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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,649 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,649
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 359
Gots: 754 | FT: 25
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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JCam9981, May 28, 2013
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Skeeze, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 ltr growler.

A - Nice light tan head, tons of lace, over dark amber, somewhat murky ale.

S - Sweet and boozy. Nice deep malt, hops trying to get through.

T - Nice! Big bold malt, booze and hops, leaving clean in the end. Amazing. The heat is hardly even there considering the ABV.

M - Med to heavy, beer is deceptively much bigger than it seems. Hops and alcohol effectively squash the sweet malt.

D - Glad it's only the 1 ltr. :)

srandycarter, Apr 04, 2011
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Roberto11232, Jan 31, 2014
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Jmerc23, Dec 06, 2013
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HowlingTurkey, Jun 08, 2013
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LSMroz, Nov 22, 2013
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oldedog, Mar 11, 2013
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wizo, Jun 07, 2012
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Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage at the suggestion of the beer guy. (1 year old bomber)

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark amber/brown. Thick, creamy off-white head. No light penetrates the center, and the edges make a glowing orangish-copper haze. Good, clingy lacing. There are some fine particulates suspended.

Smell: Tons of malt and spices. Aroma is very rich and full.

Taste: Whole lotta malt. Tastes strong, but not as boozy as I thought it would. LOTS of malt. Very little ho presence until the aftertaste, which has a piney, oily finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated well with a medium-full body.

Overall: She's a beast of a beer with an entertaining character. I'd love to have tried this year's back to back. It's good to try, and expensive (slightly) to drink. I doubt I could do more than one of these per sitting.

Winston_Smith, Dec 29, 2012
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Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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ryand14, Dec 09, 2013
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oldvines, Feb 03, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a tulip glass... nice thick creamy tan head that fades fast and leaves a nice sticky lacing. Nice rich Red Mahogany, hazy color. Looks very thick!

S- Toffee, caramel, alcohol are the first thing to hit the nose. Candy corn and some faint dried dark fruit.

T- Sweet dark fruit... caramel, a touch of bitter coffee, butterscotch and a punch of alcohol (although not unpleasant). Cinnamon bun as is warms up.

M- Really coats the tongue and hangs onto it! Sweetness lingers bunch fades to a nice hoppy bitterness. Lots of body... I dig it!

D- This is a remarkable winter night beer. I'm definately gonna pick up a few more botles of this!

Thickfreakness, Feb 21, 2011
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Charlie_Hoss, Jan 02, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, 2005 edition
Pours a dark reddish color with a head of tan bubbles that fades quickly. Aroma is on the sweet side, vary malty with only a hint of citrus hops. Taster follows suit with a wonderful balance(did I say balanced???) of caramel candy malts and hop bitterness. Actually, the malt reminds me of some of the better English style barleywines. Hop bitterness is there for balance and in the aftertaste. Alcohol presence is noted, but not as intense as you may think. Not what I expected, but a great beer.

sacfly, Apr 01, 2007
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JKV96, Sep 29, 2013
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,649 ratings.