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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

5,688 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,688
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 365
Gots: 762 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

deesteelers, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jdougherty, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

edwardkersh, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

jt6174, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

vobr0002, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

cmsimeur, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

syndelee, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jjauga, Jan 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

kruthy, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
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.

Rifugium, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of BarleyWineRox
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)

BarleyWineRox, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

doosty00, Jan 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

M27, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

RWNewhouse, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Mantooth, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Hellvis, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of diesel59
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...

diesel59, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Farky87, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

bpackertx, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of dannydetox
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.

dannydetox, Jan 26, 2012
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,688 ratings.