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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

5,388 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,388
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 316
Gots: 668 | 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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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-26-2012 23:31:51 | More by Danobold
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Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-26-2012 17:49:02 | More by barbellsNbeers
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-26-2012 04:10:09 | More by BTFU
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-26-2012 03:39:41 | More by wibrewer
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-25-2012 19:19:42 | More by steamboatbrewer
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-25-2012 12:21:14 | More by Rocketman8911
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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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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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-24-2012 22:39:09 | More by bostonryan
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California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-24-2012 18:49:01 | More by CEDAMA
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tweenDhedges

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-22-2012 00:55:11 | More by tweenDhedges
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-21-2012 06:40:10 | More by bullywee
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madman45

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-21-2012 05:41:02 | More by madman45
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dominic4beer

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-21-2012 02:40:59 | More by dominic4beer
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I visiting California from Ontario, so getting these American beers is a bit of a treat! Ontario needs the Santa Barbara Whole Foods, asap.

A: It poured nice a nice orange-copper color with a thick head which stayed for quite awhile.

S: Honey, maybe slightly toasty.

T: It's really a lot sweater than I expected! Somewhat honey, toffee, caramel malt with a big pine hop back that really quickly elevates into bitterness. It's (obviously) got a warm alcohol finish at the end.

M: Fairly thick with a nice sharp carbonation.

O: None of my individual categories, taken separately, add up to a beer this good. There is something about the whole beer that makes it something special. It's the sweet smell matched with the bitter finish, it's the carbonation with the colour, it's just the extremes this beer goes to that make it interesting, exciting, and, most of all, fun to drink.

Serving type: bottle -> pint glass

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:36:55 | More by Groulxsome
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cynical1027

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-21-2012 00:56:42 | More by cynical1027
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - hazy deep copper, tower of tan head retained forever
S - fruity aromas of cherry and tropicals, big malt aromas, sweet and spicy alcohol, and some piney woody hints
T - burnt sugar sweetness, caramel malt with a big helping of piney hops, light woody smokiness with a spicy alcohol note and subtle fruitiness, just outstanding
M - extremely smooth big body with a pleasant mix of sweet and bitter, with the alcohol extremely well balanced and keeping the palate and tummy warm
O - this is a beer advocates dream: big, balanced, complex, and very tasty, so happy I got a chance to savor this nectar

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 04:54:50 | More by joemcgrath27
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ambruns1979

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-20-2012 01:10:29 | More by ambruns1979
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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t_carterb

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


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2010 v
A: Copper color with a 1.5 in golden head. Excellent retention and lacing. Not sure how the appearance could look anymore inviting.

S: Great malty sweetness with caramel and toffee. No hiding the hops though, which are very apparent in the aroma. Excellent balance in the aroma between hops and malts.

T: Sweetness from the malts immediately apparent along with warmth from the booze. Hop flavors of citrus and finishes with bitterness. In general, the flavor is just very complex and demanding, yet balanced and not lacking in anything I can really think of.

M: Thick and syrupy with moderate carbonation.

O: Maybe a perfect beer. I think I might cry if Stone ever discontinued this.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 16:04:40 | More by t_carterb
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,388 ratings.