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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,647 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,647
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 359
Gots: 751 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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Photo of bitterthebetter
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an inviting reddish brown with a creamy head with an aroma that burst forth with hop citrus and pine. The beer is smooth and bubbly with the bitterness of the hops slowly coating the palate and lingers long on the finish. As the beer breathes a bit the hops becomes more subtle and the malt becomes more prevalent, albeit still subtle. Hop flavors are citrus and pine, a balanced and memorable beer.

bitterthebetter, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of mithrascruor
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark burgundy-red color. Off-white head is small but dense and creamy; turns into a nice film too.

Smell: Pine-like hops, with an acidic sweetness, like pineapple. A bit of alcohol present in the nose too.

Taste: The piney hops kick in at the start, set off against a malt backdrop. Towards the finish the pineapple (and a bit of citrus flavors) come into play. Alcohol is noticable for a good deal of the time.

Mouthfeel: Super-smooth feel especially at the start. Light carbonation, with slight alcohol burning towards the end.

Drinkability: This is for drinking very slow! The alcohol taste is quite noticable.

I was afraid this beer might be too over-the-top hop-wise, but it isn't. Instead, though, it is a bit over-the-top in alcohol content. I prefer a strong beer that masks the alcohol better. I do still think it's a good beer, but I probably won't get it again for a while. It's not for the faint of heart, and it's one that you have to give a lot of extra time for drinking...

mithrascruor, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of Halcyondays
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber, 2007 Vintage,

A: Pours a dark brown/red into a snifter, fair head which left some lacing, but not the most impressive beer I've ever seen.

S: Big mix of hops and malts, raisins, pine, dark fruit, quite boozy as well, a bit abrasive, but complex.

T: The taste is very big and powerful. Huge pine bitterness races across the palate with some pineapple and citrus as well, while the malt and dark fruit add some balance, but still the flavours are a little out of control. Booze also comes across, a bit fusely, but mostly just a smooth solvent character. A little bit of dark/bittersweet chocolate comes out as reaches room temperature.

M: Robust, full of resin and oil, full-bodied, this is a beer that stays with you long after you drink it, it definitely makes an impression.

D: Definitely a sipper, this is one big, powerful, and complex beer. Very tasty, but at times the harshness and brashness got to me and I found it difficult to drink, and I love this extreme stuff. This is a very good, interesting beer, but I have to be in a particular mood to fully enjoy it. Another good production from Greg Koch and Stone, it is very raw at this stage, it will be interesting to see what a few years do to this one.

Halcyondays, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of Overlord
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double bastard packs a heck of a wallop.

Pours a deep reddish amber with a smaller than expected off white head. Smells like a gigantic load of citrus hops.

Tastes ... like a gigantic load of citrus hops. Mammoth pine, grapefruit, and a thick load of bitter fluid greets your taste buds. Not a beer to be enjoyed for every occasion, but definitely excellent. Surprisingly thick feeling for a beer of this type.

Overlord, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of brantadid
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a wonderful dark ruby or garnett color. A surprising cascade formed a 2 inch head which diminished over a 5 minute period. Really nice lacing.

Smells of malty sweet hops with some raisin hints. Lot of citrus in the nose. Grapefruit rine.

The flavor really mimics the smell. Nice sweetness of malts, and raisins or figs. The sweetness is totally balanced by the bitterness and crispness of the hops. Very long finish. Alcohol is totally masked. Excellent balance to this beer.

Incredibly rich and creamy mouthfeel. Nice carbonation that also seems to be totally in balance. Not overly or under carbonated.

In a word...WOW!

brantadid, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of snpub540
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage. As I was pouring it into my snifter, it appeared to be a golden color, but as it collected in the glass it took on a nice mahogany hue. There was a tan one finger tall head that quickly turned into a small ring. No lacing but I wasn't expecting much from a high ABV brew anyway.

The smell was fantastic. My nose picked up whisps of pine from the hops and some dark fruits like raisins and cherries. Also a hint of sweetness from the alcohol.

Taste was a sweet mix of caramel and raisins. The hop flavors were pine and grapefruit. There was a dry aftertaste and a slight amount of warming alcohol in the finish.

The complexity of the beer made it surprisingly easy to drink. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and quite nice. Alcohol wasn't overpowering at all. A very enjoyable beer for a nice cold fall evening.

snpub540, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of ccrida
3.05/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2007 Release, poured from a bomber into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Double Bastard is clear dark ruby with a small but thick, olive tinged off-white head.

Smell is mainly a big punch of citrus hops, pineapple and grapefruit, although a rich sweet malt background lets you know that you're not dealing with another big IPA. Since I've been drinking winter warmers lately, it reminds me of a super hoppy one of those, with noticeably more alcohol. I'd rather more balance from the malt, the hops make it rather one dimensional.

Taste is also super hoppy, with a hugely bitter, dry, clean booze finish. There is some sweet, gingerbread like malt lying behind all the hops and fusels, but it's probably too fresh for my taste right now. The aftertaste just won't stop, super astringent and boozy.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily, not much carbonation.

Drinkability is on the lower side. This one pretty much burns with every swallow. Sure it softens some as it warms, but it also gains viscosity. Frankly, I'd normally lower pretty much every category, except for the fact that it's so fresh, and I assume it's better with age. There's also maybe some high score bias, as much as I try to avoid that, I can't ignore the hype behind this one, which I'm not really liking. I love robust american barelywines, but this one's just harsh, and I'm a fan of extreme beer. Time will tell if they're arrogant or just fooling themselves.

ccrida, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped open a 2006 vintage to celebrate the Sox winning the pennant. Poured it into a Belgian style snifter. Average sized head, and has a wonderful reddish brown color to it. It has a noticeable barleywine-like smell to it, with a maltiness that tingles the nose. The first sip was amazing, it was a lot smoother than I expected. I would compare this to a fine Old Ale. As it warmed up, it became even easier to drink, which was when I started to really notice the high alcohol content. This is a great beer to just sit back with, sip slowly, and enjoy. Another winner from Stone.

morebeergood, Oct 22, 2007
Photo of Maracuja
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate brown, mahogany, bronze (to light) with a full brown head, sediment floaters, good carbonation, and little lace. Nice balanced malt and hop aroma; chocolate malt notes and piney hop aroma. Tastes much like it smells with an overly bitter finish; not pleasantly hoppy. Full bodied and creamy with a harsh bitter finish.

Maracuja, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber (2006 Vintage, a gift from the very generous Alyeast, a BA among BA's)

A. Pours a dark rich red with little head and little lacing.

S. Pear malt and hops. A light alcohol warming follows through.

T. WOW!!! Full malty grapefruit taste with a sweet malt backbone. The hops shine through and wait...there is the alcohol.

M. This is a rollercoaster of tatse. Definitely a bold beer. It hits the whole mouth. Not a beer for the timid.

D. Normally I would give this beer a lower score here because of the alcohol, but if this beer were available locally, I would sell my kids, quit my job, live under a bridge and drink this all day.

Finally I can appreciate Stone being so far away. This beer is soooo good I could get hooked. At least this way I can continue to be a productive member of society.
A GREAT BEER!!!!

MarkSCCOT, Oct 06, 2007
Photo of sessycuban
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage. Got a growler fill from the brewery some months ago. These are notes I took from the tasting.

Growler. Poured into Stone Double Bastard Ale glass.

A - The beer pours a rich, amber color. The beer is somewhat murky, but this is to be expected given the age. The tan head didn't retain to well, but again, well for a beer that has been aged and poured from a growler.

S - The smell is very complex. I get a slight toastiness, citrus, tropical fruit, and a slight tinge of hops. This has held up well for such a hoppy beer.

T - I'm getting grapefruit very early on followed by pine notes. The beer finishes with a hop backbone, which is a bit surprising. Given the color, I'd expect a maltier backbone. The balance is spectacular.

M: The taste is a bit chewy, but not too thick. I'd still say this is medium bodied. It has a very nice feel to it for such an aggressive beer.

D: The beer does have some heat to it. But as they say, if you can't handle the heat, stay out of the fire. With that said, supremely drinkable for a 10% abv beer that goes to great lengths to warn you how aggressive the beer is.

Highly recommended to all!

sessycuban, Oct 05, 2007
Photo of MiguelMandingo
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Goddamn. This beer is ridiculous. If you have to cross 5 state lines to find this stuff, you should. I really don't know what else to say. The last beer that made me utter that from my lips was Rochefort 10. It is easily my favorite offering from Stone up to this point. I picked up two bottles of this in Virginia, from Once Upon a Vine, and I should have bought the place out. I can't buy this brew in Texas, and it is a damn shame. I hate you TABC - why won't you allow more Stone beers than just the AB and the IPA? WHY?!?

Poured part of a 2006 22oz. bomber into a Double Bastard glass.

Appearance - Poured out of the bottle a thick translucent ruby brown. It produced a one finger off white/tan head that slowly dissipated. When the brew warmed to room temperature, it became perfectly transparent. Looks absolutely delicious.

Smell - Sweet. Toffee, caramel malt, vanilla, and burnt sugar. Dark fruits like plum, prunes and figs. A shit ton of oily, resinous hops - very citrus grapefruit in nature. Oh yeah, and booze. Heavenly.

Taste - Oh my god. Beer doesn't taste much better than this. The scent doesn't do enough justice to entice you into the perfection of its flavor. Sweet caramel malt front, intermingled with toffee and burnt sugar and dark fruit. It evolves seductively into an insane, bitter hop ending. All of the flavors are intermixed with the boozy 10%ABV. Highly reminiscent of a barleywine. It is a perfect balance between malt and hops.

Mouthfeel - Perfect. Perfect carbonation, dry bitter hop finish, and goes down smooth. Medium to full bodied.

Drinkability - Perfect for a beer this strong. This beer is an extremely easy drinker, but I drank it extremely slow to savor every single sip. Wussies might not want to session this because of the ABV, but they are wussies. If I had easy access to this beer, I would drink it all the time.

This is far and away better than the original Arrogant Bastard. Find this beer now. You shouldn't be wasting your time reading this. You should have stolen your mom's car and be halfway across the state by now.

MiguelMandingo, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2006 release, poured from a 22oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is pretty complex with caramelized malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and a lot of hops.

T: The taste is about as well-balanced as any beer that I’ve ever had. There’s a strong hops bitterness and a hearty malt character, with flavors of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits. For a beer with 10.00% ABV, the alcohol burn is very mild. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet. To me it seems to taste very similar to Old Guardian, but something that I can’t put my finger on just makes it taste even better than both OG and the regular Arrogant Bastard.

M: Very smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not very filling, this is flat out just a damn good beer. I simply can’t say enough good things about Stone, because they continue to impress me. Even amongst the Stone beers this one is one of the best.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 27, 2007
Photo of jaxon53
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Much thanks to jasnm for sending me this bottle in the JBIF. 2006 vintage. Served at just about cellar temperature, into a snifter, from a twenty two ounce bottle. Poured out a somewhat thick amber brown color that was quite hazy. A pretty vigorous pour yielded about two fingers of thick, frothy, off-white head that had decent retention. A little bit of sticky lace was left behind in the glass. The nose was loaded with strong aromas. Tons of alcohol up front, followed by the hops, sweet malt, rum soaked raisins and cherries, and just a bit of plum. The nose is definitely dominated by alcohol and dark fruits. The flavor is quite extreme as well. Dark fruits, caramel, hops, and maybe a touch of chocolate in there. A nice malt presence as well. Finishes a bit dry, with a smooth ten percent alcohol burn with little carbonation. The alcohol really stands out in this one. Seems pretty well balanced for the beast that it is. Has a full bodied, thick, syrupy mouthfeel that goes down like a good throat coating cough medicine. It's definitely a sipper but a damn good one. Two thumbs up to Stone Brewing for another awesome yet enormous brew.

jaxon53, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of umustdrink
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 2006 bottle

Got this in my first trade ever, back in April (?) from Vancer, an excellent trader and a world class BAer.

A - Color is mahogany brown or deep ruby red depending on the light. A rich, light brown head can be achieved only through agitation, otherwise the head is a thin brown film. Minimal lacing.

S - Where to begin?? Bready malts, oily and piny hops, dark plummy raisiny black fruitiness, maybe some candi sugar, creamy flavors, vanilla and finally a hot alcohol sensation felt in the sinuses (lessens as the beer warms).

T/M - The taste starts out with a silky textured malty flavor, accompanied by sweet and rich dark fruits and a nice smoky oakiness. A dull carbonation bite comes in but the taste doesn't really alter much, which isn't a bad thing.

D - Very rich and luxurious and I'd love to try it again. I wish the (upper) midwest could get some Stone lovin', until then I will continue to trade for them. Thanks again Vance!

umustdrink, Sep 04, 2007
Photo of franksnbeans
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy bronze with a cream head that retains and only gives way to thick sheets of lace. Smells of citrus, hops, caramel, alcohol and spice. Tastes syrupy, dark and dried fruit, caramel, sweet malt, spice and alcohol. Mouthfeel is tremendously smoooth. Wow this brew is a delight and killer at the same time. Hop bitterness lingers on the palate. ABV is present but well hidden behind complexities. What can I say, such an original brew that is a must try. Has barleywine characteristics with strong ale drinkability. Beware.

franksnbeans, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of mcallister
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What we have here is Double Bastard '06 vintage served at Boston's Bistro specially for the arrival of Greg Koch!

Not sure why I have never reviewed this beer before for some odd reason, yet there is a first for everything. So here goes:

Pours a deep russet nearly opaque in stature. Lightens at the tips to a deep scarlet/orange. Head is full, bordering on tan and creamy as hell. Retention considering age and ABV is stunning. After five minutes the head is still at full formation.

Brown sugar, toffee, and maple aromas lead way into a floral, piney hop aromatic. A bit of earth and fresh fig, with a nutty sweet aroma. Some bitter cocoa as well with what may be mollasses.

Amazing what aging does to this beer. Things are brought together as one and meld like no other. The hops have succumbed enough to let the malt breath life into this beer. The mouth is big, chewy, wet, and puckering. Finish is long, very long and hides nothing.

There are some hints of alcohol but nothing discouraging. An abundance of brown sugar coated toffee malt, with caramel and maple blend seamlessly with a floral, piney hop that shows a bit of citrus on the finish. Fig, dried berries, and mixed nuts bring things to fruition. Just an overall great beer.

mcallister, Aug 21, 2007
Photo of session1979
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 Vintage - Poured into a DFH Snifter

Shared this with one of my BA buddies this past weekend. I have always loved the Double Bastard and this did not let me down. It poured a hazy dark ruby orange with very little to no head. The smell was full of oily pine and citrus. Huge malts with phenols and sweet candied fruit. Taste was an ass kicking mouthful of sweet malt, creamy caramel and a finish full of pine and grapefruit. Mouthfeel was rich and creamy, sweet and almost cloying. Just the right amount of carbonation make this reasonably drinkable for the ABV. It definitely rears it strong head as it warms but the experience is so full and rich you could care less. The DB is an arrogant cocky brew that is not for the faint of heart. I however will continue to enjoy it for years to come!

session1979, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of bigdeuce
2.7/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nice red, frothy pour and tons of lacing on the glass. Not overly hoppy to me, maybe I got a bad bottle but extremely sweet and very boozy. Had some hop character and some cherries, plums and such, but dominated by alcohol. Had trouble finishing the bottle. I'd have to give arrogant bastard the nod against the double bastard.

bigdeuce, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of Padron4KM
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 bottle Pours a beautiful orangy red, with a small reddish tan head that disapates quickly.
spotty lace left behind
Aroma is sweet fruits and flowery hops.
flavor is sweet,creamy then grapefruity, then sweet candied fruit, then citrusy, ending with a ruby red grapefruit with a spoonfull of sugar finish.
The kind of taste that leaves your tongue tingling and your lips smacking for more.
alcohol is well hidden.
That is until you finish the bottle.

'05 version sampled in '07. Aroma is loaded with caramel and fruit. Hops are still evident in the flavor, balanced by sweet malt and subtle fruitiness. Long grapefruit finish still intact. This baby has really held up well. Wish I had more because I don’t think it is anywhere near it’s peak.

Padron4KM, Aug 17, 2007
Photo of jfrank85
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off WOW do not try drinking this on an empty stomach because u will be hammered! Anyways I found this little jem hiding behind a few Stone IPAs and i figured id give it a shot. Wow was i right for picking this one! Very hoppy brew with scents and tastes of citrus, very warming. My nostrils were on fire with scents and the alcohol smell was more than apparent. Poured with nice head only on a hard pour, but color was a deep amber almost blood red. Very complex mix of flavors that would have an unexperienced beer drinker running back to their watered down beer in no time.

jfrank85, Aug 13, 2007
Photo of giblet
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

excellent on all accounts. very full body and flava! wonderful head, carbonation and lace. full rich smell that is supported by the taste. this is very very rich. personally the AB rather than the Double AB is easier for me to drink. i can only have one of these instead of 2 or 3.

excellent choice.

suckem up and movem out!

read the label on all their brews.

giblet

giblet, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of errantnight
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2006 edition.

Let me note that I wasn't as wowed by the 2007 this year as I was when I had the 2006 fresh last year... the 2004 I had last year was a little strong in alcohol... and the 2005 I had last year reminded me of this... simply superb.

Pours rich, viscous and deep brass/copper with minimal but persistent head with some of the Best Lacing Ever. My glass was coated from the top down. Outstanding. Practically glowing in the glass, this is what strong ales of this type should look like. Or, y'know, not. But this one looks good looking like this, k?

The aroma is delicious, if slightly underwhelming... it's definitely more intense fresh, with notes of spicy hop... here? A rich broth of malty deliciousness with some floral, citric notes from the hops... like a Double IPA that's lost a bit of its touch and is heavier on the malt... it's inviting, but a bit incongruous with what's to come.

Full flavored assault of biscuity malt with a clean, molasses/honey sweetness with a sharp, bitter edge to cleanse the palate. A bit of grapefruit. Not incredibly complex, but the balance is perfect. But this isn't really a "where's the alcohol?" well balanced... more of a... the alcohol is there, but subdued, and adds to the experience. Points lost only as this approaches room temperature the alcohol starts to rear its head, and if you let this really warm up it will turn sharply, disappointingly, noxious. You don't want this too cold, but it does have a sweet spot somewhere in the 50s.

Body is rich and full with enough carbonation to keep things moving on the tongue. Not overly filling.. again, drinkability only knocked down because a little attention needs to be paid to the serving... and pouring from a 22oz bomber conceivably into lowball glasses or snifters... well, anyone have another bottle?

errantnight, Jul 20, 2007
Photo of kajerm
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber at Monk's. Pours reddish-amber with a thick white head and decent lacing. The aroma is much maltier than I expected-- lots of caramel and toffee here. Aroma-hopping is a little lighter than I thought it would be, but Amarillo is clearly a presence here, with clear notes of pineapple and mango.

The flavor profile is fairly similar to Nugget Nectar, or even a fresh 90-minute, with an excellent balance between malts and hops. If anything, the maltiness might be a little overdone. Opens up with caramel and toffee, finishes with neat, lip-smacking bitterness. Tropical and citric hop flavors show up mid-palate, but the strong malt backbone blunts them a little too strongly for my taste. Impressively, alcohol is totally imperceptible here.

Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, especially for a hoppy beer, but it seems to fit. As for drinkability, it's a little too thick and malty to be refreshing, but it's pretty damned good for the ABV.

I guess I can call this the second Stone beer I liked.

kajerm, Jul 15, 2007
Photo of montageman
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Rich, dark amber. Very cloudy and viscous - billowy tan head that stays around before leaving a whole lot of lacing.

S: Complex to say the least. Roastedness, citrus, tropical fruit. May even be too complex - really unique.

T: Awesome grapefruit punch up front followed by a floral/pine like middle and finishes toasty with a nice smooth malt backbone. Supremely balanced and a pleasure to taste.

M: Syrupy, chewy, very thick, almost oil like. Almost perfect given the taste - some nice carbonation as well.

D: Dangerous at over 10%. A very excellent beer. I have not been disappointed by a Stone brew yet. Highest recommendation.

montageman, Jul 08, 2007
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,647 ratings.