Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sideshowrob:
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
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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