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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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6,171 Ratings

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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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4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours dark, clear copper with a thick, light tan colored head. There appear to be a moderate amount of tiny bubbles rising within the beer. The head retreats slowly. I pick up aromas of caramel malt and brown bread with citrus type hop aromas. It smells sweet and and a little piney. More of those resinous hop notes come through in the flavor than they did in the nose. The flavor is juicy and malty sweet up front. The piney hop flavors really hammer in the back end and linger in the mouth, giving some nice back end bitterness. I get those caramel notes with that brown bread. Stone tends to do these hoppy beers rather well and like the other Bastards, this beer does not disappoint. The beer is full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. The beer finishes somewhat dry. This is an excellent beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fresh 2010 release

Beautiful dark amber with orange highlights. Sticky and foamy ivory colored head, about 3 fingers thick to start and leaves behind a thick and beautiful lace.

Sweet and robust malty aroma, full of caramel and fruity scents. A slightly alcoholic kick before the hop aromas come in. Citrus seems to be the most notable hop aroma.

Sweet, a bit spicy, and full of bitterness. Malty upfront with a warming alcoholic kick. Hops make up the finish with lots of citrusy flavors and a nice bitterness to round it all out.

Mouthfeel is chewy and thick. Overall, Stone has another quality brew here. Lots of great things going on here but it will be interesting to see how this one ages.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Last sampled 16 November 2002.
2002 Vintage: beautiful red color, almost a fruity nose, malt up front, hoppy finish, beautifully balanced. A masterpiece. According to my friends at Stone, the recipe hasn't changed, just the bottling method. Whatever. 2002 is far superior.

2001 Vintage: If you like bitter, this is the beer. It's a bit too bitter for me. However, surprisingly, it finishes rather smoothly. Definitely worth trying.

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