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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

5,435 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,435
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 322
Gots: 675 | 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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crewfan1952

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2014 04:24:15 | More by crewfan1952
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trevorjn06

Washington

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

Pours a deep copper/red color with a large, tight head that recedes slowly. leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma toasty malts, caramel, some woody notes, slight herbal and mint characters and light fruit.

Taste is full bodied and rich but still maintains balance (at least to me, but I love big beers). There is toasty and bready malts, some fruitiness coming through as some plums and dark cherries (these are faint), some fairly dark caramels and lots of hops bitterness and flavor. The finish leaves some caramel and lingering hop flavors with a nice hop bitterness balancing everything out. The hop flavors are very unique in this beer, not much of the typical West Coast citrus and fruit going on, it's more of a woody, minty aroma and flavor which reminds me of a California Common beer. In fact overall this beer makes me think of an imperial California Common ale (see Anchor Steam Beer).

Mouthfeel is full bodied with above average carbonation, it coats the entire mouth with flavors.

Overall this beer is quite delicious, I very much enjoyed drinking it. It is balanced, strong, not cloying and has some unique flavors that keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 23:00:16 | More by trevorjn06
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-22-2013 14:44:16 | More by YaKnowBrady
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-10-2012 13:55:10 | More by jlove5
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

10-02-2013 01:11:43 | More by lockewoodfin
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NCBeernut

North Carolina

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

I wasn't sober enough to really pick too much into this, but I still wanted to make a few notes from what I did get out of it.

Deep mahogany, with plenty of lacing. Smells of plums and hops; plenty of alcohol here that burns the nostrils a bit when you really try to dig into it. Taste is BIG. Hops everywhere. Earthy, tart apples. Spicy hot alcohol is in your face. They couldn't have picked a better name. This beer BEGS for aging. If I ever come across this again it is going straight to the cellar. LET THIS ONE WARM UP. It is a completely different beer at room temp.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2008 22:18:34 | More by NCBeernut
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Poured into a Duvel tulip at around 55 degrees.

A. Body is a brownish copper. 2 finger wheat colored head. No lacing but it's expected.Nice alchohol legs.

S. I get a big earthy tones some bready malts, wheat. There is a sweet sugary malt. Abit of cherry.

T. Same as the smell, kid of sweet really mellowed with a year on this. Alot of bread crust,with some caramal and brown sugar. Still get a good amount of alchohol/

M. Feel is awesome. Nice heavy,creamy. Not tons of carbonation,just right. Dry finish.

Overall I love this beer i would love to get some older vintages and see how this progresses. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 00:19:58 | More by Marty30
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datphoo

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-04-2011 02:04:25 | More by datphoo
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Happyhopper

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2013 03:12:26 | More by Happyhopper
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frozenjogurt

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-05-2013 02:40:28 | More by frozenjogurt
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Brob245

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-21-2013 02:22:25 | More by Brob245
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-29-2013 02:40:46 | More by Corburk
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-22-2013 13:40:55 | More by Nobcefus
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-29-2014 16:11:34 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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KG710

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-05-2014 03:37:31 | More by KG710
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Alkey

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured a reddish brown color with a nice creamy off white head that leaves some sticky lace around the glass.

Smell - a bit of a malt and yeast aroma.
Taste - equal balance of malt and floral like hops, mild bitterness and alcohol drying in the aftertaste.
Feel - medium bodied, slight dryness.
Drinkability - very smooth, easy to drink but a bit high in alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 17:43:24 | More by Alkey
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-17-2013 03:51:36 | More by PoolFishGolf
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-17-2012 16:40:51 | More by Zachb4au
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KidRagnarok

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-25-2011 01:28:24 | More by KidRagnarok
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SeaOfShells

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-09-2012 05:36:08 | More by SeaOfShells
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Beerme09

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-23-2012 22:17:12 | More by Beerme09
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-16-2013 23:53:14 | More by JustinWhipple
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Jeckel

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-10-2014 01:39:39 | More by Jeckel
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-25-2014 15:05:05 | More by leaversuch
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-10-2013 02:00:09 | More by blklabel
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,435 ratings.