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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

5,656 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,656
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 361
Gots: 755 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

hopheady4me, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bdn72, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

WDJersey, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is for a 2007 bottle

A- I think its mildly cloudly and a rich amber in color. No head at all.

S- very potent sweet smell, cherries perhaps..maybe almost prune. or raisin.

T-slightly bitter, mostly sweet. kinda builds on the raisin flavor more here.

M- Fullbodied and satisfying. Not too thick but not watery.

O- A solid beer worthy of aging. I think this is an example where people can get let down by the hype of an aged Db because of so much hype of stone, but if you give this to someone in a blind tasting they would say its epic possibly.

trancesk8er, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

lalaloveyou, Aug 01, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer - pours a shade of amber leaning toward red. Head pours great and lingers well. Nose is full of caramel and possibly a hint of cherry. Flavor is great but a half notch down from the Stone OAB. Slightly boozy and more reminiscent of a subtle, well brewed barleywine for me. Still very, very enjoyable.

Oakenator, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Varga Bar in Philly on 7/6/12. Served in a snifter.

Pour: Cloudy copper with two fingers of tannish-white head.

Smell: Strong floral and citrus hops with some pine mixed in. Also some brown sugar sweetness.

Taste: Very similar to the nose. Toasty brown sugar and sweet caramel are dominant but not overshadowing of bitter hops. Hops provide some piney aspects, but mostly served just to add bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and a sipper for sure. No trace of the alcohol.

Overall: Great, and I will definitely seek out bottles to age and drink now.

cfrances33, Jul 31, 2012
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,656 ratings.