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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,448 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,448
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 321
Gots: 682 | 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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davod23

California

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahhh, Double Bastard. My old friend. 2009 vintage, poured into an oversized wine glass.

Clear, ruddy brown/red pour with a nice cream colored head. Initially, it billows up nicely to about two fingers, but quickly retreats to a thin collar of foam around the edge of the glass.

I remember this smelling more powerful. Weird. I get a touch of piney hops, some caramel and bread notes, and some booze. But everything is pretty subdued, even after it warms up. This is weird.

Ahh, the taste. Much better. Massive bitterness from the hops, which are more subdued in the realm of taste. Caramel, toffee, and alcohol heat in equal parts. Long, lasting bitter finish that sticks with you - I don't think my palate would be up for another beer for a while.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Medium-bodied with a good, prickly carbonation to it. Slightly sticky.

Drinkability is also excellent. I can put down a lot of this stuff in short order, until the alcohol punches me in the face.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 00:34:17 | More by davod23
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,448 ratings.