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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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5,896 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,896
Reviews: 2,003
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 379
Gots: 872 | FT: 30
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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

First time drinking this beer. Strong hops, strong malt presence. Interesting aroma, similar to what RR sours smell like... some sort of fermented apple scent. Very complex taste, bitter fades but the malt lingers for quite awhile. Alcohol presence is there, but actually not too strong for something around 11%. Definitely a sipper.

amsguitarist, Yesterday at 03:29 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Bought the Bastard box on a whim, haven't had many of these for awhile except for a couple enjoy boy's.
Too bad that a lot of these don't get the love that the rare beers get. Inexpensive, and quite delicious.$5 a bomber in this pack.

stouts4me, Wednesday at 11:51 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -12.9%

NJB145, Wednesday at 11:37 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

samdanand, Wednesday at 03:37 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

RobTheKnob, Wednesday at 01:43 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

Krice99, Wednesday at 01:09 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ajcantu, Wednesday at 01:09 AM
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

kbrown, Wednesday at 12:59 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jmryan8, Wednesday at 12:10 AM
Photo of LouZ
5/5  rDev +17.1%

So good. Poured a nice, caramel-like brown color. Nice, sweet aromas from the glass. This was a nice surprise of hop aggressiveness, which I love, with a sweet barleywine finish! A new favorite from Stone, and worth the wait to try.

LouZ, Tuesday at 05:13 PM
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

dgaffney88, Tuesday at 03:01 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

tmbgnicu, Tuesday at 01:27 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

mcloud2, Tuesday at 03:15 AM
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3.99/5  rDev -6.6%

Dirtyhands, Tuesday at 02:28 AM
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4.95/5  rDev +15.9%

Eheander, Monday at 10:43 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Acubflem, Monday at 08:14 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -11%

RedTarmac, Monday at 07:04 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

AWB3, Monday at 05:22 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from 22oz on 11/24/14 into tulip glass; bottled 10/24/14

A: murky, brown-amber with a 1/4", light tan head that lasts only for a few minutes except for the edges of the glass. A far amount of lacing throughout consumption.

S: An initial, punchy blend of of maltiness and hops, pseudo-sweet (raisin) and a hint of fresh-from-the-oven bread, and grapefruity-citrus. A slight wiff of alcohol lures you in just as much as it may scare you away.

T: Living up to the 'liquid arrogance' moniker posted all over the fun label, this one isn't for the faint of heart. The amount of maltiness here is generally a bit higher than I like, but is cut and balanced well with the same aggressiveness from the hopiness. A bit of carmel upfront with citrus on the finish leading to a fairly complex taste that enjoyably lingers for a few seconds. The maltiness calms a bit as this one warms.

M: Deliciously smooth carbonation with a medium to full body

O: A lot of beer within a beer as you might expect from the name and description. Surprisingly balanced, as the 1-2 punch I hoped for. Not for the faint of heart and worth trying if you enjoy other Stone offerings. Aging may mellow out the aggressive profiles, but I'd hesitate to make it maltier than it already is.

FaradayUncaged, Monday at 04:28 PM
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3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

vidisad, Monday at 05:20 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%

theschmooz, Monday at 02:55 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

sdm, Monday at 02:17 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Cook82, Monday at 12:42 AM
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,896 ratings.