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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,889 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,889
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 378
Gots: 866 | FT: 29
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: 4.5 | 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.

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A- Opaque light brown. Cloudy as can be. Thick light tan head of 1-2 fingers. Fine retention and perfect lacing

S- Powerful maltiness as we've come to love from Stone's Bastards. Caramel, confection candy, and a touch of damp wood. Earthy, piney hops come through. Booze is not scared to show up as well. Hint of chocolate.

T- Character of big beer with big flavor that punches you in the face. Malt forward with a healthy dose of better hops bring up the rear. Some spice and cherries gives complexity and depth. Layers of flavor that starts off with an intense caramel malts. Quite sweet, yet very smooth.

M- Big body, thick, rich, and dry in the finish. Alcohol is certainly not hidden and doesn't seem as though it is trying to be.

O- Robust beer and one that conveys arrogance. I recommend to let this one warm up just a bit. Has some qualities of a barley wine in my opinion. Yet another winner from Stone.

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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,889 ratings.