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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

5,380 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,380
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 316
Gots: 663 | FT: 24
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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SDerik

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-26-2013 03:20:26 | More by SDerik
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage

A- A murky amber/caramel colored body with a bubbly tan head that leaves a thin layer.

S- Tons of sweet caramel malt, slight burnt hop aroma, lots of booze.

T- Really similar to the aroma. Just a huge amount of sweet caramel malt. Lots of grainy, bready aromas with some boozy flavors in the back.

M- Moderately smooth, still a little bite, but not as harsh as when it is fresh. Full bodied, medium-low carbonation.

O- The nearly two years of aging changed this one. When fresh, this beer is incredibly hot and the hops, malt and booze all fight each other. The hops are not as prevalent, the malt is in the fore front and the booze has diminished slightly. This almost drinks like a barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 01:48:37 | More by stephenjmoore
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-25-2013 21:28:10 | More by kylehay2004
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Tim

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-25-2013 00:20:17 | More by Tim
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Rmullerkc

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-25-2013 00:02:31 | More by Rmullerkc
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LSx

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-24-2013 19:35:58 | More by LSx
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-24-2013 15:10:13 | More by dasmusik
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-24-2013 01:38:25 | More by s1ckboy
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2013 18:05:10 | More by thampel09
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incubuscience

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-23-2013 15:54:01 | More by incubuscience
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2013 01:07:02 | More by mixed_master7
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J_Dub

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-22-2013 22:07:25 | More by J_Dub
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-22-2013 14:44:16 | More by YaKnowBrady
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bmurray10

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2013 01:25:33 | More by bmurray10
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Bluecane

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2013 06:05:49 | More by Bluecane
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2013 00:53:17 | More by mikeradebaugh
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klythjohan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-20-2013 22:06:33 | More by klythjohan
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-20-2013 05:02:59 | More by SMITHAND
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spoony

Colorado

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
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Megan1937

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-20-2013 01:49:59 | More by Megan1937
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-19-2013 23:06:04 | More by dailyminefield
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GBallHead

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2013 22:40:32 | More by GBallHead
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2013 22:30:25 | More by Cyclone8
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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2013 05:29:25 | More by 2beerdogs
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CrazyEasyBartender

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-18-2013 21:04:31 | More by CrazyEasyBartender
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,380 ratings.