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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,379 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,379
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 316
Gots: 663 | 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: 5,379 | Reviews: 1,970 | Display Reviews Only:
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bearisprime

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2012 22:38:45 | More by bearisprime
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-08-2012 22:11:10 | More by Fitzmke
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-08-2012 13:17:56 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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ChumleyX

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2012 03:05:00 | More by ChumleyX
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stimblin

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.7%

02-07-2012 19:54:04 | More by stimblin
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jakesingleton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-07-2012 13:16:37 | More by jakesingleton
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-07-2012 01:38:50 | More by Profchaos20
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-07-2012 00:29:48 | More by jwat
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 13:39:05 | More by rmehughes
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mpdrago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 05:46:23 | More by mpdrago
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-05-2012 23:41:15 | More by stairwell2811bre
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Kenai4

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-05-2012 17:18:02 | More by Kenai4
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle 10,5% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
2011 Vintage

Thanks to futura123 for this one.

Appearance: A rough pour yields a massive, ultra thick, yellow-tinged head that displays immense staying power. The lacing is not quite as good as I expected, however a light swirl coats the glass in beautiful alcohol legs.
The body seems thick and is a stunning combination of glowing red, orange and amber. Double Bastard is certainly one of the best looking beers I have had recently!

Smell: Absolutely delicious! Double Bastard smells like a massive IPA crossed with a sweet barley wine. The initial aroma is of orange zest, grapefruit pith, bitter resin, marmalade, sweet melon, pineapple, lemon zest and caramel malt. As the beer warms, the nose becomes a lot sweeter with more caramel malt as well as brown sugar, toasted malt, sweet glazed cherries and strawberries. While Alcohol is noted through a light tickle in the nose, it is far from bothersome and adds another dimension to an already complex nose.

Taste: As expected, Double Bastard is one beast of a beer! The boys at stone must have thrown every last hop in California into this to cover up such a monolithic malt base! The initial flavour is that of sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, toasted grain and glazed cherries, this is quickly overtaken by a tongue shredding bitterness and a wealth of hop flavours including orange zest, grapefruit pith, resin and a certain leafy/herbal quality.

Mouthfeel: Now this is what a big beer should feel like! Full body, lightly sticky with a low level of stunningly smooth carbonation.

Overall: Does Double Bastard make me feel unworthy? No not quite, but it is still a damn delicious offering from Stone and one I hope to have again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 09:54:21 | More by Thehuntmaster
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

02-05-2012 03:03:59 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

2/5  rDev -53.2%

02-05-2012 02:21:39 | More by leinie13
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my duvel tulip

A- nice one finger off white head forms beautifully, deep copper/amber with a tinge of brown. Nice lacing

S- a ton of complexity here, Pine, citrus, caramel, malty sweetness, like a sticky sweet hop forest. Alcohol. Almost cherry

T- deep sweet malt, caramel, pineapple, pine, alcohol, wood, just as complex and intriguing as the nose. Bready on the end.

M- a bit viscous and sticky, smooth with a dry pine finish, low/medium carbonation... bit of a bitter pine left in the mouth

O- a classic must try, deeply complex and intriguing flavors, everything remains well rounded at the same time, however not for the tame inexperienced palate, i can remember hating this brew the first couple times intried it.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 02:20:34 | More by PeterIngemi
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blacksteyraug

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-05-2012 01:27:37 | More by blacksteyraug
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-04-2012 16:50:09 | More by RoryOMoore
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InfernoBoss

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-04-2012 06:53:28 | More by InfernoBoss
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured unto a Sam Adams signature pint. 2011 release served 02/04/2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear but slightly dark amber...head is white and comes roughly 1/2" off the body.

Smell: Slight grapefruit skin, not amazing but pretty darn good.

Taste: incredibly this is a beer which improves after every sip (or gulp for some others). Initially above average, but you can taste the barley, slight bitterness and light spiciness.

Mouth: Just perfect, rare you see a beer out of a bottle feel like you had it on tap. Medium to heavy carbonation and aftertaste keeps kicking.

Overall: Incredibly well crafted, I have had this before and will definitely have it again. For all beers drinkers and REAL beer drinkers, Salud!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 06:02:45 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Booze. Booze. Booze. In a nutshell, that's what this 2010 version of Double Bastard is all about.

Wouldn't know it when you open it up. The nose is like damp stone and not at all overly intense. Hazy-ish Indian red colour with a hefty number of small bubbles lining the glass. Starts with an impressive one inch magnolia head though it thins and retains some density and smoothness. In the mouth it is very heavy, thick, twisted, rubbery, dry, a trace of dried tropical fruit and brutish. Minimal complexity. Totally booze soaked. The ridiculous alcoholic weight power drives a piledriver to the face where the individual elements are left punch drunk in all that lethal liquid.

Like a 1969 ZL1 Camaro without a steering wheel.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 21:11:50 | More by Zimbo
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-03-2012 20:03:06 | More by muskiesman
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-03-2012 19:31:45 | More by chrispoint
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CoreyCramer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-03-2012 13:20:06 | More by CoreyCramer
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-03-2012 01:48:31 | More by AndrewMichael
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,379 ratings.