Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by trxxpaxxs:
3.63/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a cloudy red/brown/orange with less than half a finger of beige head. The foam settles quickly leaving a tiny ring along the edges of the glass. Nice lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is malt, citrus, mild pine, spice, and alcohol.
T: The beer starts off sweet and malty with a good bit of spicy bite. The hops come on in the middle and ease up the spice while adding some citrus. From middle to the finish this beer is boozy and spicy. The alcohol is completely evident and detracts a bit from the flavors of the beer itself.
M: Full bodied beer. It's malty and sticky to start. The spice and alcohol take hold in the middle making it bitter and drying. Lingering booze and spice.
O: Really not my favorite at all. It's way too boozy. I understand that it is supposed to be over the top at 11.2%, but the abv makes this difficult to drink. I'd much rather be drinking a BA barleywine at this alcohol level.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2013 18:19:14 | More by trxxpaxxs
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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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