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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

6,171 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,171
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 423
Gots: 1,056 | 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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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: sweet raisins, candied caramel, burnt sugar and assertive hops. Appearance: deep ruby/amber with little foam. Taste: very noticeable bitter hop overtones, juicy plum, pineapple, caramelized sugar, mango, prunes and tart grapes. Overall: very complex, alcohol is very well masked but well felt. Very interesting hoppy yet malty overtones. Balanced and impressive.

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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.

Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 6,171 ratings.