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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,213 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,213
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 433
Gots: 1,081 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy copper in color. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that quickly reduces to a small patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: Strong aromas of caramel malts and brown sugar along with some lighter notes of citrus and pine/resin hops. Additionally there is some moderate amounts of alcohol present.

T: This beer is extremely malty with a ton of caramel malt & toffee malt sweetness and quite a bit of brown sugar/molasses as well. There is also a moderate amount of hop presence and bitterness from the citrus and pine/resin hops. Light alcohol presence and the flavors seem to get even more complex as it warms.

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with some dryness in the finish.

O: Seems to be right on the border of a American Strong Ale and an American Barleywine - the presence of the alcohol is not well hidden (I would have liked it to be more well hidden). There is a nice complexity to the smell and taste. Not the easiest beer to drink and needs to be sipped slowly over the course of a couple of hours.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Yardhouse Fenway. 2011 vintage. Served in a goblet.

A- Dark mahogany brown, barely translucent, about three fingers of brownish off-white creamy head that slowly recedes, average to slightly above average carbonation. Tons of layered lacing.

S- Sweet smelling of bready malts, caramel, hops, and a little bit of pine + booze in the background. Definitely a little bit more aromatic then your average beer.

T- Sweet bready malts, caramel, followed by bitter hops that have a very slight piney taste. Lightly sweet boozey aftertaste.

M- A little bit creamy but fairly medium bodied, especially at the beginning before the head recedes. Average carbonation. Well-balanced. Smooth for 10.5% abv but not the smoothest 10.5% beer I've had- still a little bit of alcoholic burn going down, not bad though. Easily drinkable.

O- This was a very well done Ale that I wouldn't mind ordering again in the future. It had a nice sweetness that was balanced with a generous amount of hops. For 10.5% it was easily drinkable. In my opinion it was nothing spectacular, but definitely well done. I would recommend trying it. For $7/pint it wasn't too bad.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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