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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,640
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 357
Gots: 750 | FT: 25
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.

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Photo of jmfc8237
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at a dive pizzA place in ocean city Md. Served in a pepsi cup. The color from what I can tell is a medium brown copper and had a strong lingering head that is mildly toffee colored. The aromas are filled with sweet caramel and piney grapefruit hops and some burnt caramel. The taste is right on as the bomber bottle says. Love the packaging but this beer is not for the meek. Huge robust burnt caramel and dark fruit with sweet sugars and nice balanced hoppy bitterness. Alcohol warms as it goes down but is incredibly smooth. Nice toffee and semi sweet chocolate as it warms. Mega sipper. I took this one with me in my convenient go go cup and enjoyed it in the passenger seat all the way home.

jmfc8237, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of deaconoflove
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ap. Very nice cloudy golden brown with slightly yellow/tan strong head. Nice looking beer.
Sm. Mild grapefruit, caramel/toffee and some alcohol.
Ta. Surprised me with complex fruity flavors at first. Some caramel and malt. Slight alcohol burn comes on and then a lingering sweet, but biting bitter finish that hangs and hangs.
Mf. Sweet thick sticky, but with full carbonation. Sippy, sippy.
Dr. Good thing I've got a long evening ahead of me. This is one heavy duty sippy beer. Like a multi-flavorful carbonated glass of bourbon. It's good, but apparently I am not worthy.

deaconoflove, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of Krakistophales
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours really hazy, blood orange sort of color with just a touch of foam that dissipates into a little halo around the glass.

S: A bit of a resin smell with maybe some tart cherries or grapes? Some oak comes through too.

T: At first you get a slam of booze and hops, with the middle filling out with just a slight hint of malt and caramel, some oaky characteristics too, and finishes with a powerful hop residue in your mouth that lasts for a long time.

M: This one is thick and syrupy, and lingers quite a bit with a sticky sort of lace in your mouth. Slight carbonation, really awesome staying power.

O: This is an awesome beer. I honestly wasn't a fan of the first beer of this kind that I tried, arrogant bastard, and it turned me off to stone for a while. Then I heard someone really enjoying their old guardian and got back into them and they make some great stuff. If you're a fan of american strongs, this is awesome. Probably better than lucky bastard.

Krakistophales, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Double Bastard, growler filled at Whole Foods Bowery for$13.99.

Appearance: My hasty pour produces a voluminous three-finger head reminiscent of a Belgian brew. Head is mostly white with toffee speckles, thick bubbles on top. Great retention, foamy top lingers throughout. I swear I've never seen the Bastard loloking so good and "heady"! Some lacing, but not much. Color is dark-caramel, very dark and opaque- could be mistaken for bourbon.

Smell: Malt, glue, raisin, crushed ripe cherry. Hops, wooden barrel, bourbon/hard liquor. Beautiful, complex, enticing nose.

Taste: Not as interesting as the nose, with mostly heat, hops and booze. Caramel and tartness follow. Somewhat one-dimensional as compared to the aroma, but still delicious, with whiskey overtones and a burnt-sugar finish.

Mouthfeel: Prickly and hot, stings good and lingers in the mouth for a long while. Some booze, dry hoppy finish, tartness. Full body, medium-full flavor, great carbonation. Sticky, almost chewable but not quite like North Coast Old Stock and other old ales. A little too hot when it warms up.

Overall: A great, unimpeachable American Strong Ale. Might be a little hot when fresh, but it rarely ever disappoints. I've had it on tap, I've had Double Bastard vintages, growlers... a great brew, if you like the style.

I am very glad I reviewed this growler because I had one before that wasn't right. This is how fresh Double Bastard is supposed to taste indeed.

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 release.

Pours a murky caramel color with a small 1 inch bone head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Smells of caramel, toffee, sweet malt, and some dark fruits. Very inviting smells. This beer smells very much like a barleywine to me. Taste is very much like the smell and is of caramel, toffee, and sweet/brown sugary malt. Medium bitterness on the palate with each sip. There is a very good balance between the sweetness and the bitterness in this beer. A good level of carbonation leads to a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a most excellent beer from Stone that I like much better than Arrogant Bastard. I am frustrated that I only got one bottle of this when it came out. I think that this will age very well and I will be on the lookout for more bottles for my cellar.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of FanofHefe
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle says 2010 release. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Deep brown body with some red tint that is hazy and lets just a little light through. Two-finger tan head that looks good and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is piney hops up front, followed by caramel and slightly bready malt. As you go down the glass, the hops taken on a little more character.

Boom! Bitter hop flavor just jumps out of this one. Strong oily pine resin flavor dominates. But, the overall flavor is pretty dense. The malt side is not overly sweet and mixes with the caramel very nicely. The flavors definitely blend together better as the glass warms.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth for such a strong ale as this probably due to the oily nature of the huge amount of hops in this one. The name fits.

FanofHefe, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of YouSkeete
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Deep orange/red, slightly copper. Very cloudy. Short off white head, with hardly any lacing whatsoever.

S: Macintosh apples, dry hops, candied fruit, caramel malts. Hints of oak and wood emerge along with some notes of earthy pine.

T: Quite complex. Smooth caramel malt and sweetness, with an extra dry hop character. Macintosh apples definitely present in the flavor. Candied fruits like oranges and plums (and apples, of course). Burn of alcohol follows throughout the whole drink. Subtle hints of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Boozy aftertaste.

M: Hoppy, fruity and boozy. Sticky on the palate. Full body with medium carbonation.

D: Immaculate.

YouSkeete, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of scottchesterhall
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(2010 Release...drunk in March, 2011)

Appearance: Pours an opaque copper...lots going on here, it's apparent (not CLEAR...it's very cloudy). Is this a bottle-conditioned ale? Looks like it.

Smell: for a Stone beer, it's a malt knockout! Crazy biscuit sugary malt with just enough hops to not make is a sugar-bomb.

Taste: Wow...the layers of malt-->caramel, honey, burnt sugar (in a good way). Not boozy, but the sweetness gives the 11% away. My only note that could be heard as a critique--not necessarily if you're an old ale fan--but this is a 2010, and on the very end I'm picking up a little oxidation.

Mouthfeel: full, round, almost syrupy, understated carbonation.

Overall: it's like Fat Tire meets Arrogant Bastard on steroids. This thing is special.

It's amazing how what's considered a category-breaker (in the original "human strength" Arrogant Bastard) due to it's explosion of malt and hops together, becomes surprisingly barleywine-belgian-esque when it gets "doubled" in it's "immortal" version. I'm a hop-lover, and this is nothing of the sort of beer I drift toward...yet I'll take one of these every time it's offered to my grave.

If you were looking for a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and missed it, this can serve as a nice backup. More biscuity, but otherwise a cousin.

If you take one thing away from this review: take a hearty sip of one of these...and then just pay attention...for like 5 MINUTES...things just keep happening. I guess there IS something to be said for the merits of complex malt!

scottchesterhall, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of jsh420
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark caramel with a huge 3 finger off white head that left some spotted lacing

smell - again just like the AB had just had this beer just doesnt have much to the nose - almost nothing but a little sweet malt

taste - very close to many barleywines - extremely malty but overly sweet - nutty rich caramel toffee some vanilla - then comes the bitter citrus hops that cut the malts nicely

mouthfeel is full/heavy body that is sticky and coats your mouth - low carbonation very smooth

overall DAB is a very solid brew and i am glad i bought this beer since no 2011 SN Bigfoot was distributed in my area as of yet

jsh420, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of oldsailor
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Waited in line for a long time for the special release of the 2006 vintage. It was well worth the wait. The taste of this was amazing. Smooth and complex, the beer took on a different feel from a typical double bastard. The warmth from the alcohol was definitely there as this beer wasn't messing around. My 2L growler was gone before I knew it.

oldsailor, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of brotherloco
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 Release. As much as I was tempted to shell out $100 for the 3 Litre, I settled for a 22oz Bomber.

A gorgeous looking pour. Foam settles to a medium filleted ring around the glass. Clear deep ruby red color with light suspended bubbles.

Smell is a solid balance of citrus hops and caramel malt. Fruit notes, a bit of chocolate. A light alcohol sting is present, but expected.

Taste kicks in hard, almost as if it was bourbon barrel aged. Creamy smooth sweet malt. Complex. Middle brings on bitter oily hops and strong well blended alcohol. Overall balance is terrific for such a strong brew.

This is absolutely a sipper, which you know up front given the ABV. I find the alcohol is quite apparent in all of Stone's high ABV beers, but this is one of the best blends. Can't drink it all night, but a great way to start one off.

brotherloco, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of Deadheadbill
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Pours a burnt-umber color with the head being a lighter version of the same. Respectable head which dissipates fairly quickly but leaves decent lacing.

Smells of butterscotch, butter and raisins.

Very decadent in the mouth, full-bodied with boozy caramel, dark fruits and vanilla backed up by a nice bracing bitterness. Finish is long and dry.

Overall a very nice beer to be enjoyed almost like a cognac, sit back, sip and enjoy.

Deadheadbill, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of rarbring
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The brew is clouded deep amber with hints of oranges, a yellow off-white head, that settles slowly, has little lacing but good curtains.

The smell has toffee, raisins, sherry and Sauternes in it. But also tropical mango and grape-fruit peel, and pine needles.

The taste is sweet, crystalline sugar, vanilla, butter scotch, oatmeal, fruits, apples, peaches and mango. Sherry and lemon and grape-fruit zest.

Medium high carbonation, small bubbles, soft, oily and a bit alcoholic. A long dry finish.

A lot of action in this beer, not boring for one second.

rarbring, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of haddon
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

pours a dark burgandy, almost wine color. full frothy white head that sits in the top of the tulip a long time. lacing clings to the glass all the way down

very strong but balanced smells. starts out sweet molasses, caramel, raisins with strong & bitter hop notes. smells like a barleywine

wow, that is one strong beer! starts with a quick sweet & malty note... figs, brown sugar and dark fruits. the alcohol burn overrides everything else like a sip of strong brandy. the boozy taste really does overpower everything else

full body with a rich and creamy feel. sits thick and heavy in the mouth. very nice.

this is an interesting beer and I am glad to have tried it. I would call it a barleywine more than a strong ale. it was quite the experience but don't think I would call it drinkable. I really enjoy strong ales but going to have a hard time finishing this bomber.

haddon, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of gdrydenc
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark, dark auburn/brown with an inch of dark tan head. Cherry highlights when held up to the light.

S - Smells a bit like an aggressive barleywine with a lot of dark, ripe fruits. Additionally, there is a lot of molasses and the alcohol is apparent.

T - This is one of the most flavor intense beers I've ever experienced. The taste is a lot like the smell, very much like a barleywine. The fruits come out more, and the alcohol is very present. Without the alcohol, this would feel weak, though. It's more bitter (especially at the end) than I would expect.

M - The mouthfeel is wonderful. It's a bit syrupy, which is nice for the style. The carbonation is a little on the low end for what I would expect, but that's not an issue.

D - Frankly, when it comes to American Strong Ales, there's no such thing as an incredibly drinkable beer. However, I have never had an issue finishing a bomber of this beer. I really love this beer, and this is one of the best beers I've had.

gdrydenc, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of StoutCream
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Did the devil just piss in my mason jar? Because that's what I drink out of. Quart size when it comes to bombers. This one is half head half beer, and I know what I'm doing when I pour. Can't mind that much good head, but stay away from the Herp. Dark, cloudy amber (like, the darkest amber you've ever seen) looks thick and rusty straight on, but tilted in the light reminds me of a redheaded woman: stubborn and wild at the same time. Can you handle this? If you haven't had a red head, I wouldn't recommend it. Then again, enough of these will lower your inhibitions enough to actually pursue that cute redhead at the bar. Also not recommended. Both require proper supervision.

As the foam dissipates it smells like a Hawaiian Tropic store. Coconut pineapple (oddly enough I just ate a pineapple this morning that tasted like coconut) that slowly changes into malt, super-sugary malt with some green-y hops at the whiff.

Now to the piss, uh, beer . . .
SOOO Heady! Drunk in one sip, no lie. Just let that first swig linger in your mouth for a while before you swallow and I bet you will feel something - something in the back of your mind that says, "Did I just feel that in my brain?" The answer is maybe. I was already 22oz deep before I cracked this one, so that one sip might have taken me over some sort of threshold that I wasn't expecting. Whisked is more like it. So damned malty sweet, yet balanced off the back of my tongue with bitterness.

There is still an island of head on top teasing my nose with each sip.

The flavors are difficult to pin down, not that I don't recognize them, but they are whizzing around each other so fast that I can't tell where one ends and another begins. Cop-out, you say? Think Heisenberg. You can't tell where it is or how fast it's going at the same time and, trust me, all that alcohol puts the flavors in the fast lane to Digestion Land. Burnt sugar and ginger. Cinnamon toast and over-fried garlic. All while chewing on a piece of pine (which is toxic, don't do that) and a handful of grass (the lawn kind, hippie).

This beer has it's place . . . Hell.

StoutCream, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of garymuchow
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 release poured into 25 oz Old Style glass.
Sweet, toffee candy aroma, like an old ale with hop wrapped around the fragrance. Presentation close to Am. style barleywine. Still malt dominated and complex.
Full bottle pour. Dense dark head covers a dark amber body with darker reds moving towards burgundy and garnet.
Boy, that's a nice drink. Complexity in both the hops and malt. And for a rather big beer the alcohol is neither hot or excessive in flavor. Bitterness in a very long finish that holds a hop flavor too (tart citrus grassiness). Flavor lacks the candy and toffee sweetness fo the aroma. In fact the sweetness is a little harder to find. The malt flavors are still rich, but the hops start to dominate in time.
Nice body. Full, big holding a nice steady soft carbonation. Smooth.
Drinks big, but also drinks easily. The alcohol will catch up if careless.

garymuchow, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of Jesse13713
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Three full fingers of rich, whipped brown-sugar head rise to the top quickly. It laces to the glass quite nicely. The beer itself is a murky opaque brown. Large hints of caramel hue in the color as well.

Smell - Smells quite bready and malty. A strong bitter scotch and lemon smell as well. Smells of some kind of fruit that I can;t exactly pinpoint. Smells similar in ways to a doppelbock in terms of malts. Slight chocolate on the nose as well.

Taste - The hop profile is quite delicious and it burns slightly like scotch. The taste is somewhat medicinal to me and reminiscent of a heavily malted Wee--Heavy. Very strong in terms of dark fruit taste. Hints of dark cherries to be more specific. A very faint chocolate that I am perhaps confusing with the dark cherry.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Exceptionally bitter and alcoholic tasting. A slight bourbon-scotch burn accompanied by dark fruits. The medicinal taste got to me at times, but didn't ruin the beer for me. I found myself wanting more of this, but it id not my favorite Stone offering at all.

Jesse13713, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of mckeowbc
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber, big chunky white head fairly cloudy.
S - Malty sweet with a bit of hops and estery alcohols.
T - Very sweet almost to the point of being syrupy and the alcohol is noticeable. There's definitely some hops there as well, but they're a bit masked by the amount of malt.
M - Mouthfeel is heavy, somewhat viscous almost verging on feeling like a syrup. This beer lingers in your mouth a bit after you swallow.
D - Big beer all around, too big to drink a lot of it. The sweetness was too heavy for me to really enjoy more than one.

This beer reminds me a lot of homebrew barley wines I've had. It's big, alcoholic and in your face. It's has a bit of a raw quality about it. I enjoyed it, but I don't think I'll be making this one a staple.

mckeowbc, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of MadCat
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opened a 2010 Double Bastard, my only bottle, as I have never had this before. I have enjoyed the other Bastards, but do find them intense, so I figured save the biggest for last. And it turns out to be the best.

Appearance: Pours a nice copper brown color with a 1 finger light brown head, leaves considerable lacing

Smell: Piney and citrusy hops, robust malt and some alcohol in there. Intense as expected.

Taste: Intense, but not as intense as Arrogant Bastard. The flavors are amped up, but they are better married together. Again, like the smell, piney and citrusy hops, robust malts, but no alcohol in the taste. Some caramely sweetness to balance the hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, decent carbonation, bitter finish.

Drinkability: Well, I will be able to finish the whole bomber, but I don't think I'm going to want more after that. Way better than I was expecting.

Overall, I'm impressed, and really want to get a 3L growler of it next time I'm in San Diego. I think I'm going to have to get more and see how well it does with age, as it is labeled to indicate it ages well. A top beer in my book.

MadCat, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2010)

Holiday Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA

A murky and velvety auburn with some glowing bright orange along the edges with a thin tan head. This beer appears thick and lightly carbonated. It doesn't take long for the short head to fall away. There's some lacing but not an abundance of it. While the color is beautiful, an altogether disappointing appearance.

The nose is all kinds of sweet with a hint of citrus hops. The main citrus fruit I smell is orange but the nose is dominated by sweet candied-cherries and sticky caramel. It smells like a strong barleywine, as there's certainly the aroma of warm alcohol mixed in with the candy-like sweetness. So far, this beer appears more closely related to Stone's Old Guardian Barley Wine than it does it's "little brother" Arrogant Bastard.

The taste is a mouth-blasting brigade of bitter and citrus hops, sweet, fruity and caramel malts, and a deluge of hot alcohol. The most upfront flavors are the sweet fruits, namely cherries, and a punch of bitterness. The warm alcohol toward the finish though reminds you to be careful with this one. While the flavors are certainly bold and "in your face," I think this one could particularly benefit from some aging.

Creamy and thick mouthfeel that fits the beer exceptionally well.

I always look forward to my first Double Bastard, as it's a showcase of so many different flavors all coming together as one. But I very rarely make it to my second; this beer is big, bold, and filling. An exceptional sipper that, in my opinion, is significantly improved with some time in the cellar.

ehammond1, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Whole Foods on Houston St. this past week since it's the only beer on the Top 100 of the United States that I hadn't tried *and* could find in my neck of the woods. This one had the appearance that it would pack a punch and sure enough, it did. That being said, this was a fabulous beer that took just a bit of adjusting to since it certainly put the "strong" into Strong Ale!

Solid pour to this even though the vibrant brown hue was just a bit darker than I imagined. Nice frothiness to this too but the lacing didn't quite match up to it. As others have alluded to on here, this tasted and felt like a Barleywine once I sampled some but the subtly overpowering citrus and pine-flavored hops reminded me that this has a lot more bite to it than that. It even smelled a bit like alcohol but in no way did it detract from the mouthfeel or the smooth aftertaste that had a very dry-hopped feel to it.

Not a session beer by any stretch of the imagination but this is good enough that one person could down the whole bottle. That's only because the taste is addicting and can overcome the strong aspect of this beer. You might be seeing double once the bottom of the bottle is reached but it's worth it - this beer deserves it's standing in the Top 100 for good reason!

JerzDevl2000, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of beerprovedwright
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Holy Snot...kicks my butt. Rich and thick two finger head of slightly off white foam, leaving a wonderful marbled lace that clings to the side of the glass like sno*...er...glue. Color is a 24 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is very complex, with fragrances of lime, chocolate, fig, plum, orange, raisin, and lots of hops. Flavor is about heaven. Great smooth start of sweet plum, raisin, orange, chocolate, and then the sour hits you with pine, lime, grapefruit, more grapefruit, and lemon peel. This is what beer should be. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, and full, although the alcohol does have a bit of a drying effect on the back of my tongue. I could drink this all day and discover more sensations and flavors, but at 11.2 percent alcohol, I would be sleeping before my third bomber. Great stuff.

beerprovedwright, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of bridgetowhophead
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 double bastard opened for my birthday. Aged 4 months in my cellar; poured into a tulip at cellar temp.

Knockout of a beer. My nose isn't the most adept in the world (thanks allergies), but for some reason I thought "rum-soaked cake" when I took a whiff of this. I preferred the smell to the taste, which was still a bit too hot. Overall, though, a damn fine beer and perfect for celebrating an achievement such as 23 years of existing.

bridgetowhophead, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of samie85
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

2009 Release.

A-Pours a deep mahogany color with two fingers of tan colored head.

S-Deep dark stonefruit similar to Doppelbock upfront with a hint of citrusy hops.

T-This tastes like a boozy, slightly citrusy, piny and bitter doppelbock on steroids.

M-Very rich and velvety feeling in the mouth with low carbonation and full bodied.

D-This one is definitely a sipper due to the very apparent strength and intensity of flavor. I need to try it fresh now.

samie85, Mar 03, 2011
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,640 ratings.