Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tewaris:
4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
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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4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Dated 9/16/13
A - Dark amber with 1 finger eggshell head. Fair retention and no lacing.
S - Earthy hops, brown sugar, toffee, burnt caramel, and dark fruit. Scent is reminiscent of a barelywine.
T - Even at 6 months the hops are still very present. Earthy with citrus notes, they give off a bitterness. The malts come in with many different flavors of brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee, and a little dark fruit. The finish has a nice bitterness to it.
M - Medium body with decent carbonation. Quite smooth with a barleywine like feel.
O - Big and bold this one can be drank fresh with huge hop notes or aged to make it more mellow and sweet.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:22:37 | More by Ri0
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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