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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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5,637 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,637
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 357
Gots: 749 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

excruciating_pastry, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bezakjon, May 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Mario, May 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

RyanGoodman, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Tasty a 2010 version in a snifter...

Had a bit of a chill haze to it when I poured it out... but as it warmed up... the true malty goodness really came out.
This is a wonderful example of Stone's ability to blend hoppyness with a strong ale. I am a big fan of this and try and buy a handful of them each year so I can taste in a vertical format.
45- 50 degrees is the optimal tasting temp for this beauty... it really brings out the flavor. too cold and you are missing out.

Hopstamon, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jsilva, May 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

cfcairns, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Crimsontider22, May 14, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

I have had this beer many enjoyable times in the past. It is hard to review as I consider it one of the hallmark beers that really got me into the craft experience. That being said, I'm reviewing this beer as part of my goal to review the top 100 beers of fame.

This is a great example of a strong ale. It is a thick, strong flavorfull ale. You get a ton of great accents in each sniff. And the flavor is very full.

I enjoy the hoppy, nutty, malty experience. This is a complete, well rounded beer. If you can't handle it... well, then you are not worthy.

ummswimmin, May 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

joewsorenson, May 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

GoldenChild, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Ishogai, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BeerBucks, May 09, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%

Double Bastard Ale 2011

served into mug

a. A dark ruby red color, and clean but barely opaque. A finger head with a bit of retention. a light bit of foam around the rim with a little bit of soapy buildup towards the middle.

s. A cherry flavor then meets with malts and a bit of a buttery diacetyl. Aroma is pretty tame.

t. A bright toffee flavor, then tame by a bit of malts, and then a bit of an alcohol burn. A fruity toffee flavor like some type of berry someone could be cranberry or something.

m. Very creamy, on the milder end of carbonation. Kind of oily and the warming alcohol lingers around your mouth. You can definitely feel the alcohol warming all the way down into your belly!

o. A nice sipping beer. I really don't know what to say here. I haven't had regular arrogant bastard in a while, and only had one other beer of this style. If ya dig American strong ales you're gonna have a good time if you drink this!

msh4k3, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

avisong, May 08, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

2010 edition. 22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours an opaque redish-brown color with a 1/2 finger lingering head
S: Chocolate, malt, cherries, and a bit of hops/alcohol.
T: A seamless integration of chocolate, coffee, cherry (fruit esters), malt, a pine kick from the hops, and some alcohol. Long finish. Very, very complex.
M: Full-bodied, incredibly rich & smooth. Just a hint of heat towards the end is the only detractor.
O: A wonderful beer. I had this on tap in 2010 and loved it, bought a bottle or two and aged this one until now. I think I liked it fresh best, though it has aged well. Definitely a world-class brew from Stone.

ONUMello, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Morey, May 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Mvacco, May 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

harrylee773, May 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tuka, May 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

i would borderline call this a barleywine. pours a murky auburn color with a foaming tan head and just a little suspended sediment. smells quite hoppy, piney in that regard, with plenty of sweet malts backing it up. flavor is sort of like avery's hog heaven, but perhaps switch the intensity of the hops with the sweetness of the malts in these two beers, thats double bastard. lost somewhere between imperial ipa and a barleywine. lots of spicy sweetness in the finish. feel is very thick, almost milkshake-like. pretty solid carbonation and a decently disguised alcohol content. this would be a brutal bomber to drink alone, good thing i had eager mates! i think i still prefer the regular bastard though.

StonedTrippin, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Peyton5410, May 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

DTown, May 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

olympicgatorade, May 02, 2012
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,637 ratings.