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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

5,386 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,386
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 316
Gots: 667 | 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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jmccullough108

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-02-2013 04:40:32 | More by jmccullough108
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MonkeyStain

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2013 01:15:30 | More by MonkeyStain
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Pete27lax

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-01-2013 15:04:00 | More by Pete27lax
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uncccegr

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-01-2013 00:29:27 | More by uncccegr
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chefbrew211

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-30-2013 23:45:08 | More by chefbrew211
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ziggyzoggy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-30-2013 16:40:01 | More by ziggyzoggy
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gator79

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-30-2013 10:05:14 | More by gator79
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 650ml bomber poured into tulip 29/4/13 cheers Rutager for sending the bottle

A clear red shade of amber with a few bubbles streaming up the side of the glass, a short lived two finger foam leaves just a few polka dots of lace

S burnt brown sugar and caramels are strong, slightly nutty, with just a little booze, some candied fruit but I can't quite pick it out, has some liqueur aspect I can't really place and a little bourbon

T a little pine I didn't smell and some citric hops, seeing how this from 2011 I can only imagine what a palate wrecker this would've been fresh, the caramels are still strong but the bourbons gone, I know this isn't BB aged but I could smell it

M a little syrupy with low carbonation, a little sticky on the lips with a little grit on the gums, pine and rind on the finish with just a little heat

O I think I may have caught this one in between being a fresh hop bomb and well aged barley wine, pretty solid stuff but a rare situation where I want a young or old bottle to compare to this one in the middle

went down smooth for a big beer, I think this one could fit into a few styles depending on its age, well worth trying and I'll look for both fresh and aged bottles in the future

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 06:11:55 | More by wordemupg
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-30-2013 04:57:22 | More by InfragilisBrew
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-30-2013 02:05:36 | More by fullmoonbeer
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OoReFLuXoO

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-30-2013 01:01:54 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-29-2013 22:47:58 | More by Phillyz
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smooth_aleing

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-29-2013 20:45:44 | More by smooth_aleing
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-29-2013 18:17:55 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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FliryVorru

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-29-2013 18:03:02 | More by FliryVorru
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured entire bomber into 34oz mug. Clear dark orange with visible carbonation and a thick fluffy white head that sticks around for a long time, leaving lots of lacing. Smell is fruity and floral hops, with a strong malt/alcohol backbone underneath it. Taste is actually a bit smoother than I recall the regular Arrogant Bastard being; it's not as spiky from the hops as the regular. The high alcohol content must smooth it out; it's sweet and malty at the beginning, bittering only at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. Bit of alcohol heat, but not as much as you'd expect for 11.2%. Dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 03:25:16 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Roman5150

Spain

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

bottle purchased from Stones River Total Beverages in Murfreesboro, TN.

appearance: hazy dark brown, copper with a large off white/tan head. Lot's of intricate lacing.

smell: earthy hops, malts, alcohol, subtle citrus

taste: bitter hop bite, with a prominent malt backbone. Alcohol does not try to hide in this beer, it is very warming and has a punch to it, but a very pleasant smooth one at that. The end is a warm bitter hoppiness. For an 11%, this is very easy to drink, for me that is.

mouthfeel: slight carbonation

overall: A monster of a beer, this one hits hard. Very strong for a beer, but smooth for an 11% abv. Very balanced, like you would expect from Stone, great full flavor, and you will get a buzz off this one. A lot stronger than the Arrogant Bastard.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 02:43:18 | More by Roman5150
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from Lee's Las Vegas NV for 7.99+tax - 2012 Edition

Appearance - Slightly hazy dark copper with a large size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around over 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, anise, dark fruits, leather, booze

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel/butterscotch, malts, and hops. There is also some anise, earthy notes, and some dark fruits, I can pick up on the booze and the beer finishes with a malty sweet and hoppy aftertaste.

Overall – Been wanting to try this one for a while. It definitely packs a punch and has a lot of flavour. And even with all the flavour it seems to have a good balance. I imagine that this would be even more powerful fresh, I'd love to see what it's like on tap. I have a 2010 tucked away and it will be interesting to see how it's held up. A beer worthy of the hype for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:18:54 | More by spinrsx
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-28-2013 20:41:24 | More by zachattack555
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-28-2013 15:16:56 | More by AnitaBrewski
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BKotch

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-28-2013 04:05:49 | More by BKotch
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jar66su

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-28-2013 00:01:37 | More by jar66su
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Devilman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-27-2013 22:51:39 | More by Devilman
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-26-2013 05:57:29 | More by jimmah120
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reverbking

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-26-2013 05:01:06 | More by reverbking
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,386 ratings.