hop resin really builds throughout until you appreciate just what a hoppy and bitter beast this beer is. Like Bigfoot with some intravenously-assisted muscle gains, it challenges even a hop-enthusiast like myself.

I think this one's lower on dry-hop character but really big on normal hop character. Its older but slighter brother had a similarly bitter outlook on life.

This is definitely a "sleeper" beer. Was a bit neutral towards it at first, but it really builds on you and is actually very subtle, which is especially impressive considering its hefty alcohol.

I haven't yet drunk my '12 Old Guardian but this is easily the most impressive Stone beer I've had to date. Thanks again to joecast.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 04:56:20 | More by danieelol
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,039 ratings.