Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 650 ml bottle into a globe glass.
A-The pour is thick-looking. The brew is reddish with a deep amber, iron-wood color. The head is on the thin side and light tan in color. A few bubbles are visible. Some lacing on the glass.
S-This smells like a lumber mill...in a good way, with lots of fresh pine and herbal forest scents. I detect mint, and fruity booze, along with some burnt caramel, spice, and chocolate as it warms up. Nice and earthy.
T-The taste is also earthy, herbal, and heavy on the pine-forward hops, but there is less mint and more chocolate. The booze is very apparent, but not in a hot, stout like manner. Instead, you get an almost medicinal, brandy-like flavor of sweet, fruity booze.
M-Feel is medium to full body with a pine-heavy dankness to it. Carb is mild, alcohol is noticeable.
O-This is a unique and delicious beer. I have had regular Bastard on numerous occasions, but nothing prepared me for the pine-bomb that this beer let off. Sweet, fruity, and full of herbal, medicinal alcohol, this is definitely a big beer. I suggest pairing with spicy foods or drinking alone as a digestif-like after dinner drink.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2013 02:04:09 | More by spoony
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,385 ratings.