1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,041 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5041
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 5,041 | Reviews: 1,959 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by sideshowrob:
Photo of sideshowrob
sideshowrob

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brew poured into a fitting 22-oz Stone AB flute. Very nice color - a deep orange/red/amber. Almost glows. Complex nose and sent profile - lots of malts and hops hit you all at once - carmel, orange, hint of pine. The smell can be overpowering, but becomes balanced once you take it all in.

Flavor was out-of-this-world. Not sure why this is called a barley wine by BA, but I guess it fits as well as any style. The massive malts are balanced , fought over, and eventually displaced by the hoppy sweetness of this brew. Very complex, with many, many notes and flavors vying for attention. Carmel and buttery notes come through most strongly for the matls, with orange and "hoppy sweet" coming through for the cone-leaning. Beautifuly crafted beer!

Mouthfeel is good, with tons of interplay occuring on the palate. For all of its power and complexity, DB is still very drinkable, though it demands respect while doing so.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2004 12:38:09 | More by sideshowrob
More User Reviews:
Photo of mhind52
mhind52

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 18:59:26 | More by mhind52
Photo of Westyn
Westyn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 18:02:03 | More by Westyn
Photo of Donnymcslick
Donnymcslick

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-16-2014 03:05:02 | More by Donnymcslick
Photo of ToddKehoe
ToddKehoe


4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-16-2014 01:52:58 | More by ToddKehoe
Photo of gmendez1122
gmendez1122

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-15-2014 22:56:46 | More by gmendez1122
Photo of trevor_s
trevor_s

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2014 01:44:42 | More by trevor_s
Photo of sillygirl8
sillygirl8

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-14-2014 06:12:41 | More by sillygirl8
Photo of sureshot08
sureshot08

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-14-2014 03:10:45 | More by sureshot08
Photo of EdTheEdge
EdTheEdge

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-13-2014 20:50:59 | More by EdTheEdge
Photo of PhillyFan76
PhillyFan76

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-13-2014 20:26:25 | More by PhillyFan76
Photo of Bhoward0698
Bhoward0698

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-13-2014 18:37:39 | More by Bhoward0698
Photo of Edvice04
Edvice04

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-13-2014 15:52:03 | More by Edvice04
Photo of LaurenGuy
LaurenGuy

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-12-2014 23:11:06 | More by LaurenGuy
Photo of cody4prez
cody4prez

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-12-2014 22:35:27 | More by cody4prez
Photo of lswilma
lswilma

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-12-2014 13:40:31 | More by lswilma
Photo of yoitsarch
yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-12-2014 05:07:11 | More by yoitsarch
Photo of brandoncun
brandoncun

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-11-2014 20:21:25 | More by brandoncun
Photo of PhilMiller
PhilMiller

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2014 20:06:35 | More by PhilMiller
Photo of WKyle
WKyle

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2014 20:05:37 | More by WKyle
Photo of HOPHEADNATIONMATT
HOPHEADNATIONMATT

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-10-2014 23:00:12 | More by HOPHEADNATIONMATT
Photo of HoppySeb
HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-10-2014 21:14:00 | More by HoppySeb
Photo of Brandon_Carver
Brandon_Carver

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-10-2014 19:59:15 | More by Brandon_Carver
Photo of jkball01
jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-10-2014 19:44:40 | More by jkball01
Photo of beersdmf17
beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-10-2014 19:27:26 | More by beersdmf17
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,041 ratings.