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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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5,886 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,886
Reviews: 2,001
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 378
Gots: 866 | FT: 29
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 DenverHopHead
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz 2014 release bottle into a snifter.
Appearance - a cloudy, mahogany with noticeable sediment; a thin, beige head that leaves fairly weak lacing.
Smell - booze, caramel, oak, brown sugar, maple syrup.
Taste - unique, complex and flavorful! Characteristics of both an Imperial IPA and a Quad!
Feel - demands another sip due to it's complexity! Bold, bulky, and undeniably brash! Boozy, but hidden well; aggressively bitter!
Overall - a brilliantly crafted ale, worthy of it's very high praise.

DenverHopHead, Nov 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

spacebear09, Nov 17, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%

LukeK, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Vlaminck
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

I just drank a high ABV maple syrup minus the pancake. Might be a good breakfast beer. Hmmm..

Vlaminck, Nov 16, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +10.5%

Beerbeard, Nov 16, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

JasonL02, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

stwok21, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of silverblaze540
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

A - A dark amber with a redish tint. Almost no head and minimal bubbles. Barely any light passes through.

S - Malts, citrus fruit, sweet and fruity.

T - A malty and sweet front that transforms into a mild bitter aftertaste. Alcohol taste is strong.

M - Smooth, heavy body. Not a lot of carbonation, some alcohol burn.

O - The smooth heavy body combined with the malty sweet taste makes for a pleasant drink. The bitterness is fairly mild, which I like.

silverblaze540, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

lochef81, Nov 15, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -14.5%

MonkeyBread, Nov 15, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

jwalters1293, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

BubalooBrewMaster, Nov 15, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

helios7, Nov 15, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

hypno, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 Realease

A - Pours a hazy brown with a one-finger off-white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, toffee, and dark fruits.

T - Taste starts off sweet with brown sugar, toffee, and caramel malts. The is a good deal of piney hops mid palate. The finish is bitter hops and an alcohol burn.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish.

O - This is a big beer with big flavors. This is a slow sipper that really opens up as it gets warmer.

TreyIsWilson, Nov 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

As a former resident of Southern California, now living in New York City I can't believe I waited so long to try this phenomenal ale. These World-Class ratings are spot on by both the Bros and the BA score. So smooth, yet it tastes fresh with hoppy flavor. This beer leaves my mouth watering for more and more with ever sip I take.

Decrypticshadow, Nov 15, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Hetlegioen512, Nov 15, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4%

BPMeyer27, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of rjs246
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Delicious. I'm arbitrarily docking points for being less drinkable than the original, but it isn't designed to be consumed in quantity anyway. Tons of flavor, tons of ABV, outstanding beer.

rjs246, Nov 14, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +15.9%

ItsPhipps, Nov 14, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +15.2%

jimbob25, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ROGUE16, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

myuncle, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Nose smells of rich caramel and some pine hoppiness. Reminds me of an American barleywine.

Taste is very similar but a little more bitter than expecting, but I like how it balances out the rich sweet candied dark fruit and caramel malt. It definitely comes as an American barleywine; in mouthfeel, too. Very viscous and bit syrupy. It's something you have to get into. I happen to enjoy that style of mouthfeel. The alcohol is well masked by the malt and hop presence. An awesome beer.

samtrillo, Nov 13, 2014
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,886 ratings.