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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

5,469 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,469
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 328
Gots: 688 | 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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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-20-2011 19:01:08 | More by celticfutblclub
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-14-2013 00:40:37 | More by CanisMajor
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Punisher

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-14-2013 03:37:22 | More by Punisher
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Double Bastard- Poured into a pint glass. My first time trying Double Bastard (finally!)

A- A bright, ruby red, brown color- really beautiful to look at. Incredible lacing, lasting throughout my entire glass of DB.

S- Smell was very sweet- caramel, some toffee, and some hops.

T- Wow. Can you get any smoother than this? This was surprisingly sweet- lots of flavors here ranging from the sweet (caramel, brown sugar, maybe even some oak) to the bitter (the hops)- perfect balance and something to be savored.

M- Sticky. Very sticky. Sleek and oily on the tongue. No burning at all. My lips are coated with double bastard as I type speak.

D- At 10%, it dosen't get anymore drinkable than this.

Surely something to savor and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 01:32:42 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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Axic10

New Jersey

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

Poured from 22oz bottle into a snifter. 2010 Vintage.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark reddish brown with a finger of khaki head that settles in a minute or two.

Smell: Sweet citrusy notes of grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine, floral hops, heavy sweet malt character and a noticeable boozy aroma on the nose.

Taste: Bitter hops, piney, bitter grapefruit and some sweet pineapple, caramel malts, heavy booze aftertaste on this, but I love a boozy beer.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and boozy (I like that though).

Drinkability: I always enjoy this when I can get it and have another 2010 aging to see how it mellows, even though I like the boozy heat.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 02:11:41 | More by Axic10
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2012 01:21:25 | More by FalconA
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hpthebull

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 00:13:55 | More by hpthebull
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-08-2013 18:18:29 | More by DMarlinJ
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2011 20:30:19 | More by Romulux
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-26-2011 14:45:19 | More by Another6Pack
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Bustersuess

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-14-2013 18:38:38 | More by Bustersuess
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ssgunbond

Belgium

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-13-2014 07:25:53 | More by ssgunbond
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baggio

Sweden

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle@home

Finally i managed to chase down a bunch of bottles of this, very hyped, brew. 2007 vintage!

A: Dark red with a yellow/beige lace that looks quite creamy.

S: Malts, Caramel, Dark fruit, Citric notes, Hint of pine, Raisin.

T: Orangepeel, Caramel, Bread, Butterscotch, Spices, Ripe fruit.

M: Quite thick with low carbonation. Lots of hops but the malts help to balance it out a bit.

This tastes like a DIPA mixed with a barleywine or something. Very heavy and complex and so very different from the Arrogant bastard. This is a good brew to sip on during cold nights. Outstanding!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 20:46:51 | More by baggio
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-04-2013 17:19:08 | More by imfrommichigan
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Nordbier

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-24-2013 21:37:19 | More by Nordbier
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RedChrome

Connecticut

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

A murky tea brown colored beer. A slow developing half inch head shrank wuickly to a sheen on top of the beer. Less then average amount of tiny carbonation barely visible. Clumps of lacing.

A very pleasant sweet plum aroma was the first to hit the nose. Bitter hops aroma is elusive as it comes and goes. A definite alcohol presence marks this as a stronger beer.

Sweet taste combines a handful of flavors, which paly to each other instead of overpowering them. Combination of pine, chocolate, caramel, and plum. Alcohol taste helps the flavors play against the strength.

A nice slightly thicker then most beer. Decent carbonation burst on the tongue helps flavors shift.

An excellent offering. This one would be perfect to enjoy with pepper jack cheese. Another spectacular brew from an awesome brewery. Defintly try it if oyu get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 01:35:53 | More by RedChrome
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-23-2013 18:30:56 | More by anhigdon
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freemanj

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-03-2013 04:29:48 | More by freemanj
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PintOHops

California

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance/Smell - Appears hazy clouded amber with lite-medium carbonation, little head that reduces quickly to a ring & leaves no lacing. Smells of very dry and floral hops, very aromatic with a touch of alcohol. Some grape and pine aroma with some burnt malts. Very pleasant!

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of lots of dry floral hops, lots of burnt biscuit like bitterness lingers on the palate. Some citrus flavor is present with little sweetness. Alcohol is definitely present, but more so as it warms. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, thick and full bodied.

Drinkablility/Final thoughts - This beer is very, very delicious and rich, but to me, there wasn't to much complexity to it. Just lots of intense floral hops with allot of burnt biscuit like aftertaste, which isn't bad! I'm just making a point, I also think because of the high ABV, its allot less drinkable. So I would enjoy maybe 1-2 of these once in a while.

I still really enjoyed this beer though. Very good, very delicious, definitely recommended. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 00:47:34 | More by PintOHops
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-09-2012 19:12:10 | More by guezarka
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-27-2013 03:21:00 | More by lilnicky068
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Rick778

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-12-2013 04:40:09 | More by Rick778
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gabedivision

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a DFH Snifter globe.

Pours a dark and deep reddish brown muddy water, with a 1 finger head that turns to a solid thin tight bubbled lace around the top, with partials of foam here and there. Looks alot like a nice Quad. Smells of strong cherry wood, sweet malts, bready and heavy. Piny, floral, and citrus, hop notes all swirling around, subtle hints of chocolate and lots of brown sugar. The taste has all of the aroma packed into one big punch. Notes of dark fruits and dark sugars also. Finishes with bitter sweet red wine note, that leaves the mouth dry and begging for more. The alcohol is hidden well in both aroma and taste but warms up the chest and belly nicely. Big and heavy on the mouthfeel and body, this beer is aggressive and smooth at the same time, its bold and mellow, its up its down its all around... pretty fucking good! I dont know how else to say about this beer, its an ass kicker for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 04:08:00 | More by gabedivision
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sneezye

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-24-2013 01:23:57 | More by sneezye
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jpaulsen

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-16-2013 17:53:47 | More by jpaulsen
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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