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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,169 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,169
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 423
Gots: 1,050 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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Photo of coalcracker
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: Pours a thickish, opaque brown with just a little carbonation.
Smell: Aroma fruity (pineapple/melon) with a solid sweet and malty backbone- yet the hops linger just beyond
Taste: Aggressive assault of malty sweetness with a thick layer of hops hanging on for dear life. Malts are deep with notes of cocoa, light coffee, caramel with piney hops lingering straight through to the end of the tasting. Alcohol warmth is a bit more of a burn. Extremely complex and strong beer. These qualities intensify as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Thick and brutally warm and smooth.
Overall: Try this as a study in complexity if not for the sheer outrageous taste profile. Recommended!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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2/5  rDev -53.1%

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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank the beer some weeks ago, a whole bomber for myself...oh my. When I opened the bottle and poured the beer into a large snifter, the gorgeous and powerful aromas stroke me at once. The beer looked nice and the head was pretty big, it left some remains on the glass afterwards. The smell was big and bold, the smells of a regular am. IPA was there with its tropic fruits, but I also smelled sweeter notes, more of pineapple than grapefruit. When I tasted it, it felt crazy. So much to handle here! It was sweet at first, syrup and honeymelon I would call it. Pretty cool with the hints of melon, it was probably the contrast with the bitter, hoppy finish which created the sensation also. Not superhoppy, but hoppy. The feel was heavy too, you didnt feel much of the alcohol but you felt the heavyness of it all. Maybe a bit extreme and powerful to me, but I still liked it. It felt almost as perverted as California itself.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours straight copper, clear, with some gold in the light. A huge khaki head leaves plenty of lace, and hangs on until the finish.

Smell is toasty, caramel, lightly sweet with piney undertones.

Taste is pungent toasted caramel malt. A light boozy astringency that finished off with a bitter piney aftertaste.

Feels incredibly smooth for such a big beer. The medium body is almost viscous and is dangerously drinkable.

A classic for sure, almost a barleywine. Huge, big, and bold, a signature Arrogant Bastard.


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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,169 ratings.