Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,907 | Reviews: 1,957 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by homersimpson67:
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Been thinking about trying this one for awhile. Would love to buy the $100 3 litter bottle at my local beer establishment. Not sure how to chill it though. Settled for a nice 22oz bomber. Not dissapointed! Yes it is strong. As the bottle states "diatribe" on the label a perfect discription to say the least.
Pours a lovely dark mahogany into my favorite tulip. At least 2 fingers of glorious white foam that settles into and excellent lacing of delicate bubbles.
This smells like Christmas, sweet and spicey and everything nicey.(sorry about that one). A very enticing aroma of cranbery and nutmeg with a dash of maybe cinnamin and pumpkin pie.
As I slowly pour this over my tongue it hits you right away. Very sugaring and hoppy and I knew this one was loaded. It does remind me of a fresh barley wine type ale and it lingers on my tongue and into my nose for some time after a good swallow. Definately a unique flavor for sure. They certainly didn't hold back on the suger and hops!
It feels great but as the label implies it is not for the weak. This is a one to sip slowly and cautiously and let it warm a little as I believe the flavor gets more complex over time.
Again if you try read the label, it says it all. Stone is really wise in its ways and has again come up with a winner!
Yummy. I will sleep with a smile.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2012 01:55:54 | More by homersimpson67
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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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