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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

5,447 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,447
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 321
Gots: 682 | 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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Focusf111

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-14-2013 11:08:00 | More by Focusf111
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Fahz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-14-2013 02:23:57 | More by Fahz
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086InferiorWisdom

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-14-2013 00:57:29 | More by 086InferiorWisdom
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Skott1123

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2013 18:55:09 | More by Skott1123
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2013 00:39:16 | More by resistdefy
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2013 00:24:45 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-12-2013 23:32:22 | More by Cdunk11
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Clonies720

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber @ 11.2% ABV poured into a snifter glass.

Aroma - Medium brown in color but turns dark ruby red when held to the light. The head is thick and frothy with excellent retention. Lacing is plentiful.

Smell - Pine resin, orange peel, pineapple, and some malty sweetness. Alcohol burn is slightly noticeable.

Taste - The taste is fairly well balanced with a lean towards hoppy bitterness . Loads of bitterness and loads of sweet malty backbone. Maple, pine, and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and smooth as hell. Carbonation is medium-high and just right. Full bodied.

Overall - Extremely tasty. It's a sipping beer for sure. Laid 2 bottles of this down for aging.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 22:13:20 | More by Clonies720
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-12-2013 22:00:33 | More by razorsdescent
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ONN8

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

04-12-2013 20:10:43 | More by ONN8
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Cluker

Florida

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-12-2013 20:02:17 | More by Cluker
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Rich amber red in color with a decent amount of carbonation and little to no head

Smell - A big malt bomb with a sugary sweet hint of brown sugar and a slight alcohol smell

Taste - The flavor followed suit with the aroma. A big punch of malt right off the bat with lots of sweet notes immediately following. Brown sugar with hints of caramel. This immediately gives way to a bready thick malt backbone and then tapers off into a slightly hoppy sweet alcohol burn at the very end

Mouthfeel - Decently thick for a strong ale with a nice amount of carbonation to move everything around. Good example for the style

Overall - This is one of the better strong ales I have ever had and a really big beer overall. Lots of nice malt complexities going on here with a good balance of sweetness. Very solid beer

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 17:18:23 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-12-2013 11:38:33 | More by Andrew041180
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-11-2013 23:43:48 | More by Kayaker
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-11-2013 20:22:56 | More by Ciocanelu
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-11-2013 15:06:36 | More by ShadyJay
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arfenhouse

California

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 release, ~4-5mo. old.

A: Dark copper/ruby red with off-white head. Retention is good and lacing is decent

S: Big sweet caramel aroma dominates. Behind it are a touch of spicy and earthy hops. Very slight alcohol.

T: Sweet caramel mixed with a noticeable amount of alcohol bite. Aftertaste is a spicy hop, oak + vanilla, with a tiny bit of pine coming through.

M:Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Silky smooth and dry.

O: I haven't had this fresh so I'm not sure how it's "supposed" to taste like but I like it. Malt heavy with not much of a bitterness. It may just be an older bottle, but this wasn't as "arrogant" as I thought it would be.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 06:45:23 | More by arfenhouse
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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-11-2013 04:33:51 | More by MastaShonuf
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-11-2013 00:43:23 | More by plumcrazyfx
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, hazy mahogany with glints of ruby, a decent off-white head that dissipates quickly into a ring of foam around the sides, good lacing.

S: Big sweet malt, burnt candy, apricot, resinous and piney hops, some alcohol spice and fruity esters that grow as the beer warms. Very complex.

T/M: A nice crescendo of bitterness, joined by sweet, burnt caramel candy notes, resinous hops, apricot, and peppery/estery alcohol notes. Full sticky mouthfeel, semi-sweet finish, with more alcohol complexities appearing as the beer warms.

Overall, this beer as outstanding. It is upfront and no-nonsense, and full of complexities. It doesn't get bogged down with ten different malt characters, and a ton of different hops, it instead opts for excellent execution and complexity from basic ingredients. I cannot recommend this one enough, incredible.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 00:24:24 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Giggy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Utah

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-10-2013 02:46:46 | More by drrone
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FreshZ

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-09-2013 15:58:41 | More by FreshZ
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2013 16:04:37 | More by mrw1zard
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,447 ratings.