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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

5,590 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,590
Reviews: 1,975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 343
Gots: 729 | FT: 26
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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meanmutt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-09-2012 15:11:00 | More by meanmutt
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beerdedbiker

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-09-2012 14:35:16 | More by beerdedbiker
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DeMaria


3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-09-2012 02:24:18 | More by DeMaria
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MickeyHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-08-2012 23:35:11 | More by MickeyHops
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mtrain237

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-08-2012 11:31:29 | More by mtrain237
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ChulaVistaBarista

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-08-2012 02:48:53 | More by ChulaVistaBarista
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bastardrules4444

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-07-2012 22:11:24 | More by bastardrules4444
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Bryfind

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-06-2012 20:09:40 | More by Bryfind
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En29356

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-04-2012 20:51:52 | More by En29356
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2012 04:38:34 | More by TimoP
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-02-2012 20:04:27 | More by roblund
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JamFuel

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-01-2012 19:34:16 | More by JamFuel
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KSather

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

07-01-2012 01:12:12 | More by KSather
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-28-2012 23:46:59 | More by HamGlade10
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-28-2012 11:10:04 | More by Rekrule
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pandow

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-28-2012 03:34:56 | More by pandow
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gpawned

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-27-2012 06:55:54 | More by gpawned
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-26-2012 22:22:11 | More by chasmandocharles
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pandajuice22


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-26-2012 19:00:00 | More by pandajuice22
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Pours a cloudy copper in color. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that quickly reduces to a small patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: Strong aromas of caramel malts and brown sugar along with some lighter notes of citrus and pine/resin hops. Additionally there is some moderate amounts of alcohol present.

T: This beer is extremely malty with a ton of caramel malt & toffee malt sweetness and quite a bit of brown sugar/molasses as well. There is also a moderate amount of hop presence and bitterness from the citrus and pine/resin hops. Light alcohol presence and the flavors seem to get even more complex as it warms.

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with some dryness in the finish.

O: Seems to be right on the border of a American Strong Ale and an American Barleywine - the presence of the alcohol is not well hidden (I would have liked it to be more well hidden). There is a nice complexity to the smell and taste. Not the easiest beer to drink and needs to be sipped slowly over the course of a couple of hours.

06-26-2012 00:36:35 | More by dbrauneis
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%

On-tap at Yardhouse Fenway. 2011 vintage. Served in a goblet.

A- Dark mahogany brown, barely translucent, about three fingers of brownish off-white creamy head that slowly recedes, average to slightly above average carbonation. Tons of layered lacing.

S- Sweet smelling of bready malts, caramel, hops, and a little bit of pine + booze in the background. Definitely a little bit more aromatic then your average beer.

T- Sweet bready malts, caramel, followed by bitter hops that have a very slight piney taste. Lightly sweet boozey aftertaste.

M- A little bit creamy but fairly medium bodied, especially at the beginning before the head recedes. Average carbonation. Well-balanced. Smooth for 10.5% abv but not the smoothest 10.5% beer I've had- still a little bit of alcoholic burn going down, not bad though. Easily drinkable.

O- This was a very well done Ale that I wouldn't mind ordering again in the future. It had a nice sweetness that was balanced with a generous amount of hops. For 10.5% it was easily drinkable. In my opinion it was nothing spectacular, but definitely well done. I would recommend trying it. For $7/pint it wasn't too bad.

06-24-2012 21:54:11 | More by jaasen64
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Cowcakes

California

3/5  rDev -29.7%

06-24-2012 05:55:25 | More by Cowcakes
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-24-2012 04:50:20 | More by Axnjxn
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dmsohyea

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-22-2012 23:49:29 | More by dmsohyea
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-22-2012 20:35:53 | More by sammo
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,590 ratings.