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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

5,367 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,367
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 315
Gots: 661 | FT: 24
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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crbooher

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2012 02:38:23 | More by crbooher
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tommyd313

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-11-2012 02:20:49 | More by tommyd313
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jharkins07

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-10-2012 20:46:55 | More by jharkins07
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gueuzegossage

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-10-2012 20:03:33 | More by gueuzegossage
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HOMEPL8

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-10-2012 20:00:08 | More by HOMEPL8
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beermaned

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-10-2012 14:19:13 | More by beermaned
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 3/4" tan coloured head over dark amber coloured liquid.

S: Sweet honey malt.

T: Strong pine hops with some tangerine over a honey malt backbone.

M: Medium to thick viscosity with fine carbonation.

O: Overall, this is a very drinkable beer. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of the style; this is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 09:20:11 | More by DaftCaskBC
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage poured int a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter.

Appearance is a hazy dark ruby with a tiny head that fades to a thin ring around the glass.

Smells of fruit but a couple different kinds. I pick up some orange, grapefruit, and pineapple presumably from the hops but then also dark fruit; figs and raisins. Also some wood.

The taste starts out quite sweet with some light citrus coming in next, much like an Imperial IPA. There is then a transition to the darker fruits more typical in a Barleywine. There is some vanilla along with wood towards the finish. A fairly strong bitterness comes in at the end along with some pineapple. Finally there is a somewhat drying bitterness with hints of tobacco.

Overall this is a very complex and enjoyable beer. There is so much going on and it constantly changes as the beer warms. A sipper for sure kind of wish it came in something smaller than a 22oz bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 02:38:01 | More by rangerred
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sneth019

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-10-2012 01:23:12 | More by sneth019
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NikkoE82

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-09-2012 22:07:49 | More by NikkoE82
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Gary779

South Africa

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours with a thick (3 fingers+) creamy head, that stays quite well. The beer has an almost mystical ruby colour to it.

S: A definite deep hoppy smell is the first thing that greets the nose. The smell is quite big, but excessively difficult to analyse. Elements in the smell include oranges, melons, roasted marshmallows, red grapes, lemon cream biscuits and some glazed cherries.

T: The taste comes in three distinct phases:
1)As the beer enters your mouth, there is a seductive sweetness that envelopes the mouth, including flavours of glazed cherries and sugared pineapple, but
2) very shortly after, a piney bitterness starts descending on your mouth, depositing a vanilla like taste on the tongue.
3) This then turns into a relentless bitterness upon swallow that will stay with you until the next sip.

M: Carbonation of the beer is quite smooth and the body is both full and heavy. Quite pleasant.

O: A very different beer, and one I would have again. Its unique nature tickles the imagination

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 14:10:47 | More by Gary779
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mikemoeller112

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-09-2012 03:38:43 | More by mikemoeller112
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bearisprime

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2012 22:38:45 | More by bearisprime
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-08-2012 22:11:10 | More by Fitzmke
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-08-2012 13:17:56 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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ChumleyX

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2012 03:05:00 | More by ChumleyX
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stimblin

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.7%

02-07-2012 19:54:04 | More by stimblin
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jakesingleton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-07-2012 13:16:37 | More by jakesingleton
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-07-2012 01:38:50 | More by Profchaos20
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-07-2012 00:29:48 | More by jwat
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 13:39:05 | More by rmehughes
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mpdrago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 05:46:23 | More by mpdrago
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-05-2012 23:41:15 | More by stairwell2811bre
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Kenai4

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-05-2012 17:18:02 | More by Kenai4
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,367 ratings.