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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,052 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5052
Reviews: 1959
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%


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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juhl31

California

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a review of the "decade of double bastard" from SDBW '10 at stone. i graded the most recent vintage and added some notes for each year

'10
-dark caramel color with a very light caramel colored head. loooks thick

-caramel with some semi-strong hop backing. vanilla too

-strong hops up front...of the lemon and grass variety. the caramel shows up for sure. what up vanilla

-really bitter aftertaste mouth which makes sense as far as the "bastard" is concerned. strong body and is pretty smooth

-tasty...can tell it needs to sit for at least a year

'09
-pretty big hop drop in both smell and taste right off the bat

'08
-wow, fruit flavor really shows up that really wasnt apparent before. some apricot, maybe some peach even. still with that strong caramel background though

'07
-1st noticeable heat showing up. more of the bitterness back, but most of the hop flavor is gone. a bit bitey

'06
-still hot, but some creaminess to this one. big fruit smell

'05
-makes me think i am eating bbq'd peaches topped with vanilla ice cream and a caramel drizzle

'04
-color finally changes noticeably. this is the 1st one that is a lot darker brown and crimson. all the fruit notes are gone. some oak taste in there

'03
-smells like jungle juice with poor ingredients. some wood flavor notes and a hint of smoke

'02
-dark fruit in now. a little old ale/special B malt tasting

'01
-looks like a cognac. can still pull a swirled glass head out though

alike characteristics throughout - head color, caramel backbone
best vintage - '05
least favorite - '09

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2010 05:12:11 | More by juhl31
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,052 ratings.