Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.88/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Many thanks to dhchatfield for another chance to try this one. Today is a year from when I tried it and rated it higher than any other beer I've tried so I figured I'd revisit today. Let's dive in!
Dark ruby color toward the center and a light orangish shade around the outside... almost colored like a peach skin. There's a half finger light tan head which eventually falls into a thin film atop the beer but never leaves a completely exposed liquid. There's very sticky webby lacing around the snifter.
The nose is boozy like plums soaked in moonshine with some apples and a sweeter fruit like a pineapple or a slight cherry scent.
Big complex taste with a sweet fruity taste. There's some pineapple, a lot of booze, some spicy hops (which leave the mouth extremely dry), some slight orange flavor and even more hop dryness. Whew. That's spicy. It's sweet up front then turns boozy then hits you with a wall of hops.
I have to admit that I absolutely love this beer but it's actually a bit better with about 18 or so months on it. Still a fantastic brew!
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2007 02:25:13 | More by timtheenchanta
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