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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

5,858 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,858
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 376
Gots: 851 | FT: 28
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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2/5  rDev -53.2%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a muddy brownish-copper with a thin layer of head. The nose is rich with malty goodness. The upfront taste is also malty and hearty. The sweet finish also carries with it a slight kiss of alcohol heat. There is also a trace of hoppiness that nicely co-mingles with the sweet malts.

This is a complex sipper that paired well with my black diamond steak.

57md, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

aresonantvoice, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TheDoak, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured deep amber red with a brownish head that produced 2 inches of lacing. The aroma is a boozy malt with caramel undertones. You can just sense that it going to be a boozy syrup. Taste is sweet, Carmel, brown sugar, syrup, charred grapefruit. Mouthfeel thick, creamy, syrupy, spicy aftertaste from the booze head.

Overall awesome complexity and balance. A bit hot on the booze and looking forward to more age on this one

alaimoa, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

LockeSD, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

BeerGreg, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mattsmith413, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Soneast, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

CowboyRob, Sep 07, 2013
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4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From my tasting notes on a 2012 bottle: The Double Bastard poured a deep amber ruby color with a tan head that produce significant lacing. The aroma is a boozy malt with citrus and floral hops coming from everywhere. The taste was incredible. Thick and syrupy malt at the front with plenty of bitter hops to balance it out in the end. It is a unique brew with a heaviness and maltiness to be a barley wine but loads of hops to keep it directly on the Stone Brewing map. The Double Bastard was bracingly bitter but boozy and smooth all in one bastardly package. What a great beer.

brurevu, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jimmmmeeerrsssss, Sep 04, 2013
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,858 ratings.