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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

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 322
Gots: 679 | FT: 27
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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New York

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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New Hampshire

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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therealnod

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my third go at Double Bastard. 22oz Bomber into an Arrogant Bastard mug (without bias).

A: Stellar...beautiful red. Thick foamy head that makes you wait...damnit.

S: Dark fruit with aromatic hops. The aroma will not prepare you for what is ahead.

T: Dark cherry blast of sweet malt that is immediately offset by hops...and then the battle begins. This is how Stone does beer; Malt. Hops. Malt.Hops.Malt. Hops...big long bitter finish that ends with the perfect marriage of malt and hops that results in this signature Stone aftertaste that reminds me of cotton candy: It's in virtually all their brews. I don't kmow how they manage to do it so consistently across so many styles. It's just so damn delicious. This is a world class brew.

D: For me, very high, I can drink anyone under the table, so the alcohol doesn't even factor.

Notes: This is liquid ecstasy...man, I could really die for this.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:39:41 | More by therealnod
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heebes

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint.
2010 Release.

Poured into a Founders pint glass a dark cloudy orange amber red brown...nothing else can hold this colour. Large fluffy light tan head with excellent retention. Nose is powerful here; predominantly caramel malts with a slight grassy hop presence. Very sweet smelling. Taste is similiar with a largely malt forward strong ale taste though well rounded and balanced, no over used tastes. Sweet still, yet not cloyingly, with a faint bitterness present in the middle and a mellow/enjoyable finish. Nicely balanced abv. that never makes it's presence known. Medium heavy mouthfeel that remains refreshing and not dry.
Overall, this is another well crafted beer by Stone in their Bastard series. While I won't comment on my favourite of the lineup without side by side comparison, the Double Bastard holds it's own as a remarkable world class craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

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FLAbeergutinMASS

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I finally broke down and gots me one. 2004 release seems to have aged nicely at almost the half way point of 2005. I gave AB very good reviews so I was a bit skeptical when trying a "cousin" so to speak. 22oz. bomber.

Pours a wonderfully devilish red. Very intense head carbonation that quickly dissipated leaving a thin top lacing.

Huge fruit tastes, nicely balanced, acidic followed by sweet- grapes to apples if you will. Like all good beers the emanations are a precursor to what it tastes like (or should taste like). All the superlatives from above but add a serious alcohol kick, warming, buzzy, won't allow you to type correctly.

A wonderful offering from Stone....again. Very nice, I think I might punish myself one night and have two of these bad boys.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2005 00:17:31 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.