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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

5,455 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,455
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 323
Gots: 684 | FT: 27
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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: ?

Also strange that I've never reviewed this one, but oh well. Pours a dark amber color with a decent off-white head that leaves some doily lacing on the glass. Dark sugars in the aroma, and a blast of fruity hops. Taste of dark sugars, malts, caramel, citrus and tropical fruits, woody, notes of dark dried fruits and some pine resin. Full bodied, a little sticky, noticeable alcohol presence, strong, very good overall, but not something you could drink all night. Well maybe you could, but it's definitely not for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 14:53:10 | More by Rifugium
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BarleyWineRox

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely ruby garnet color into my Duvel tulip, with an off-white cap of foam which settles down quickly, no surprise there. Smells of caramelly raisins and bread. Reminds me of Belgian quads on the nose. Need to let it warm a bit. More sweet candied fruits coming out as it warms. Can't wait anymore, need to dive in. Wow! Luscious bursting fruit with a nice hoppy bite on the ending. Very noticeable booziness with a creamy mouth feel. The more I sip the more I am loving it! Another home run from Stone. (off in the distance a Greek chorus is chanting Barleywine, over and over)

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 08:33:51 | More by BarleyWineRox
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doosty00

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-28-2012 03:43:43 | More by doosty00
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M27

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-28-2012 02:38:58 | More by M27
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jskennedy

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-27-2012 23:52:12 | More by jskennedy
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RWNewhouse

Montana

3/5  rDev -29.7%

01-27-2012 22:49:42 | More by RWNewhouse
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-27-2012 15:58:19 | More by Mantooth
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likeemdark

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-27-2012 12:24:03 | More by likeemdark
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Hellvis

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-27-2012 04:25:41 | More by Hellvis
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diesel59

New York

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

no fancy rating for me... but a fine ale that will get you there quickly when time is of the essence... i am a big fan of high octane... and it is very hard to maintain and embrace such intense flavors while creating a monster... bravo on this one stone... bravo...

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 03:12:08 | More by diesel59
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Farky87

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-27-2012 02:06:40 | More by Farky87
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-26-2012 22:13:53 | More by KAF
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dandmc24

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-26-2012 11:14:19 | More by dandmc24
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bpackertx

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-26-2012 05:05:21 | More by bpackertx
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dannydetox

California

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a vertical 2010 and 2011 tasting. Both beers poured similarly, with decent initial carbonation that quickly subsided. Aromas of dark malts dominated, with the '10 having some dried fruit/raisiny qualities. The 2010 was noticeably smoother - almost a creamy mouthfeel - while the '11 has all the attack of the Bastard line. Strong, bitter finish on the current release. Some boozy sweetness persists as well, which (not surprisingly) was more pronounced in the 11.25 % 2010 edition.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 02:55:16 | More by dannydetox
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Cheesedogg

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-25-2012 23:47:17 | More by Cheesedogg
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy copper ale with a small 1/2 finger of head but the head sticks around and leaves some nice lacing on the edge of the glass.

S: Big, complex aroma on this beer. Right up front are a ton of super sweet (almost sickly-sweet) and bright smelling malts. The maltiness is then balanced by a hefty hit of hops.

T: No real surprises coming from the flavor, just tasty and solid. A huge caramel malt sweetness upfront with notes of pineapple and burnt suagrs, followed by a huge pine hop taste. There is only a slight hint of the 10.5% ABV in this beer, which isn't surprising given the massive amount of flavor.

M: Sticky, moderate body has a surprising amount of carbonation that keeps it from being too syruppy, but only just. The syruppiness is helped by the oily finish of the hops.

M: Huge flavors, big on both malts and hops, lots of alcohol. What's not to love? It's a solid, strong beer that will damn near knock you over. I wouldn't drink anything that you want to taste afterwards, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 23:27:18 | More by DaveBlack
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-25-2012 20:11:05 | More by DMc8ride
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dylancraver

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-25-2012 06:13:43 | More by dylancraver
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Juananitus

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-25-2012 05:07:42 | More by Juananitus
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Moose34

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-25-2012 01:33:54 | More by Moose34
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-24-2012 05:49:49 | More by Auror
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californiakebab

California

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

Rainy day, kind of hungover from the weekend...why not pop open a double bastard ale? Pours a cloudy, amberish brown with a thick, pale caramel head of foam. After a few swirls, I'm picking up a strong aroma of juicy citrus, and fat caramel malt. The raisiny, dark fruity character of crystal malt harmonizes with the heavy dosage of American c-hops for an assertively rich, robust flavor. Huge bitterness on the finish. Medium - full bodied, has a perfect amount of carbonation to keep it from being too heavy. Such an enjoyable beer, so smooth for near 11% abv. The balance achieved between massive malt and massive hops is incredible, making this a world class beer in my book.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:57:45 | More by californiakebab
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-24-2012 03:13:09 | More by karatebartender
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cspieth

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-23-2012 23:08:09 | More by cspieth
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,455 ratings.