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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

5,481 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,481
Reviews: 1,972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 330
Gots: 691 | 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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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-13-2012 05:25:35 | More by mjmadsen21
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-13-2012 03:50:33 | More by jsurfs82
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Giovacchini

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-13-2012 03:28:38 | More by Giovacchini
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice amber color with lots of thick head.

Smell is very floral and citrusy.

Taste has lots of citrus character. It is like a glass of grapefruit juice. Also a nice sweetness to it. Good bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall this is excellent. I am looking forward to trying my second bottle after cellaring for a while to see how it compares. Everyone raves about how well this one ages.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:22:57 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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derekmorris7

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Over the top awesome beer. Little dark caramel color with a nice beige head. Smells sweet with a slight malty note. The taste is perfect, sweet caramel with the not to over powering hop taste. Great beer.

You can taste and feel the high abv but it's a great part of it. Will buy again and again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 00:50:26 | More by derekmorris7
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-13-2012 00:43:57 | More by nucmedmario
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-12-2012 16:14:46 | More by DSlim71
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Frozenmoses

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-12-2012 16:05:39 | More by Frozenmoses
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furthurgone

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-12-2012 06:41:52 | More by furthurgone
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-12-2012 06:36:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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blackcompg

Illinois

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

Poured from their bomber...

Appearance - Poured about 2 fingers of cream yellow colored head, color of the beer is a brilliand orange-red amber, almost completely transparent, with just the slightest haze.

Smell - Sweet pineapple, candied grapefruit, vanilla carmels. Some lite sweet floral hops

Taste - Starts with a wonderful balance of sweet citrus fruits and pineapple, honey and carmel, which quickly adds grapefruit rind, floral and herbal hops - literally picking up some lush green grass, parsley and basil flavors. Finishes with an almost puckering grapefruit zest and pine, wonderful!

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body, nearly mouthcoating, then medium carb cleans the palate just enough to enable the grassy, herbal and bitter hop characteristics to finish.

Overall - I love this beer! So many great things happening here, alcohol is completely hidden in the flavor, but can be felt on the breath between sips about halfway through the bomber. Give this one a try for sure, but don't drink something different afterwards, this will finish off your palate for the evening ;o)

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:25:23 | More by blackcompg
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Merkur

Tennessee

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed the 2011 version on tap into a tulip glass.

Beer pours a nice orange color.

Beer smells extremely sweet and hoppy. Smell is almost like that of pineapple.

Tasts very hoppy and sweet initially and then flavors open up on the back end with a carmel flabor and boozy finish. For being over 10% alcohol, this beer is surprisingly smooth and even a bit easy to drink (relatively speaking).

Beer has a nice mouthfeel and laces well throughout.

Excellent strong ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2012 01:40:31 | More by Merkur
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-11-2012 22:11:52 | More by lccrunchy
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cirtap

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-11-2012 21:06:20 | More by cirtap
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-11-2012 20:00:20 | More by kspongeworthy
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-11-2012 04:56:06 | More by erlenmeyer
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henskejk

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle poured into a tulip glass

A - brown with a little bit of red color. light tan head

S - smell is sweet and malty with a bit of resiny hop character

T - Big amount of sweet maltiness paired with a lot of bitterness. slight amount of booze detectable at the end.

M - heavy body, slightly thivk, with a good amount of carbonation which helps lighten the heaviness

O - very enjoyable, not something i could drink a lot of at once, but a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 14:19:38 | More by henskejk
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Syzygy00

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-10-2012 13:47:20 | More by Syzygy00
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superspak

Michigan

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

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 2009. Pours hazy dark brick red color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with awesome retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Decent amount of lacing on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, dark fruit, pine, spiciness, grape, biscuit, toasted malt, a bit of chocolate, orange, and light booze. Some nice and interesting aromas, quite a bit different with 2 years on it than when I had it fresh. Taste of big caramel, molasses, dark fruit, pine resin, spices, biscuit, toasted malt, light chocolate, and citrus. Quite strong bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, molasses, pine, and spices on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and quite full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a warming on the finish and a bit of booziness. Nice balance of flavors and bitterness. Fairly smooth drinking, but is still very much a sipper. Overall this is an excellent brew with 2 years of age on it. Still quite bitter with good hop presence, but the malt definitely shines out more.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 03:35:24 | More by superspak
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jesus808

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-10-2012 03:24:09 | More by jesus808
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highvolts

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-10-2012 02:37:18 | More by highvolts
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-10-2012 01:28:46 | More by Beer21
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-09-2012 23:03:50 | More by PaulMc
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jpotocik

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-09-2012 20:44:33 | More by jpotocik
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N8DAGR8

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-09-2012 14:29:46 | More by N8DAGR8
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,481 ratings.