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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

5,380 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,380
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 316
Gots: 663 | FT: 24
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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Jarod

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Release date of 2003

Bottle size: 22 oz


This beer poured a crystal clear mahogany color that had burnt orange red edges with hints throughout. Carbonation was very good still for being 4 years old. The head produced was a tan cream color, thick and creamy that had a good last time and slowly diminished in a chunky fashion to a fine skim on the edges, and while being consumed it formed slowly on the sides a dingy delicate/intricate lace. The aromas that formed from the glass were of molasses, deep spices, burnt sugars, sweet malts, piney hops, and a slight warmth of alcohol. All fairly consistent throughout the entire bottle, becoming more prominent as beer warmed. The tastes that danced across my tongue were consistent with the aromas. Flavors of pine tree and floral hops, several dark fruits (apples, berries, etc) all soaked in alcohol, warming alcohol notes, sweet malts, burnt sugars and molasses, wood tones all throughout and as the sip ended a combination of sweetness and hops trailed off and an aftertaste of hops only remained. The body was thick and chewy. This beer for aging 4 years held up very well, mellowed and blended nicely over time. An incredible beer fresh and an incredible beer aged. I suggest you try both.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2007 21:25:58 | More by Jarod
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Texas

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep cherry wood / mahogany tone. Thin beige head leaves spotty lace. Aroma is quite malty. Sweet. And some NW hoppiness to it as well. More malt than hops on this nose though. The body of this beer is full and has a viscous feel to it. Mouthfeel is actually quite creamy. This, along with the nice taste, leads to a high drinkability even though it's 10%. The taste is quite exotic. A virtual cornucopia of fruit flavors. Passion fruits. Pineapple. Ripe melon. Grapefruit rind. All this is accompanied by a noticeable EtOH heat and a high alpha acid hop bitterness. The malt tones are what really make this beer great though. The toffee and caramel tones are quite delicious. What an accomplishment in brewing. This is a dandy.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 04:35:25 | More by Bighuge
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nasboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been waiting to have this Double Bastard all day. It's a little intimidating.
A - Cloudy amber/orange haze w/ a fluffy off-white head. I expected it to be darker, but this color is great. The head doesn't recede at all.
S - A little spice, dark sweet malts, dark fruits.
T - Holy shit. Powerful, but not what I thought it would be, which is good, because any more powerful and I might have fallen out of my chair. A spicy, sweet malt explosion with very little alcohol presence. A great balance of bitterness and alcohol bite to create a smooth, interesting finish. I'm drinking it sort of cold, but not too cold, so I'm sure the alcohol will show more as it warms. The tart fruits stay around the whole time to aid in the great finish.
M - Medium-bodied but strong. The fruits are awesome. They cling to the palate and make this a great brew. I'm not saying it's a fruity beer at all, but the dark fruits really smooth it out and add so much flavor along with the sweet malt.
D - What can I say? Stone does it again. For the strength of this beer, I would pop open another bomber without hesitation. Every flavor comes together to create such a balanced and deceivingly strong beer. I hope to have this on tap when I visit the Brewery in May. Stone, I love you.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 07:01:53 | More by Gatch
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Florida

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,380 ratings.