Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thryn:
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A hazy and rich deep copper/ruby color with a very creamy beigeish head that seems to have decent staying power. Creamy lacing for days.
Hops, malt, dark fruit. I'm reminded of some West Coast American barleywines here, but with a bit more of adark fruit/raisin profile. Hops are piney. So pine, raisin, and dark wheat bread. The bready aspect is closer to pumpernickel than biscuit.
Oh man, this is one delicious beverage. It's a 2008 batch, and I suspect the hops have tamed a lot, along with the alcohol. It's not hot at all. Alcohol is present but not dominating the brew. Raisin, whiskey, vanilla and pine. A bit of caramel. . Fuck, this is good. I'd like to try a fresh one to compare.
Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
For what it is, it's fairly drinkable, though it seems to have precipitated a bout of hiccups. I suspect this bomber will take me a couple hours to polish off. Good thing this is my Friday.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2009 08:07:10 | More by thryn
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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.
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