Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by herman77:
3.93/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2011 edition. 10.5%
A: Dark amber with a khaki colored head that fades fairly quick to a collar. No lacing.
S: Rich carmel and toffee dominate. A bit of pine hops, but not nearly as prominent as the hops.
T: Nice toffee and carmel maltiness. Bready. Hops are still around for sure, more near the finish. Pine hops. They still have a decent amount of bite too.Just a tad bit of alcohol on the backend.
M: Fuller body. Thick. Didn't remember this was that thick. Nice and smooth feeling. Moderate to lower carbonation.
O: Decent drinkability for the abv. I had the 2011 fresh and I liked it. This is good too, but I think it's kind of in a weird stage where the hops haven't dropped off that much, and the malt isn't doing anything much different yet. Think this would need to be aged another 6 months to a year to really start to shine.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2012 01:18:35 | More by herman77
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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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