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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,172 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,172
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 424
Gots: 1,058 | 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

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Abe's today.

A- Pretty reddish/orange ale fills the glass with substantial bubbles and carbonation. Massive effervescent head, off-white in color. Settles down to a nice cap, bit of lacing left on the sides.

S- A mixture of bready and caramel malts initially in the nose. Sweet sugars and candy yeast. An underlying piney hop bitterness rounds out the nose. Aromas are subtle.

T- Caramel malts upfront, and leads into sweet candy sugar. Brew is balanced by some earthy bittering hops, which actually keeps this beer from being cloying. Flavor ends with some bready rye taste.

M- Medium to full bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth drinking, slight heat from booze but not in a bad way.

O- Though I enjoyed the brew I was expecting a little more. I'd like to see some more pronounced flavors, everything was fairly mild. This Bastard has left me with a buzz although no booze is detected in this.

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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Medium amber/ruby colour, slightly translucent with a small amount of cream coloured head.

S - Grapefruit and pine are noticeable up front along with a nice hop bitterness. A big sweet caramel/toffee malt aroma balances this out nicely.

T - The citrus and pine aroma from the nose is not very easily detected, but the big hop bitterness is definitely present. The malt backbone is a good balance for the bitterness, adding caramel and toffee notes to the flavour profile. The finish is bitter and somewhat dry and lingers for quite some time. A very big, bold and well balanced beer.

M -Medium to full body. Chewy. Light carbonation.

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3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted oct 30th 2011 (from notes)


A - deep swampy brown, no head and no lacing

S - lots of yeast, very sweet, sweet dried fruits, wine, wet drying wood, soil, nutty, tons of malts, slight vanilla. So sweet smelling. Much more than the taste

T - lots of booze, toasted malts, very sweet, funky yeast, pretty big hops, citrus, nutty, wet wood, red wine, molasses, pine, huge beer. Not half as sweet as last year

M - full bodied, medium acidity, huge complexity, balanced and very long finish

D - tastes great, very bitter and boozy. All around good strong ale. Not for the faint of heart. This is an big beer. With huge flavor

Final thought - $6.50 and 10.5%. Always look forward to this beer every year!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours dark orange moving into ruby territory. A full finger of head.

S- Caramel, orange, blood orange, dried pine needles, dirt

T- Lots of sweetness, caramel, malt syrup, maple syrup. Then lots and lots of bitterness- like I tried to fill my mouth with citrus pith and chew.

M- Very bitter.

O- This is ok, but the bitterness to flavor ratio is really high. While I like the flavors I would prefer them toned down. But I guess that's not really the point for this beer is it.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,172 ratings.