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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,116 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,116
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 411
Gots: 1,002 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle diatribe/ public service rant against contract brews is hystarical. It gets even funnier as you drink and look up words in the dictionary.
Hazy, ruby brown, sporting a gooey biege head atop that looks like kreusen on fermenting wort in primary. Lace drips all around the tulip glass.
Aroma is all juicy ale-fruit and crushed wildflower petals- clean and pungant but not overpowering.
Up front the flavor is ripe spiced fruit - sweet red watermelon and vanilla with a sort of nutmegy thing goin on. Hot red pepper and pine needle hop bite takes over aggressively, sending grappling hooks of bitterness into the tongue and throat.
Mouthfeel is perfect. Big barleywine body, slick and oily feel w/out being real heavy and alcoholic. Lush, creamy malt coats the mouth as a thin barrier against the citrus and pine hop barrage.
Warm bitterness and slow Tequilla like burn lingers forever.
2003 bottle which I think now I should have sat on for a while longer. The big malt body and flavor are there, waiting for the confligration of hop activity to calm thier little green asses down so balance and order can take hold.
Remarkable marriage of Classic British malt sweetness and west Coast hop flavor and intensity. One of the top barleywines Ive ever had, and in the Top 10 on my 2000+ beer list. Outstanding.
* I do not recomend drinking an entire 22oz on an empty stomach. It would seem this elixer has hallucinagenic qualities.... does the word " Flashback" mean anything to you..? Like... wow man!

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Year: 2012

A: Soft pastel yellow head a half finger tall that recesses slowly into itself. Dense hazy copper color letting small amounts of light through to reveal an almost grapefruit juice color.

S: Strong aroma of plums and raisens and a touch of alcohol. A spicyness that reminds me of german hops.

T: Big bitter hop wollop on the first sip. After a few more the pallet gets accustomed and a pine and citrus (orange peel?) hop flavor are revealed. The dark fruit malt profile detected in the nose (plums/prunes/etc) also are heavy in the middle. A tad sweet but just in the after taste.

M: Sticky from hop oils, warming alcohol effect (expected from an 11.2%) and moderate carbonation.

O: A great sipping beer for the cold winter nites. Bitter in just the write spots and a great malt profile. Bonus points for the yelloish head!

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,116 ratings.