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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,896 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,896
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 379
Gots: 872 | FT: 30
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Full review 7/2014

2008 version of a 22 oz. bomber (yupp I said 08) poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Comes out Charles River muddy water brown, murky and hazy. The head is sort of a dark tan/towards orange creamcilce color. Decent, but not a ton of lacing to it.

Smell is really good. I've had this fresh and aged (first time this old though). The hops are still very very present, but mellowed out a bit. Some pine and sweet candied grapefruit, and some other citrus I suppose. Seems hoppy as it's cold, but as it warms up it smells a little malty; caramel, molasses, toffee, and sticky brown sugar.

Taste is on par with the smell. The sticky toffee and caramel stick out immediately; slightly nutty too. Hints of molasses, brown bus cuts and honey. Hoppiness present, but more pine than citrus here. Meshes really well together, really tasty.

Mouthfeel is really good. Warming alcohol detectable, as most immediately; pretty good carbonation, especially how well it's hold up over time. Nice brown sugar sweetness, bitterness from probably the hops and the alcohol. Gotta say it has a gradual wet bitter finish and a lingering warm sensation from the alcohol. Might be a little more drinkable now than when fresh, but super drinkable when fresh too. All around good beer, I love this brewery, they do an awesome job. Can't believe how well this has held up over time.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,896 ratings.