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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,376 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,376
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 315
Gots: 662 | FT: 24
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: 5,376 | Reviews: 1,970 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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bullywee

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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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-19-2012 23:40:28 | More by CarpalTunnell
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BuddytheElf

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-19-2012 18:46:47 | More by BuddytheElf
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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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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-19-2012 03:15:03 | More by jfcaa193
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JimHulley

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-18-2012 22:04:48 | More by JimHulley
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Spider889

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Winking Lizard in December, review from notes.

Served in a true tulip - nice one WL, stepping up your game.

The beer is a deep unfiltered plum color. Showcases a short but dense meringue of bone-white foam. Decent head retention and sticky, chunky lace cling to my glass.

The aroma is very unassuming - some soap and leather are what first catch my attention. The hop aroma isn't very big like you might expect coming from Stone (and considering the taste).

Great flavor on this Strong Ale. Very bitter - though this likely balances out an otherwise extremely sweet beer. Dry malt flavors and toffee with some dried cherries and herbal hop flavor. Pine and a subtle sticky sweetness underlie it all.

There's some chalkiness to the mouthfeel, and of course the long-lasting and pervasive bitterness. Strong and boozy, but Double Bastard delivers exactly what you'd expect.

Overall this is a beer that needs to be sipped slowly, and is not something to imbibe in regularly. Nevertheless, it packs a punch flavor-wise and is well worth the trip once in a while.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 20:21:23 | More by Spider889
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-18-2012 17:59:42 | More by mfigueroa713
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rippedflesh89

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-18-2012 02:01:49 | More by rippedflesh89
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-17-2012 17:13:33 | More by rogueleonardi
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jmccraney

Washington

3/5  rDev -29.7%

02-17-2012 08:16:20 | More by jmccraney
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-17-2012 02:28:29 | More by uvm2003
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jamiekimble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-16-2012 21:29:16 | More by jamiekimble
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-16-2012 14:10:42 | More by poopsmitherson
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

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

Finally got a chance to try this one, bought a bomber for $6.99. Pours a cloudy orange red, great hop aroma to it. Taste is medium to full bodied, an absolute hop bomb with some definite alcohol taste on the back end, but man is it tasty and delightful. Complex with a great mouthfeel, it goes down surprisingly well. Packs quite a punch and you'll be slurring your words a bit as you finish the last drop, but it's a damn good beer and a great night capper.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 02:31:37 | More by oriolesfan4
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joex444

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-16-2012 00:45:01 | More by joex444
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churchillea

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-16-2012 00:05:45 | More by churchillea
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MrVonzipper

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-15-2012 19:27:13 | More by MrVonzipper
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,376 ratings.