Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at 1 for the Road in Wexford, PA, in a pint glass.
This beer is a devious, darker brown with a off-white finger or so of head. Not so much retention really, leaving a ring around the glass, and some lacing at the top of the glass only.
Smell is of citrus hops and as it warms up, honey and some sweetness from the malt.
Served cold, at first I got a mouthfull of hops. Citrus, and pretty resiny. Don't get me wrong, this was fine, but I knew there had to be much more to this beer. Luckily, as it warmed up, I started to get a sense of honey, raisins, and an almost confectionery sweetness. The alcohol was really well hidden, but occasionally poked up and showed its face.
And in all honesty, the mouthfeel had me just as enthralled as the taste - if not more. Smooth and creamy. Heavenly, in fact. 5 points!
This is a beer that's definitely got a lot going for it. Complex is its middle name, and I feel lucky to have gotten some on tap. Definitely worth a revisit.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2012 01:45:05 | More by troysoy2
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,380 ratings.