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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

5,886 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,886
Reviews: 2,001
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 378
Gots: 866 | FT: 29
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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Mikel772, Jul 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

dogfish7, Jul 18, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bomber acquired from phyl21ca in CanBIF 2012. Thanks! Poured into a tulip fridge cold. Warmed to room temp through multiple servings.

Pours a ruby brown that is cleat with a minimal tan head that leaves no lacing of note. Aroma is wonderful and hanged and progresses massively. Chocolate, caramel, syrup, malt, dried fruit. The taste isn't nearly as complex, though is quite nice with a ton of malt going on in it too. Raisins, pepper, caramel sweetness and a hint of earthiness. Bitterness balaces the swetness well Drinks easily enough, though it seems a little hot. Worth having again, maybe trying it fresher.

kjyost, Jul 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Quik4life3, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cwd, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TheSteak22, Jul 17, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

A - Pours a cloudy copper or a hazy amber. Off white billowing head.

S - Caramel or brown sugar, pine and sweet malts. Lots of flavors on the nose.

T - Bready malts that are slightly sweet, burnt caramel (but not too much), some bitter hops and sweet, somewhat boozy ending.

M - Smooth and creamy, medium carbonation. Very well done here.

O - I'm not one for a huge malt bomb but this beer is very gooda!

cvm4, Jul 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Rich540, Jul 15, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. 2008 Hazy orangey dark brown pour, finger of off white that retained very well.

Aroma, malty brown sugar, caramel. Some citrus/herbal notes, but pretty light.

Taste, again lots of caramelly malt and brown sugar.
Finish has a little piney bitter still, impressive after 4 years. Some burnt caramel, nut. Really very nice what age has done here.

Alcohol did not show in the taste, but it is still pretty warming. Near full body, carbonation is also at a nice level.

Got another from 2009, going to let that one go a little longer yet.

Bung, Jul 15, 2012
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ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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trentet, Jul 13, 2012
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,886 ratings.