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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,442 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,442
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 322
Gots: 681 | FT: 27
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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Ratings: 5,442 | Reviews: 1,971 | Display Reviews Only:
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BFro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-27-2012 01:10:09 | More by BFro
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03-26-2012 20:43:36 | More by PavementBlues
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California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-25-2012 23:35:09 | More by AApparel
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-24-2012 15:31:24 | More by szmnnl99
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davidtarantino

Mexico

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-24-2012 08:44:32 | More by davidtarantino
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JavaNoire

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-24-2012 06:51:34 | More by JavaNoire
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Talz420


4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-23-2012 20:33:46 | More by Talz420
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber (2011) to pint glass the beer pours an opaque amber/mahogany color with a tremendous 2.5 finger khaki colored head with nice retention and tons of gobs of lacing. Looks sticky and big. The nose is malty sweet upfront with a definitive caramel malt character. Hints of earthy hops and heat and perhaps even a touch of raisin, though mostly malt. The flavor is rich and bold with the caramel malt sweetness found in the tongue being most prominent. The earthy hop characted provides enough bitterness and flavor to provide a very balanced beer. Very creamy and smooth throughout the beer finishes sticky with a lingering mild bitterness and pleasant sweetness. Very good. Though the alcohol was present in the nose, it's indiscernible in the flavor. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, very drinkable for such a big beer. This is fantastic, a treat, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 13:18:23 | More by hopfacebrew
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-23-2012 13:10:14 | More by augie
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nrombes

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-23-2012 03:35:45 | More by nrombes
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Schwag


5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-22-2012 23:17:00 | More by Schwag
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server222

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-21-2012 04:04:37 | More by server222
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dspencer714


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-20-2012 15:21:10 | More by dspencer714
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-20-2012 00:30:19 | More by illini4x4
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raulazzer

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-19-2012 20:16:41 | More by raulazzer
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QuakeAttack

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-19-2012 05:17:21 | More by QuakeAttack
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Served in a large snifter. 2011 vintage, no bottling date. 

Pours russet brown with 1.5 fingers rich cream head. Fair lacing. 

The smell is a nice blend of tropical hops and sweet biscuity caramel malts. 

Taste delivers on the smell. A simultanious punch of big sweet malts and orangey hops. Bold, unforgiving and tasty. The alcohol kick blends nicely. 

Mouthfeel is moderately thick without much carbonation at all to get in the way. Fairly resinous, coating the tongue for a long bitter hoppy aftertaste. 

All in all this is a damn fine beer. "American Strong Ale" is a vague style but that's definately what Double Bastard is. It's big, bold and satisfying. I'll be drinking more of this in the future. 

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 03:12:27 | More by ThickNStout
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-18-2012 04:20:28 | More by andrewborstein
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TaySuth

California

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Release

Appearance: Brownish-red and hazy in color. Enormous, tan head slowly recedes away leaving behind some major lacing.

Smell: Very sweet aroma with a very strong malt character. Some scents of dark fruit as well. Alcohol is there but not unpleasant. Very inviting.

Taste: Strong, strong flavor. Sweet malt flavors with a nice balance of hop flavor and bitterness. Smooth finish and the alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Very heavy body with medium carbonation. Great mouthfeel for a strong ale.

Overall: An excellent strong ale and another great beer from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 23:49:20 | More by TaySuth
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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coalcracker

Pennsylvania

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

Served out of a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: Pours a thickish, opaque brown with just a little carbonation.
Smell: Aroma fruity (pineapple/melon) with a solid sweet and malty backbone- yet the hops linger just beyond
Taste: Aggressive assault of malty sweetness with a thick layer of hops hanging on for dear life. Malts are deep with notes of cocoa, light coffee, caramel with piney hops lingering straight through to the end of the tasting. Alcohol warmth is a bit more of a burn. Extremely complex and strong beer. These qualities intensify as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Thick and brutally warm and smooth.
Overall: Try this as a study in complexity if not for the sheer outrageous taste profile. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 01:39:40 | More by coalcracker
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-16-2012 07:00:46 | More by Cheezus
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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-16-2012 04:26:33 | More by fitius5150
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,442 ratings.