Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mjtiernan:
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle poured into a Teku tulip at fridge temp. 2010 release, no bottle dating found.
A: A not-so-attractive “dirty water” medium brown. Basically zero head although that may be more due to the cold temp that I poured it at. Slight ring around the edge. Between the color and the head, there isn’t much here that’s drawing me in.
S: Tons of sweet syrupy malt. Graham cracker and light molasses. Some alcohol and vanilla.
T: Oh man, this is way better than I expected. Very many barleywine characteristics. The flavors meld together nicely and it isn’t nearly as cloying as the nose indicated. It’s much like the nose, but there’s a muted solidarity in the flavor profile that keeps it from becoming too much. With all its intensity, I can’t believe how smooth this is.
M: Body is medium to full, texture a bit syrupy, carb soft and finish is moderately alcoholic.
O: Wow. I immediately regret buying only a single bottle because I’d like to try this again in 2-3 years. I don’t know what this was like fresh, but it’s drinking very nicely now. These flavors really work together. This would be amazing with all sorts of different desserts or caramelized meats.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2012 03:16:52 | More by mjtiernan
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