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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

5,649 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,649
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 359
Gots: 754 | FT: 25
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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3.5/5  rDev -18%

ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ObiWanKushnobi, Aug 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

EtherealArtistry, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice dark copper color with a thick off-white head. Good retention. Brown sugar, caramel, hops, and citrus on the nose. Taste of sweet caramel, bread, bitter hops, and a slight alcohol finish. Like a double IPA, only a bit darker. Delicious. Thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Amont my favorite beers of all time. Even better than the regular bastard.

Note: This bottle was a year old. I've had it fresh and at a year old, and it's much better after waiting. It's not bad at all fresh, just slightly too hot. Give it a year to mellow out, and I promise you'll be glad you did.

Danny1217, Aug 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

RandyKemka, Aug 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

st9647v3, Aug 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mostfadedone, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

ejimhof, Aug 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Paul83, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ScottR, Aug 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

polishkaz, Aug 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

WoodenLeg410, Aug 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jhhollier, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

averydylan, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

briiguy, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ThinkRedEsq, Aug 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

hopheady4me, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bdn72, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

WDJersey, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of trancesk8er
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is for a 2007 bottle

A- I think its mildly cloudly and a rich amber in color. No head at all.

S- very potent sweet smell, cherries perhaps..maybe almost prune. or raisin.

T-slightly bitter, mostly sweet. kinda builds on the raisin flavor more here.

M- Fullbodied and satisfying. Not too thick but not watery.

O- A solid beer worthy of aging. I think this is an example where people can get let down by the hype of an aged Db because of so much hype of stone, but if you give this to someone in a blind tasting they would say its epic possibly.

trancesk8er, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

lalaloveyou, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer - pours a shade of amber leaning toward red. Head pours great and lingers well. Nose is full of caramel and possibly a hint of cherry. Flavor is great but a half notch down from the Stone OAB. Slightly boozy and more reminiscent of a subtle, well brewed barleywine for me. Still very, very enjoyable.

Oakenator, Aug 01, 2012
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,649 ratings.