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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,209 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,209
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,079 | FT: 38
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: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz Bomber bottle, 2011 release. First time with the Double Bastard, i'm hearing it will def live up to its hype. So here we go!

A: Deep rich mahogany color with almost 2 fingers of light brown to tan colored head. Im spying nice tiny bubbles instead of the huge carbonated bubbles. These lead way to a wonderful lacing that didn't appear until the head disappeared over 5 minutes after the our. This was from a 22 oz bomber glass but the head remains like its from a nitro can or bottle. Everything I expected from an Arrogant Bastard.

S: Im still working with a developing palette but the aromas here are incredible. Initial fragrance reminded me of Christmas cookies for some reason. Sweetness of cinnamon, brown sugar, cherries and figs. Almost has a doughy yeast scent as well. Everything smells delicious.

T: Def did not disappoint. Sweetness from the start. Cherries and figs are coming thru, and then possibly leading to pineapple and then the bitter/sour grapefruit. Picking up on earthly tones, malts and pine and this is where the alcohol starts to hit the tongue as well. Alcohol is noticeable but doesn't take anything away from the taste. With each sip, as it hits my lips I keep getting flashbacks of Christmas cookies as a kid. Really really enjoying this, maybe even more then the regular Bastard.

M: Mild carbonation hits your tongue sharply at first and then smooths away to nothing. As I only filled a pint glass worth at a time, I found when I went to finish the bottle and the carbonation dissipated, it brought out more fo the flavors. After taste is slightly dry due to ABV, but im left with an almost creaminess feeling.

O: Can't say I expect much more from a brew. Stone really has done well with this complex little treat, even to a relatively new and developing palette. Great job, I hope they keep up the great work.

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22. oz bomber - Vintage 2011

Appearance: Pours a nice ruby red with 2 fingers of a white head.

Smell: Smells of sweet alcohol and fruits.

Taste - Tastes like an Arrogant Bastard x2…more like an American Barleywine. Almost reminds me of Bigfoot but sweeter and better. The 10.5% feels warming and good going down but the alcohol is hidden well in the taste. There's a nice fruity flavor with plenty of hops as well. As it warms, the alcohol begins to creep into the taste a little more but it never gets over powering.

Mouthfeel: Medium and perfect for the style.

Overall: Awesome beer and one of my favorites now.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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