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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

5,384 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,384
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 316
Gots: 664 | FT: 24
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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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-13-2014 02:05:15 | More by CUbeerfan
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-02-2012 17:16:28 | More by seanh99
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-28-2012 20:06:51 | More by theminutemen
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sneth019

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-10-2012 01:23:12 | More by sneth019
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Padron4KM

Arizona

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

2004 bottle Pours a beautiful orangy red, with a small reddish tan head that disapates quickly.
spotty lace left behind
Aroma is sweet fruits and flowery hops.
flavor is sweet,creamy then grapefruity, then sweet candied fruit, then citrusy, ending with a ruby red grapefruit with a spoonfull of sugar finish.
The kind of taste that leaves your tongue tingling and your lips smacking for more.
alcohol is well hidden.
That is until you finish the bottle.

'05 version sampled in '07. Aroma is loaded with caramel and fruit. Hops are still evident in the flavor, balanced by sweet malt and subtle fruitiness. Long grapefruit finish still intact. This baby has really held up well. Wish I had more because I don’t think it is anywhere near it’s peak.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2007 06:31:03 | More by Padron4KM
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Hegebamy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-04-2013 23:44:57 | More by Hegebamy
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DblDiamond

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-12-2014 23:04:41 | More by DblDiamond
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LakerLeith

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-10-2014 11:28:10 | More by LakerLeith
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-25-2012 06:47:47 | More by mdillon86
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-23-2014 06:32:08 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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sergeantstogie

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-11-2012 16:50:05 | More by sergeantstogie
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davidkennedy85

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-12-2013 03:23:47 | More by davidkennedy85
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-24-2012 03:13:09 | More by karatebartender
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nightwing002

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-14-2011 22:03:28 | More by nightwing002
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

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

2011 Release

First off, cool bottle. Pours a deep dark burnt amber with a off white fluffy head that lasts.

Citrus, floral hops, vanilla, caramel, tropicals, booze, sweet malt in the nose. Very nice.

This beer is just a picture of balance, yet its still packs a hop punch and still has a huge malt flavor. First there's a nice spiciness, leading to a toffee like sweetness, maybe some light choco, not a lot, combining with citrus, floral, piney and earthy hops to close with an enjoyable bitterness. The alcohol is there, but doesn't punch and is enjoyable. Finishes like a much stronger beverage, ever though this is a beast.

Great mouthfeel. Medium with good carbonation.

Overall, delicious and will be trying to get more.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 02:55:19 | More by Sensaray
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Dukeofearl

California

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

A big beer, with big flavor, with big alcohol. Wow, what a ride.

I am not sure of the complete heritage of this bottle, but I believe it is a 2004 release that I picked up several months ago, and I let it sit some more. So since the '05 is out now, I'll call this aged one year.

As I drank this (over 2 hours, not 25 minutes like the previous reviewer!), all I could think about was how rich and complex this baby is. Fresh the hops are very strong and powerful, but this year old version has mellowed out to where the rich, thick creamy malts are the dominant character. I am not a drinker of whiskeys (or whiskys) but this reminded me of the smoky rich full malts of a late nightcap. The alcohol is definitely there, but not in a bad way. Lots of vanilla and woody notes. What can i say, this stuff is very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2006 15:47:44 | More by Dukeofearl
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gregshead

California

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

A: Mahogany red color with a nice finger of head.

S: Nice sweet malty smell w/ strong fruit and hop smells mixed in.

T: sweet malt with a belgian yeasty taste along with fruit hops. The bitter hops balance the other tastes very nicely.

M: Good carbonation fits for this beer.

D: A very impressive brew. I must get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 03:03:35 | More by gregshead
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-23-2013 03:15:30 | More by MrJolly
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-04-2012 23:40:26 | More by cantfindme
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-29-2012 03:06:58 | More by foxyaardvark27
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-31-2012 19:55:56 | More by user785335
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syndelee

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-29-2012 01:54:45 | More by syndelee
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,384 ratings.