Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 5,383 | Reviews: 1,970 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by theWrkncacnter:
4.47/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle aged since the 07 release.
Appearance is only .5 from exceptional because of the slightly fading head, otherwise it would be perfect. It pours a deep muddy copper color, almost like an unfiltered apple cider. Which I like, because any time a beer pours this deep of a copper and this opaque, you know it's serious. The head fades quickly and leaves only a tiny bit of lacing. Smell is not too strong but definitely sweet and deep with a slight bit of alcohol around the edges. Taste is phenomenal. The aging has made this beer super smooth. The first taste that I think of immediately is chocolate, which quickly turns to a deep malty flavor that finishes with a crisp, slightly alcoholic hop note that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is like you've dipped your tongue into beer flavored honey, it sticks to your tongue and continues to deliver a piney hope note well after you've taken a sip. The slight alcohol note is the only thing holding this back from a perfect drinkability note, but maybe that makes it perfect because it forces you to savor this beer.
I feel like going out right now and finding another bottle that I can age for 3 years to have the experience all over again. I can think of only one other beer that has been such an exceptional experience as this one and that's the first release of Rogue Brewers Ale on tap at the source, other than that, nothing really comes close.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2010 19:52:08 | More by theWrkncacnter
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Served on tap in a 14oz glass at Heartbreakers in Chaska.
Great beer, who's 2013 edition is far better than some of the recent Enjoy bys. In a beer this strong, you sometimes worry that the alcohol content will take over the taste profile. That is definitely not the case here.
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2014 16:05:13 | More by MartinHook
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,383 ratings.