Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Ye Shall Know the Bastard, and the Bastard Shall Set You Free
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Had with regular AB, OAB and Lukcy in this order:
AB --> OAB --> Lukcy --> DB
This review is brief but I didn't find much difference in character of this one and AB, except for the strength.
Dark ruby and rusty, with the clarity and depth of molten lava. Big brown head, great retention and lacing.
Pine, citrus and caramel rule. Strangely, not as strong smelling as I thought it would be.
Strongly bittersweet. Very sweet compared to other bastards but more bitter as well. Seems like an American Barleywine except that it's much more close to AB than any other beer. Caramel notes are present but it's mostly the hop flavor that dominates. Finish is quite clean given the amount of malts in this ale.
Viscous, thick, coating and overwhelming with low carbonation. Spot on.
Very good, given the ABV. Can't have it too fast and can't have too much, but whatever you can have will go down damn smooth.
This ale is recommended for aging and I sure as hell will if I can get another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2010 10:26:27 | More by tewaris
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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