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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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5,879 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,879
Reviews: 2,001
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 378
Gots: 863 | FT: 28
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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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, vintage 2014, bottled on date 10/14/2014 printed on the bottleneck. My first encounter with the Stone Double Bastard. A long ridiculous nonsensical rant printed on the bottle, as always. My bottle lists an 11.00% abv. Not entirely sure what to expect here.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a muddled ruby reddish colored body. Less than a finger of soft tan head that goes down quick. Some minor spotty sticky lacing on the glass. It comes off in appearance as a thick and heavy beer.

S - The aroma is sweet and malty - caramel, toffee, and brown sugar, with dank resinous hop notes - pine, grapefruit, tea leaves. Some mild solventy alcohol presence is

T - Sweet & herbal. Tea leaves, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, pine, resins, grapefruit, notes of wood & vanilla present themselves.

M - The feel is fairly smooth and creamy, mildly bitter, resinous, and piney on the finish. Semi-dry. Very easy drinking though, despite the high 11.00% abv. Full-bodied with good moderate carbonation.

Overall, a tasty, layered, rich, and complex beer that grows on me more as it warms. Definitely recommended drinking, and I would for sure be interested to see what some serious age would do to one of these bottles.

Stone Double Bastard Ale -----4/5.

mfnmbvp, Saturday at 05:53 AM
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,879 ratings.