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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,578 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,578
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 343
Gots: 727 | FT: 26
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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micahmye

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-28-2013 12:25:14 | More by micahmye
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gradergator

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-22-2014 23:26:02 | More by gradergator
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Loco_Joe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-09-2014 21:06:31 | More by Loco_Joe
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-11-2012 20:00:20 | More by kspongeworthy
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HopJack

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-14-2012 02:23:15 | More by HopJack
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-19-2012 23:40:28 | More by CarpalTunnell
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rtaps

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-20-2013 00:20:15 | More by rtaps
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-09-2012 20:40:45 | More by dunix
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-07-2012 16:36:48 | More by pushstartnow13
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2012 14:15:35 | More by Whiskeydeez
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soonerchamps

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-28-2013 20:00:20 | More by soonerchamps
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-11-2013 00:43:06 | More by JMurphy41
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meischk


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-25-2013 04:54:41 | More by meischk
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jjauga

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-28-2012 23:31:05 | More by jjauga
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rye726

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

'07 vintage poured at 45F into a snifter

Beautifull rich amber color. Thick tan head that settles to a nice cover.

Mixture of sweet malts and bitter floral hops. Aromas of caramel, vanilla and ripe fruits as well.

More of the same, but better. Caramel malts perfectly blended with powerfull hops. Sweet fruits and warming alcohols.

Well carbonated full body. Thick and creamy feel.

Very complex yet well balanced. Delicate yet delicious. Another fine brew from stone and possible the best vintage yet.

01-07-2008 06:01:26 | More by rye726
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slipangle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-03-2013 14:12:28 | More by slipangle
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DerekDudley

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-04-2014 20:16:30 | More by DerekDudley
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jamiekimble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-16-2012 21:29:16 | More by jamiekimble
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pendabev

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-03-2013 17:09:28 | More by pendabev
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-13-2012 05:48:46 | More by hippityhophead24
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Gdirt

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-28-2014 23:38:48 | More by Gdirt
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JC88


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-15-2012 15:37:39 | More by JC88
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SkunkWorks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

22 oz bottle into pint glass. 2009 version (its now mid-September 2010).

Pours reddish brown, slightly amber with a little haze. The head is thin but reasonable and is a little orange in color. It left behind a lot of lacing on my glass. A little carbonation is visible but not much.

The smell is fairly potent. I mostly get the malt and booze. There are also some hints of fruit and hops in there as well.

The taste is dominated by the malt and the alcohol like the aroma is. Its not as hoppy as Arrogant Bastard is by any means and definitely was not as bitter, so its a very sweet beer. There are also hints of fruit. It strangely tastes more like a barley wine than Arrogant Bastard.

The mouthfeel is that its very full bodied. The 10.5% ABV definitely is noticeable and I think that's what Stone was going for with this one.

Drinkability wise, its very easy to drink despite the forwardness of the alcohol because of how sweet it is. I had to pace myself purposefully to take it slow and enjoy this beer.

Overall, I really liked this beer. I had been unable to find it when it came out but happened upon a bottle of it while buying other beer in a local store so I knew I had to pick it up. It is very good and I'll be stocking up on bottles to age if I find any new ones in the future. It was definitely worth the wait and proves why Stone Brewing remains my favorite brewery.

09-14-2010 15:07:30 | More by SkunkWorks
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Danno48

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-18-2014 01:47:49 | More by Danno48
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tryemdad

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-02-2013 01:54:38 | More by tryemdad
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,578 ratings.