Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2009 vintage poured into St. Bernardus chalice 1/9/2010.
1/2 finger white head, quick dissipation and minimal lacing. Copper reddish clear amber body. Certainly has a barleywine type nose, sweet, not much smoke in initial whiff, nice hop presence, piney and citrus. As it warmed up the smoke became more pronounced in the nose. The taste is dominated by sweetish caramel malts, a bit of fruit, Rainier cherries, and pear, smoke and a bit of leather. Not the most carbonated of beers. Pretty drinkable for this high ABV, but one bomber is sufficient. I thought this was nicely balanced, certainly a step up complexity wise from 'regular' Bastard. Would like to see how this taste after a bit of aging. I knew there was a reason I'd stashed that 2006 bottle.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2010 20:39:14 | More by jdense
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