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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

(view ratings)
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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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-06-2012 19:08:37 | More by saxclar123
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Bondaddyjr


3/5  rDev -29.7%

03-06-2012 17:53:38 | More by Bondaddyjr
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bhayle

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-06-2012 03:09:44 | More by bhayle
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javiernano

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-06-2012 01:04:55 | More by javiernano
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pschul4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-05-2012 05:47:15 | More by pschul4
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RVR


4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-05-2012 01:05:54 | More by RVR
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

A: The beer is hazy coppery amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down but has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a thick ring of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The nose has aromas of caramel malts along with notes of brown sugar and citrus and pine resin hops and hints of alcohol.
T: There are definitely a lot of malts in a beer this strong and flavors of caramel malts are very prominent. A moderate amount of bitterness from the hops is present, as well as some hints of alcohol, brown sugar, malty sweetness and toffee. The taste seems to become more complex as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and slightly sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is rather dry.
O: This beer almost tastes like a “lighter” version of an American barleywine but has rather intense flavors of malts and hops. It is definitely a beer that needs to be slowly sipped.

Note: 2011 release

03-05-2012 00:47:55 | More by metter98
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sgianelis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-04-2012 22:35:55 | More by sgianelis
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%

2009 properly cellared bottle tasted in late 2011. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark orange amber with a one finger very light fine tan head and lacing. Looks nice. Delicious aroma of dark fruit, intense caramel malt and a hint of citrus. Medium bodied with some creaminess. Taste is well integrated citrus, dark fruit, citrus (especially orange) and malt, changing to an astringent and long lasting bitter finish. The start is absolutely well integrated and delicious, but the finish is just too bitter without an herbal balance. This is a 2009 cellared bottle and I note that the astringency of the finish was an issue for me with the fresh bottle. I hope this mellows out in a year or so. This is a delicious beer with a somewhat flawed finish.

03-04-2012 01:12:20 | More by LiquidAmber
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-03-2012 22:17:45 | More by Hanzo
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-03-2012 15:08:15 | More by Aschap
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.7%

03-03-2012 05:49:32 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-02-2012 17:16:28 | More by seanh99
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ek_ek

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-02-2012 16:55:21 | More by ek_ek
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-02-2012 02:34:14 | More by keanlacrosse
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doho95fu

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-01-2012 20:25:40 | More by doho95fu
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bkrbdan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-01-2012 18:42:31 | More by bkrbdan
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Beezee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-01-2012 04:31:21 | More by Beezee
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

Had this on tap at 1 for the Road in Wexford, PA, in a pint glass.

This beer is a devious, darker brown with a off-white finger or so of head. Not so much retention really, leaving a ring around the glass, and some lacing at the top of the glass only.

Smell is of citrus hops and as it warms up, honey and some sweetness from the malt.

Served cold, at first I got a mouthfull of hops. Citrus, and pretty resiny. Don't get me wrong, this was fine, but I knew there had to be much more to this beer. Luckily, as it warmed up, I started to get a sense of honey, raisins, and an almost confectionery sweetness. The alcohol was really well hidden, but occasionally poked up and showed its face.

And in all honesty, the mouthfeel had me just as enthralled as the taste - if not more. Smooth and creamy. Heavenly, in fact. 5 points!

This is a beer that's definitely got a lot going for it. Complex is its middle name, and I feel lucky to have gotten some on tap. Definitely worth a revisit.

03-01-2012 01:45:05 | More by troysoy2
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Gilly1980

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-01-2012 01:26:04 | More by Gilly1980
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-29-2012 23:45:18 | More by Zaphog
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Kirby


4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2012 22:15:35 | More by Kirby
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OregonMicrobrew

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-28-2012 16:14:45 | More by OregonMicrobrew
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alwaysplayin

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-27-2012 19:31:48 | More by alwaysplayin
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-27-2012 18:19:04 | More by drewone
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,590 ratings.