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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,118 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,118
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 411
Gots: 1,005 | FT: 32
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

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2.55/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Honestly, I had to double check this beer was fresh I found it so unenjoyable. But being bottled on 9/06/13 an 11% ABV beer should be fresher than fresh. Just a gross alcohol malt bomb with hardly any hop bitterness that isn't just completely burned to shit by all the alcohol taste. Sort of syrupy, and I have no idea how this is classified as ASA rather than a Barleywine. This almost makes me not want to try to the Southern Charred that should be hitting shelves soon.

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - nice nutty brown

Smell - probably fine. I have no nose.

Taste - excellent - a rather bold, hoppy strong ale. Punches you in the face.

Mouthfeel - very nice, slightly oily. Kind of like a barleywine.

Overall - I think I like the attitude more than the beer, but I do like the beer quite a bit. I just don't think it lives up to its own presentation. I feel the same way about Arrogant Bastard. It's a beer I really enjoy but I think that the bottles lead me to expect more.

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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper color with a decent sized off white head that shows moderate retention and lace. Aromas of pine resin and grapefruit pith atop brown sugary caramel and hints of cheery and toffee. The flavor is heavy on the pine, resin and brown sugar. Slight warming alcohol warns of the abv. Caramel, toffee, light plum and prune round out the flavor. Assertive hop bitterness but never harsh. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick almost syrupy mouthfeel. Very nice strong ale, I enjoyed sipping on this for most of the night.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,118 ratings.