Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bomber (2011) to pint glass the beer pours an opaque amber/mahogany color with a tremendous 2.5 finger khaki colored head with nice retention and tons of gobs of lacing. Looks sticky and big. The nose is malty sweet upfront with a definitive caramel malt character. Hints of earthy hops and heat and perhaps even a touch of raisin, though mostly malt. The flavor is rich and bold with the caramel malt sweetness found in the tongue being most prominent. The earthy hop characted provides enough bitterness and flavor to provide a very balanced beer. Very creamy and smooth throughout the beer finishes sticky with a lingering mild bitterness and pleasant sweetness. Very good. Though the alcohol was present in the nose, it's indiscernible in the flavor. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, very drinkable for such a big beer. This is fantastic, a treat, highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2012 13:18:23 | More by hopfacebrew
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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.
95 out of 100 based on 4,893 ratings.