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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,474 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,474
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 329
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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mzwolinski

California

4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this on the draught list at Papago's. I'd already had a hefty porter earlier in the evening, but couldn't leave without snapping this up.

Best idea I ever had.

An incredible brew, but like the company says, not for the faint of heart. The color alone should be enough to warn you off. It's a devilish deep amber, mahogany. Colors like that are put in Nature to tell other living creatures to back the hell off.

Head is thin, leaves a nice sticky lace on the side of the glass.

Aroma is.... well, wow man. Caramely sweet, very pine-like hoppiness, and maybe just a slight hint of alcohol.

Ok, well, not so slight. It's big. So are the hops, for the matter. And the sweetness.

And then there's the flavor. Did I say wow already? Butterscotch sweet, with a warming alcohol feel and flavor that starts around mid-palate and keeps on growing. Fruity notes are present, and a magnanimous dosage of hop bitterness. Stone manages to pack an immense amount of flavor in this beer. Very complex.

Don't plan on drinking anything else after this beer. First, it'll taste like tapwater, and second, you simply don't need any more alcohol after this. Go take a nap and have pleasant dreams of the next great offering from Stone instead.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2002 11:25:31 | More by mzwolinski
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,474 ratings.