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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: 433
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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2007 Vintage, courtesy of Vanlingleipa- one of the best extras I could ever ask for in a trade! Bomber poured into a New Belgium globe.

A- The color resembles a copper kettle. A white, sudsy, 1/16" head adorns the top throughout and leaves a foamy, syrupy lacing behind with each sip.

S- caramel, toffee, vanilla, booze, apple crisp.

T- This starts off with a maltiness that transitions to vanilla and caramel. The finish is boozy with hints of apples and raisins.

M- very pleasant. The medium body is accompanied by a subtle carbonation that compliments it well.

O- I have not had fresh Double Bastard before. After drinking this, I don't know if I ever will. The balance was unbelievable. I am going to crack a 2011 bottle soon, but I don't anticipate anything near the deliciousness of this! I may just have to save the 2011 bottles until 2015.

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2011 Release

A: Pours a deep pine straw orange brown. Two finger off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Some carbonation can be seen racing to the top around the edges. There is already some lacing left behind from the receding head.

S: Just about brings a tear to my eye from the purity of the hop juice, grass, smoke, pineapple, and molasses.

T: Hits the palate so smooth and then wham! Caramel, peat, sour blueberries. Behind the sweet flavors there resides an enormous hop and malt profile. Alas, my taste buds are eradicated.

M: The micro-carbonation is really fantastic, leaves your palate neither wet nor dry, just somewhere floating in between. Smooth, oily, and full bodied.

O: I feel beat up like I was strapped to a merry-go-round by a bully and thrown off at high speeds. Would I attempt to escape this abuse if the bully was a 'Double Bastard'? Not a chance.

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This stuff pours a full, cloudy copper beverage, with a decent head, and some notable lacing. It has a nice blended scent of malts and hops with few other excesses. Its initial flavor is subtle; like so many of the excellent Stone brews, it is full and satisfying, but not insistent. It is straight beer, which I like, not chocolate or sweet, but mostly hopped up with a malty balance – a fair and decent ale. God, it’s good.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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