Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.13/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2012 bottling. Poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. It pours a slightly hazy, reddish-amber color with a nice head that has some good retention considering the high ABV and lacing that practically coats the entire inside of the glass. This beer has a fabulous nose. It smells like over-ripe peaches, oranges, and pineapples mixed with rum-soaked cherries. I also pick up notes of marmalade and toast. Yummy!
The beer has a full body and a slick, velvety feel. When they call this a ``strong ale'', they aren't kidding. Sticky, syrupy flavors of sweet malt and toast greet you up front. The sweetness is very well-balanced with a nice mix of bitter, resiny hops and an alcohol warmth that nibbles at you from mid-palate on down. I'm getting flavors of biscuity maltiness, fruity esters providing hints of orange marmalade and cherries, and a bit of diacetyl. Lots of obnoxious booziness on the finish, but I don't mind. In this beer, you just know it's intentional.
This is an excellent beer, but it's definitely not something I would want to drink more than once per year. It's super-strong, but for my palate it doesn't have the complexity of Lukcy Basartd or the drinkability of Oak-Aged Arrogant Bastard. Still, I'm awfully glad I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2012 22:48:48 | More by deadonhisfeet
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4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Dated 9/16/13
A - Dark amber with 1 finger eggshell head. Fair retention and no lacing.
S - Earthy hops, brown sugar, toffee, burnt caramel, and dark fruit. Scent is reminiscent of a barelywine.
T - Even at 6 months the hops are still very present. Earthy with citrus notes, they give off a bitterness. The malts come in with many different flavors of brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little dark fruit. The finish has a nice bitterness to it.
M - Medium body with decent carbonation. Quite smooth with a barleywine like feel.
O - Big and bold this one can be drank fresh with huge hop notes or aged to make it more mellow and sweet.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:22:37 | More by Ri0
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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