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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

No notes at this time.
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2013 edition about 2 months old. I dont know what to say about this beer other than its a big one. Overloads your mouth with flavor. Alcohol is noticeable but would probably fade away with some age. Arrogant bastard is a favorite of mine but this is a must have every year.

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Thin white head, dark ruby color. Aroma is faint pine with lots of fruits, along with an unfortunate(to me) cherry cough syrup smell. Very thick in the mouth, syrupy. Taste is cherries, caramel, wood, grapefruit. Extremely bitter of course, starts within a second of sipping and stays around, coating your mouth with bitterness for an extended time. Some nice flavors before the bitterness takes over but I can't say I care for the bitterness or the syrupy feel in the mouth. Others may be more worthy than me.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 09/26/13

Appearance - Pours a dark orange copper with a sandstone finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin layer of bubbles with a thick cluster in the middle. Lacing is small and spotty with good stick.

Smell - Fresh orange hits the nose first, then a healthy amount of caramel and toffee. Light toast and chocolate notes, along with traces of alcohol. Dark fruit emerges as a more predominant presence the brew warms.

Taste - Complex. Orange and grapefruit pith sits atop the flavor profile, but plenty of other notes can be found throughout the experience. Raisin, caramel and light toffee. Ester fruitiness. Traces of chocolate. Finishes with fair balance, though the pith character tends to linger. A bit of heat comes through in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied and thick, with moderate carbonation. Near syrupy.

Overall - One could a make a strong case that this should be classified as a barleywine, and a damn good one at that. Certainly isn't far off from their Old Guardian. The only issue in againg a brew like this is the temptation to drink it!

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