Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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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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