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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

6,167 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,167
Reviews: 2,043
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 422
Gots: 1,046 | FT: 34
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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3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Dark orange, almost red body. Poured a nice creany 2 finger head that dissipated pretty quickly.
S- Tropical fruits, chocolate, caramel, pine, big Bourbon.
T - Follows the nose, but the booze is HUGE. Too much so.
M- Thick, almost syrupy. Crisp carbonation.
O- I am not worthy. The bottle told me so, but I didn't believe it. Way too much booze for my tastes.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of csurowiec
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of zookerman182
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a clear red brown color with a two finger head.
Aroma is fruit, toffee, bread, malt, some metallic smell even.
Taste is dark fruit, bready malt, toffee, deliciousness.
Mouthfeel is fantastic, coats your mouth with bitterness.
You don't really pick up the 11% abv which is nice.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of santomark
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours this wonderful deep caramel color, very little head in this one I received, poured nicely. Looks very shallow.

Smell - this is different than your standard arrogant bastard, this has the pine, hops, fruits, malty, breadiness. Very warming in the smell, just the perfect thing in winter.

Taste - Definately notice first is this rich toffee, raisin, and hops. As you sip in deeper it is this wonderful balance of oranges, mild chocolate, complexity from the hops, sticky, piney, just everything you love about a beer this has it all!

Mouthfeel - Definately on the Medium-high to to high side with the body. smooth, refreshing, light carbonation.

Overall - I am in love with Stone and this brew. I loved the arrogant bastard, but this is entirely a different experience. This has everything you love about various beers that are pulled into one masterful brew. You get this full body which is great for this time of year, toffee/coffee/dark which reminds me of a brown ale, then you dip deeper and get this splash of hops that are very complex both in their bitterness and sweetness. This is just a damn perfect beer. I'm amazed, I can't say enough good things. Something in this beer for everyone. IMO, I will be sipping this, this is highly drinkable, but also high in ABV so pace yourself.

Re-edit

I've had this beer from a growler and on tap. TBH, it's not as magnificent compared to a bomber of it. On tap, you'll get more of the bitter, with the growler, you'll get an arrogant bastard on bitter steroids. The way to drink this is from a bomber bottle. Idk why, but drinking it from the pint bottle is magnificent; it's loaded with every characteristic enjoyable to a beer drinker.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 edition about 2 months old. I dont know what to say about this beer other than its a big one. Overloads your mouth with flavor. Alcohol is noticeable but would probably fade away with some age. Arrogant bastard is a favorite of mine but this is a must have every year.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,167 ratings.