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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

5,385 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,385
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 316
Gots: 664 | 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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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-17-2013 00:29:49 | More by bigclydeoliver
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-18-2012 17:59:42 | More by mfigueroa713
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-24-2014 04:13:43 | More by Matthew1788
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StPaulShredder


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-16-2012 05:31:30 | More by StPaulShredder
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chromeratt

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-01-2013 12:15:25 | More by chromeratt
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-16-2014 14:35:55 | More by Fettpopps
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-30-2014 13:03:59 | More by hozersr
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JoshuaWagy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-11-2012 15:34:48 | More by JoshuaWagy
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Dan3279

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-29-2013 19:48:59 | More by Dan3279
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excruciating_pastry


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-18-2012 06:25:49 | More by excruciating_pastry
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maltlikker

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-07-2013 22:39:48 | More by maltlikker
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-23-2013 14:14:24 | More by JakeDebus
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JayAre46

Texas

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

from notes, bottle at flying saucer, loving life
A - 22 oz bomber with reflecting beasts daring you to eat some shrooms and have a drink! pours a deep mahogany that you wish your deck looked like with amber edges, amazing retention and lacing all the way down.

A - roasted caramel malt, elegantly daring invitation. massive hell burnt sweetness clash with aggressive hops and flashes of alcohol to keep you in line.

T - woody oak flavors, smashing sweetly cooked caramel, hops that stand to fight for a balance teamed with a clean alcohol. the taste is divine, strong, boss. the beer is never cloying which others attempting this feat would certainly achieve.

M - Medium to full body, flows and sloshes uniformly to warm the throat and coat everything in its path.

O - a dark haired hellbound spanish devil moving provocotively yet classisly around its victim while swiftly unsheathing the sword of a thousand throats, beautifully slicing through the air without breaking speed as it collides with the flesh, sprouting a gorgeous ruby red trophy for all to be sprinkled with, only then to stand and applaud this masterful performance. crazy? no.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 23:31:21 | More by JayAre46
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2011 05:07:32 | More by duff247
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dyingwrist

New York

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

From a bottle into pint glass. Dark red/brown color. A good 1.5 inch of creamy off white head. Plenty of lacing down the glass. On the nose plenty of hops. They just fill the nose and it is awesome. Nice thick malt taste initially but disappears completely from the bombardment of hops that have a piney floral taste. Great viscous mouthfeel. Carbonation is suspended in the drink. You can't feel it on your palate unless you move it around. Simply a more robust version of arrogant bastard.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 04:25:35 | More by dyingwrist
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Beersnake1

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-28-2013 23:23:07 | More by Beersnake1
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Silverpath6

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-21-2013 17:37:23 | More by Silverpath6
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milesfan76

Ohio

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

For my first ever beer review I thought I'd do one I'd been waiting some time to try. Having been a fan of Arrogant Bastard for a little over a year, I've been really anxious to try this one.

A: Pours a dark, dark, dark amber. About a two finger light tan head that retains beautifully.

S: Yeah! I can smell the hops a mile away (I am kind of a hophead so this is a good thing).

T: Tastes alot like it's name would suggest- like original arrogant bastard with double the arrogance. Powerful.

M: Heavy. About all I can say.

D: I split a 22 oz. with a friend of mine. I probably could have had the whole bottle, but at 10% I wouldn't have wanted much more than that (the salesclerk told me it seemed stonger than last year). However, if I could have drank it all night, I would have been more than happy to do so.

The jury is still out on whether or not I'd rank this above original Arrogant Bastard, but it was definitely worth the wait.

Side note: even if this beer had sucked, the writing on the bottle alone would have been worth the six bucks.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2006 22:29:10 | More by milesfan76
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BigD44

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-19-2011 05:21:00 | More by BigD44
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jonbeer89

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-30-2012 04:30:27 | More by jonbeer89
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Catlin

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-04-2013 01:04:37 | More by Catlin
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-23-2012 04:02:45 | More by mnphish
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baybassboy

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-01-2011 04:50:39 | More by baybassboy
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walleye

Michigan

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

this is a double rating sort of a blind test I poured the beer into 2 duvel glasses not knowing which year was which. 1st is for the 2006 and the 2nd is for 2004. what a difference between these 2 bottles. the 06 was just loaded with hops and the o4 was more malty. 06 poured a clear garnet, with a tan head. aroma, citrus, orange, grapefruit, grassy with a touch of lemon than a bit of alcohol, sugar. flavor, dry hop semisweet grapefruit with a squirt of orange on it, with nice alcohol bite at the finish. now the 04 pored a cloudy garnet with a big tan head. aroma honey, malt, brown sugar,dark fruits, with a hint of yeast, and alcohol molasses . flavor, wow the alcohol jumps right out there in the for front followed by some roasted malts, dark honey with raisins. this is so much smoother and easy to drink than the 06. my ratings for these 2 different but the same beers would be the same even though I like the 04 better.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2006 01:01:34 | More by walleye
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towlea25

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-07-2012 18:09:52 | More by towlea25
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,385 ratings.