Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,018 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,018
Reviews: 2,016
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 392
Gots: 932 | FT: 33
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drink this beer like a whiskey:)

This is one of the slowest drinking beers I have ever tasted.

Poured in a Stone Double Bastard Glass. Perfect glass. Light tea brown, with a 1/2F head.

Aroma: toffee, candy, caramel. Surprising for a stone beer- similar to Scotch ale.

Mouth feel: to the max- carbonated, pungent- over the top.

Taste: unlike any beer I have tasted. Initially- toffee, candy, followed by a Tsunami of hops and bitterness, slight alcohol.

There is no brewery like Stone. Like their beers or not- they are a singular sensation in the beer world.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. Served in a snifter.

The formidable Double Bastard Ale is a dark, maple brown with crimson highlights, ecru colored and bubbly foam sits at about a finger's width.

There are some strong fragrances rolling from this glass: a very noticeable booze characteristic like port, raisin, and even a little resin.

The palate keeps rolling with the same in your face essence that dominated the nose. That huge and boozy port characteristic rides into the finish with a growing bitterness. Underneath the intensity, I can detect some raisin and date flavors, really adds to the complexity of the beer. Double Bastard is definitely sweet, but you have to get past the booze and bitterness first.

The feel is very hefty and creamy, a little dry as well.

Overall, this beer is intense. I can see why so many people recommend putting some age on this one. It is a great beer fresh, just really intense!

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From notes.

A: Pours an almost tawny orange. Finger of head with aggressive pour. Moderate lacing, fairly minimal retention. Carbonation appears moderate. Beer is just shy of being clear. Some haziness.

S: Big, bruising toffee malts. Lot of spice from the hops. Citrus, floral in combination with the large malt presence.

T: Again with the malts. Big toffee, rustic spiciness, citrus drops in mid palate and the hops take over momentarily. Floral notes ride the malt through the finish, but the malt ultimately wins out. Finishes borderline hot from the alcohol. Aftertaste is mildly spicy, with some soapiness.

M: Huge beer. However, it maintains the balance. Hops would be overwhelming in almost any other brew, but the large and well structured malts keep everything lock stepped here.

O: Delicious. They really nailed this one. It's twice the beer of Arrogant Bastard. Twice as malty, twice as hoppy, but still so devilishly balanced. Killer offering.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,018 ratings.