Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.18/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Double Bastard pours a deep ruby color with about a finger of head. Retention is decent, but there ends up being no lacing at all. At 11% ABV, not that surprising. Still a good looking beer.
Smell: Toasted malts, caramel, a bunch of resinous hops, and some rummy booziness are all prevalent. It certainly smells stronger than the regular Arrogant Bastard.
Taste: Caramel and toasted malts are very prevalent up front, with some booziness and plenty of hops on the back end. Honestly, this beer reminds of a barleywine with a more roasted malt profile. It tastes very good.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation leads to a syrupy, very smooth drinking beer. Very nice. This is a pretty strong beer, and I can tell. It's certainly not a chore to drink, but it's also not the most drinkable beer I've had by any stretch.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2011 05:29:07 | More by zhanson88
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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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