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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,469 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,469
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 328
Gots: 688 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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jasonmason

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just procured my first of 2005's batch of this perennial favourite. Poured from the familiar bomber, this year's diatribe posessing an uptick on the virol, which is great. "Call 'em out and line 'em up against the wall" indeed...into the tulip it goes. Gorgeous mahogany colour, maybe a finger of head that seems to be going rather quickly.
...nose carries a plethora of hop, but also a deep, almost sweet character - heavy fruits, some alcohol. Not suprising at 10%. Head dissipates somewhat quickly.
...hops come big and fast in the first taste. Long, consistent follow through on the tongue - 20 seconds after the sip as I type this I'm still tasting it! Resious, with some slight caramel and a hint of alcohol burn, but this truly is a heavy hop monster. Big, with lots of malt heft. Great balance for the strength of flavours in this beer.
With the alcohol at 10%ABV, this one should lay down for a few years and come out nicely.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2005 03:56:03 | More by jasonmason
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,469 ratings.