Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a tulip. 2010 vintage. Pours a cloudy reddish orange with one finger of foam and good carbonation evident. Good lacing. Nose is sweet and malty but not so rich as to be syrupy. A little nutty but mainly it just smells like a massive beer. Very nice mouthfeel for such a big beer. Full bodied but the carbonation doesn't let it sit too heavy on the palate. For a beer with no evidence of hops on the nose it is surprisingly bitter on the palate. A malty sweetness comes on smooth and is balanced out by a mouthful of resiny hops. The finish is hoppy but not overly so. The malt balances quite well here so the finish is light, long, and very enjoyable. Not as clean a finish as the Lucky Bastard but similar in character. One of the best beers over 10% abv you will find and worth every penny.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2011 02:46:04 | More by hoppyhampy
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