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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

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 1,971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 322
Gots: 681 | 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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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Medium amber/ruby colour, slightly translucent with a small amount of cream coloured head.

S - Grapefruit and pine are noticeable up front along with a nice hop bitterness. A big sweet caramel/toffee malt aroma balances this out nicely.

T - The citrus and pine aroma from the nose is not very easily detected, but the big hop bitterness is definitely present. The malt backbone is a good balance for the bitterness, adding caramel and toffee notes to the flavour profile. The finish is bitter and somewhat dry and lingers for quite some time. A very big, bold and well balanced beer.

M -Medium to full body. Chewy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 14:30:58 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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whatthehull

California

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted oct 30th 2011 (from notes)

Tulip

A - deep swampy brown, no head and no lacing

S - lots of yeast, very sweet, sweet dried fruits, wine, wet drying wood, soil, nutty, tons of malts, slight vanilla. So sweet smelling. Much more than the taste

T - lots of booze, toasted malts, very sweet, funky yeast, pretty big hops, citrus, nutty, wet wood, red wine, molasses, pine, huge beer. Not half as sweet as last year

M - full bodied, medium acidity, huge complexity, balanced and very long finish

D - tastes great, very bitter and boozy. All around good strong ale. Not for the faint of heart. This is an big beer. With huge flavor

Final thought - $6.50 and 10.5%. Always look forward to this beer every year!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 08:53:16 | More by whatthehull
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Yvaithe

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 03:51:30 | More by Yvaithe
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 03:17:50 | More by pgofman
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 01:23:14 | More by kaelingirl
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2011 01:21:13 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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tubeman

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-22-2011 01:14:54 | More by tubeman
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rrryanc

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-21-2011 23:29:17 | More by rrryanc
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-21-2011 18:54:25 | More by mctizzz
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WillyMac

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-21-2011 16:04:37 | More by WillyMac
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zdk9

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours dark orange moving into ruby territory. A full finger of head.

S- Caramel, orange, blood orange, dried pine needles, dirt

T- Lots of sweetness, caramel, malt syrup, maple syrup. Then lots and lots of bitterness- like I tried to fill my mouth with citrus pith and chew.

M- Very bitter.

O- This is ok, but the bitterness to flavor ratio is really high. While I like the flavors I would prefer them toned down. But I guess that's not really the point for this beer is it.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 08:47:27 | More by zdk9
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bob727

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-21-2011 07:07:26 | More by bob727
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justinlaz

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-21-2011 06:25:58 | More by justinlaz
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-21-2011 06:15:08 | More by cfinch2
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guillemiro

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2011 03:44:44 | More by guillemiro
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 19:44:50 | More by beerman999999
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-20-2011 18:50:02 | More by andrewinski1
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-20-2011 16:32:37 | More by bigdipip
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 12:37:01 | More by mmcnaughton
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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-20-2011 06:56:20 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 06:04:55 | More by paulys55
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-20-2011 04:49:35 | More by pjs234
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originalgoat

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 04:47:54 | More by originalgoat
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with about an inch of bubbly white head.

A bit of caramel malts in the aroma with a ripe cantaloupe in the aroma. Very sweet. Sweet caramel/toffee on the pallet. Sweet melons with a bitter hoppy finish.

The feel is full with soft carbonation. This is a fresh bottle so I think it a bit hot. Overall not bad , but I'll take Arrogant Bastard over this most of the time.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 03:52:02 | More by Bendurgin
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy reddish brown color from a 22 oz bomber (2011 release) with ABV clearly marked on the bottle.
One finger off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Good carbonation with a nice steady stream of small bubbles surfacing in the snifter.
Aroma is a very nice blend of fruity esters, citrus (grapefruit), apricot, piney hops, pungent tobacco like notes and a lot of malty bread like notes.
Resiny, oily, piney, hop blast upfront with the bitterness mellowing in the middle to release some fruity, sweet malt notes that are laid to rest for their efforts by the monstrous hop presence. The finish is on the drier side with the bitterness not lingering for a long time. Actually there is a hint of sweetness that lingers after the finish. This is an all-out assault on the sensibilities of the taste buds. Lives up to it's name, this IS an 'in your face' ale. Has a chewy, oily mouthfeel.
Definitely a sipper, and a very nice warmer. The alcohol warmth doesn't creep up instantly, but slowly and surely it starts to warm the insides.
All in all, this is another aggressive ales from Stone.
Definitely worth a try, and comes highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 03:26:22 | More by CaptDavyJones
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.