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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,010 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,010
Reviews: 2,012
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 391
Gots: 929 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish-brown color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma has raisin and currant in the nose with a subtle alcohol warmth.

Taste is sweet upfront with a decent kick of citrus hop bitterness and raisin, followed by a strong kick of alcohol warmth that coats the throat and a decent amount of malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is warm with the citrus hop bitterness and raisin flavor sticking out the most, followed by the alcohol warmth.

I like this. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, except that there's more focus on the alcohol part. It reminds me of what I enjoy about Arrogant Bastard and as a result, I enjoy its bigger cousin. Definitely a sipping beer that's worth your time.

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Fresh 2006 release, just picked it up yesterday and couldn't resist. Pours an unassuming dark brownish-amber with a small but fairly resilient and foamy half-finger of light beige head that falls into a thin hazy lacing over the beer.

Surprisingly light aroma. Very pleasant roasted caramel malt background that gives way to a grapefruit-citrus and piney hops scent.

Not the kick-in-the-ass I was expecting. No, this is definitely not for the faint of heart, as the tirade on the back of the bottle bluntly states in typical Stone fashion, but it is not that overpowering either. Strong grapefruit and piney hops flavors are prevalent with a rich toffee malt background as well, especially as the beer warms. Dry bitter hoppy finish and a nice subtle warming alcohol flavor.

Full-bodied oily but somewhat creamy on the palate. Very drinkable for a beer of this magnitude. I can't wait to try this thing with a few months under its belt when the malt matures. The balance could use a little bit of work, but that's nothing some cellar time won't fix. Still a great drink even now. The Bastard Has Set Me Free.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,010 ratings.