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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,063 Ratings
THE BROS
100
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Ratings: 5063
Reviews: 1959
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%


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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boxofepilepsy

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

cool bomber poured into pint glass. appearance is a reddish amber, which completely threw off my expectations of the beer as a double IPA. smell is extremely floral. liquid hops. taste is impressively smooth despite the immense complexity of the hops, which pair nicely with the sweet malty base. it's certainly a big beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 04:12:01 | More by boxofepilepsy
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gearbike

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Way over the top. But all good. Deep almost maroon color from tap. First impression is this is a winter warmer. But after a few more sips it starts to reveal so much more. The alcohol is always present but a cornucopia of flavors is contained in this full body beer. Dark fruits give it some sweetness. Some malt gives it a wet stickiness. I even detected some spicy hops.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2008 21:19:30 | More by gearbike
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Tom8Analise

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- When poured into a tall glass this beer has a nice golden coloring. Didn't really have any foam but it did leave some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Had a nice honey smell, but had an even stronger alcohol smell that overpowerd the honey sweetness.

T- The taste of this beer was the highest rating. There were very nice sweet honey and vanillan notes! The only down side was the after tase, which left a strong alcohol taste in your mouth.

M- very light and smoth but yet had a lot of carbonation.

D- I would love to be able to drink a few of these, but the carbonation was a little to heavy to enjoy more than one.

Cheers
Tom and Analise

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 02:21:48 | More by Tom8Analise
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diesel59

New York

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

no fancy rating for me... but a fine ale that will get you there quickly when time is of the essence... i am a big fan of high octane... and it is very hard to maintain and embrace such intense flavors while creating a monster... bravo on this one stone... bravo...

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 03:12:08 | More by diesel59
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ac22rush

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice medium ruby with 1 finger of kinky head and some light lacing.

The aroma consists of dates, figs, carmel, toffee, grapefruit, light citrus.

Huge carmel malt straight booze and some light hop bitterness towards the end. At 11% most of what you taste is just malt and alcohol but its so well balanced with some real nice hop bitterness just sticking its head out so they don't feel left out.

Overall: Hell yeah buy like 5 of these and hold on. Sessionable? only if you want to have a hell of a blackout. Makes Christmas parties tolerable. Enjoy in a snifter or in shot glasses either way you'll have a great time. Love this beer easily one of Stones best offerings Also if you enjoy bashing macro brews read the back label.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 06:14:40 | More by ac22rush
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IrishMike

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So what i have sitting in front of me tonight is the supposed greatest beer of my favorite style. Been waiting awhile to find out where i can get one of these bombers, and i have mntlover to thank for the opprotunity to try it out. An American-Barley wine freak like myself couldn't be more pleased with a chance at this infamous brew; so much so that the entire two days that i was sitting in my room i could hear it calling out my name....

Appearance- Did somebody switch my bottle with Old Horizontal? Pour them right next to each other and i wouldn't be able to tell one apart from another. Dark copper, nice head off white 1" head and a wild lacing that carries huge strings from one side of the glass to the other. Average head retention. Very mild carbonation.

Smell- Yikes, this one SMELLS intimidating! Floral hops and fusel alcohol strike first, completely dissallowing anything else to enter their territory. I spent a good minute taking sniffs and trying to figure out what was hiding underneath them. Rum, grapefruit, and a prickily spiciness to it. Nostrils completely cleared up after spending time smelling this one. Ah, my feel sinuses are nice and clean.

Taste- Thankfully, the taste doesn't make quite as bold a statement as the nose of this bombshell. Hops mix with sweet malts first, both backing away at essentially the same time for pleasent after taste that is smooth and spicy. Caramel soaked grapefruit, or is that grapefruit infused rum?, english cheddar, and a lemon/citric bitterness (possibly somehow related to Lemon Warheads candy) take you through and interesting journey of flavors. Oddly enough, none of these seem to be too strong nor too bitter to take away from it at all. Some raisins and figs perhaps? Caramel? Some alcohol to boot? Sure, why not. There's always more than enough going on here.

Mouthfeel- Just about where i want it to be; full bodied, rich and strong with a pleasant after-taste. Low amount of carbonation, but that seems to be the norm for the style at hand here.

Drinkability- I have basically destroyed this bomber in little over an hour, and despite feeling the alcohol-related effects of it, i can't see myself stopping before the show is completed. Alcohol is always present, but in a weird twist, only seems to add to the complexity to the brew. It's bizzarre balance is what ultimately leads to it's drinkability.

After what was set out as a goal to find which was my favorite A.B.W. (this versus the Bigfoot and the Old Ho) i came to a slightly depressing conclusion that it's a three-way draw. Each offers their own particular take on the style, and all three succeed at the same level. But considering i loved the other two brews, i can't at all be dissapointed that i find this one to be at equal level. Maybe not the most hoppy (Bigfoot), or the most malty (Old Horizontal), but possibly the most complex and balanced. I can see why this one rates as highly as it does. One of those fine brews that lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2005 05:10:14 | More by IrishMike
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unskinnyhop09

South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is really one of the only A+ beers a man can drink. 22oz. bomber.

It is a cloudy beer.

It smells like heaven. You can smell everything there == malt, hops, and alcohol. Perfect balance.

The taste is something for which one could die. I thought Ruination was amazing---this is the end-all if I have ever had an end-all. BUY IT, DRINK IT.

Mouthfeel is thick. The 4.5 is there just to keep it real.

Drinkability==drink two or more and you will be as $h!+f@ced as anyone...but is it not the best feeling EVER? 4.5 is so you know that you may not know exactly what you are doing after two bombers. You may not taste the 10.5 right away, but it will show up in your decisions after the fact.

Do yourself a favor---buy and drink two. You will smile for a while.

Double Bastard is it. Really---the only thing close is Pisgah's Hellbender (and I bet you will have a difficult time finding that).

Thank god for DBA. Stone is king.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 03:57:59 | More by unskinnyhop09
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scottchesterhall

California

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(2010 Release...drunk in March, 2011)

Appearance: Pours an opaque copper...lots going on here, it's apparent (not CLEAR...it's very cloudy). Is this a bottle-conditioned ale? Looks like it.

Smell: for a Stone beer, it's a malt knockout! Crazy biscuit sugary malt with just enough hops to not make is a sugar-bomb.

Taste: Wow...the layers of malt-->caramel, honey, burnt sugar (in a good way). Not boozy, but the sweetness gives the 11% away. My only note that could be heard as a critique--not necessarily if you're an old ale fan--but this is a 2010, and on the very end I'm picking up a little oxidation.

Mouthfeel: full, round, almost syrupy, understated carbonation.

Overall: it's like Fat Tire meets Arrogant Bastard on steroids. This thing is special.

It's amazing how what's considered a category-breaker (in the original "human strength" Arrogant Bastard) due to it's explosion of malt and hops together, becomes surprisingly barleywine-belgian-esque when it gets "doubled" in it's "immortal" version. I'm a hop-lover, and this is nothing of the sort of beer I drift toward...yet I'll take one of these every time it's offered to my grave.

If you were looking for a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and missed it, this can serve as a nice backup. More biscuity, but otherwise a cousin.

If you take one thing away from this review: take a hearty sip of one of these...and then just pay attention...for like 5 MINUTES...things just keep happening. I guess there IS something to be said for the merits of complex malt!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 04:06:21 | More by scottchesterhall
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ineva

California

4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2009 DB. poured into a DB glass from the Brewery, till the last drop.

A:Pours a Dense Rusty Auburn colored perfection with a little over 1 finger head. It sits in a shadow.... leaving a every sip lacing.

S:Sun dried plumbs, raisin, brown sugar gladiator hops....

T:Mellow notes of drenched spirited hops and sweet plum chillin in a dedicated jazz like soothingness of peerless malts.

M:Smooth... did i mention the 20 min. John Bonham solo....

O:(Ren & Stimpy like)Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!/ Has me feeling like its 10:15 on a Saturday Night. Drip...Drip... Drip... Drip...Drip...

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 08:18:58 | More by ineva
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Doughbodyboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured the 22oz in a large glass. really deep amber color. the head builds up quickly and lingers thin on the top. it smells hoppy, nice. there is also some caramel that is hangin around. the malt in the taste is roasty and caramel. the hop note is real nice and bitter. just enough to be slightly more pronounced than the malt. the roasty flavors really linger around. it feels thick and prickly in the mouth. I'm about half way through it at this point and its kickin in, startin to get a smile...finished now. the name says it all. double arrogant for sure. the higher alcohol is really all i wanted from the original but im glad thats not the only difference. cheers

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 03:32:26 | More by Doughbodyboy
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laglocal

California

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Honestly, I had to double check this beer was fresh I found it so unenjoyable. But being bottled on 9/06/13 an 11% ABV beer should be fresher than fresh. Just a gross alcohol malt bomb with hardly any hop bitterness that isn't just completely burned to shit by all the alcohol taste. Sort of syrupy, and I have no idea how this is classified as ASA rather than a Barleywine. This almost makes me not want to try to the Southern Charred that should be hitting shelves soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 03:42:23 | More by laglocal
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rev3rb

Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottom Line Up Front: This ale is one to take in slowly. At 11%abv it'll knock you on your ass if you end up having the whole bomber to yourself. I fully enjoy the full bodied taste and balance in hoppiness and maltiness. This is one I'll buy and enjoy when there is something to celebrate.

Decanted a 22oz bomber into a DFH goblet.

Appearance: Creates a nice off white head when poured vigorously. Head retention is moderate. Beautiful dark amber cloudy color.

Smell: Hop resins, bread, dark fruits

Taste: It is an amazing full bodied ale that balances out the hops and malts quite well. Plenty of hops and dark fruits. Doesn't leave a syrupy aftertaste as some of those winter warmers might.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and on the palate as well. Just a great ale.

Overall: Seriously this is an amazing ale. Don't give this to the "lite beer crowd" as it'll offend them and rightfully so. If you enjoy craft beer and want one that isn't a 3xIPA go for this one. You won't regret it.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 21:39:45 | More by rev3rb
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deathonthemounta

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bombdoggy into 22oz weizen glass

I let the bottle sit outside the fridge for about 15 minutes until a nice budweiser commercial bottle condensation formed. As a pre-emptory comment I'd like to point out that this brew embraces a "larger" view of the force.

A -- nice amber red color. Very nice. A red amber, no orange tone is present. Must be filtered. None of that yummy yeast slurry lurking at the bottom.

S -- Hoppy, hoo-ray! A little floral, but expressed with a melon ester character? Who's brew is this?!? Is that melon hop nose legal? I LIKE it.

T -- Really can't nail down the layers and complexity here. A shotgun blast of flavor buzzwords woulnd't do it justice. It's too well balanced. Here's what I came up with during my 22oz journey.

Easy-does-it boozy balance trundles all the way through keeping its end of the bargain until the long reaching end. Deep. Rich. Balanced. Sweet malt, vanilla, spice & i'll just stop right there before I start blathering. ...as it warms and I sip further...is that banana licorice back there about mid way through the quaff? This beer is STELLAR my friend. Way at the end of the flavor march it is almost reminiscent of the Snowcap this year w/a green apple/sour like twinge. It's hard to detect w/ the perfect sweet malty balance. Another 5 degrees F closer to room temp and the sweetness proclaims itself as caramel.

M -- Nice mouthfeel, I would prefer a little more but that would give it less drinkability...

D -- Extraordinary drinkability, especially for the style! I'm half blind and I'm only halfway through.

Stop what you are doing. Go buy the remaining reserves at your local bottle shoppe. Grab and dash if you have to. They'll never catch you.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 04:15:29 | More by deathonthemounta
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jfrank85

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off WOW do not try drinking this on an empty stomach because u will be hammered! Anyways I found this little jem hiding behind a few Stone IPAs and i figured id give it a shot. Wow was i right for picking this one! Very hoppy brew with scents and tastes of citrus, very warming. My nostrils were on fire with scents and the alcohol smell was more than apparent. Poured with nice head only on a hard pour, but color was a deep amber almost blood red. Very complex mix of flavors that would have an unexperienced beer drinker running back to their watered down beer in no time.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 19:53:46 | More by jfrank85
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eatdrinknbmerry

California

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first thing I thought about while sipping/smelling this...

I'm on an island in Hawaii in a Pineapple Paradise. Why?

There is a strong presence of pine, and maybe pineapple to it. Upon first touch, slight taste of raisins.

A: Handsome, mahogany color

S: Like Hawaii (not waikiki beach)

T: delicious. smooth, with a slight kick of bitterness which dissipates almost immediately.

M: smooth, not too rich or full as you would think a double would promise.

D: i'm not a sweet beer person, but the pineapples would eventually knock me out after 3 beers.

Highly recommended. Get your hawaiian shirt on.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 04:16:15 | More by eatdrinknbmerry
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calebmills

West Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

to start this off well its the best beer ive ever had!!!! when you pour it into a glass its a dark and deep shade of red and has a thick tan head almost like a stout. the smell isnt very overwhelming more misleading than anything because its not near as strong as the taste. the taste is very sweet and hoppy you have some fruit mixed in there and again pretty damn hoppy. the alcohol is mixed very well with the taste it doesnt overwhelm but warms when you take a drink. its a very complex and full but its very drinkable i was actually suprised when i finished it because i was ready for another. shame it costs like 80 dollars a case... i recomend the hell out of this beer but like the bottle warns you must be worthy of it or it will kick your ass haha!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2007 04:40:57 | More by calebmills
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dyingwrist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into pint glass. Dark red/brown color. A good 1.5 inch of creamy off white head. Plenty of lacing down the glass. On the nose plenty of hops. They just fill the nose and it is awesome. Nice thick malt taste initially but disappears completely from the bombardment of hops that have a piney floral taste. Great viscous mouthfeel. Carbonation is suspended in the drink. You can't feel it on your palate unless you move it around. Simply a more robust version of arrogant bastard.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 04:25:35 | More by dyingwrist
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Lynux

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Whoa! This one's a monster! Nice dark red/copper color with a beige head that leaves some sticky lacing in the glass.

Smell is incredibly complex, sweet caramel, toffee, american hops, and some fruity esters from the yeast (strawberry?)

Taste is very big and sweet followed by a bitter sting from the hops. I'm thinking chinook for the bittering for sure. The malts are HUGE in this beer with a very caramel/toffee like flavor. Heavy mouthfeel due to all the residual sugars leaving a candy like flavor in the mouth.

I had a nice buzz going after one bomber and that'll be it for the night!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 22:07:47 | More by Lynux
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swanmann

Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured deep dark amber with ruby tones, an inch and a half of orange hued, tan head, settling into definite lacing. The aromas are earthy with alcoholic notes; definitely malty chocolate roasts, with florals buried in the alcohol. Yum. The flavor is well balanced. Chocolate plus hoppy bitterness. The body is fairly chewy and holds up to carbonation well. If only I'd know what I had been missing...

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 00:49:48 | More by swanmann
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MagyarPuska

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2008 Release Bomber. Neat bottle art printed straight onto the bottle, which seems to be typical from Stone.

A: Poured into an oversized pint glass with a decent head forming with giant bubbles. Great lacing on the glass with average head retention for the style. The head is an off-white color. Red/Mahogany body that refuses to let you see through it. Cloudy and delicious looking. A little foam left on top that doesn't look like it plans on going anywhere.

S: Sweet smelling, citrusy is where the sweetness comes from. Pine as well. Usually run across one that is leaning towards pine or citrusy fruit, but this one seems to do a pretty good job of throwing both at you at once. Not grapefruity like many strong ales, but i would say pineapple after much argument with my nose. Some have mentioned the alcohol but the other scents seem to overshadow it to me. The pineapple can really be pinpointed if you sniff the bottle itself. Complex.

T: Well the smell didn't lie, it blends the pine and citrus together, although I can't decide if my assumption that it was pineapple was correct from the taste. Alcohol nips at the tongue and it is delicately hoppy, yet it let's you know that it is an American Strong Ale while being smooth. Nothing wrong with this beer, but I'll keep checking the others for quality....

M: Smooth, the alcohol doesn't detract from the taste by intruding, but let's you know it is present and accounted for while tingling the tongue. Amazing

D: I am set with one bomber of these. I feel content with just having that amount and no more. No more needed, nor desired. Not a bad thing though, as I feel as though my palate has been satisfied.

In conclusion: Being a home brewer I will use this beer as a model and work towards it. If I ever achieve this level of quality I will consider myself an accomplished brewer. Of course then I will try to beat them out.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 03:34:32 | More by MagyarPuska
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Rguardian989

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Review from notes, Drank on January 13 2010
2009 release bottle poured into a snifter

Appearance/Smell: Dark/hazy amber with a tan head that doesn't last long. Smells like a grapefruit just punched me in the face. Hops are very prominent (me like). Some malt in the background with very little fusel alcohol detected.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grapefruit. Other citrus. Light malt, in that order. A hop forward beer. No alcohol taste. Very pleasant lingering bitterness on the end. Its very smooth with a nice light carbonation. Perfect mouthfeel to me.

Drinkability: It disappeared pretty quickly but I would be hammered with too many of these.

Other Notes: Overall a very good beer, one that I'm going to seek out every year as soon as its released.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 18:31:14 | More by Rguardian989
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Deadheadbill

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Pours a burnt-umber color with the head being a lighter version of the same. Respectable head which dissipates fairly quickly but leaves decent lacing.

Smells of butterscotch, butter and raisins.

Very decadent in the mouth, full-bodied with boozy caramel, dark fruits and vanilla backed up by a nice bracing bitterness. Finish is long and dry.

Overall a very nice beer to be enjoyed almost like a cognac, sit back, sip and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 00:12:05 | More by Deadheadbill
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Diesel76

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After falling in love with the og Arrogant Bastard, I couldn't wait to give Double Bastard a try. It did not disapoint. It is a very strong ale in both taste and alcohol content. I am not one to get buzzed easily off a 22oz bottle, but half way thru the Gargoyle had me in its claws.

As much as I would love to get my hands on their 3 liter bottle of this bad boy, that would be quite dangerous!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 20:19:06 | More by Diesel76
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hctap00

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange-copper hue. Thick, creamy, tan head that never fully settles and clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma is not nearly as strong as I had anticipated, especially from one of the Bastard beers. Smells like a barleywine. Boozy, oak, vanilla. Pine hops, with some fruitiness and a lot of malt sweetness. But nothing too assertive.

Flavor is very intense from the start. Nothing subtle about it. I notice the piney hops first. Bitterness is a constant throughout. I also get some of the grapefruit I associate with West Coast IPAs. After the initial taste, it is an assault of intense flavors. Caramel. Brown sugar. A lot of booze. Just barely enough malt to balance the hops, barely. Finish is very bitter, mostly pine. Very warming as it goes down. The 11.2% is not disguised at all.

Nice mouthfeel. Very smooth. As intense as this beer is, it does not linger too long on the palate.

Overall, exactly what I wanted from this beer. I made the mistake of trying to kill a bomber by myself. Going to need some salty snacks to get me through it. Share this one and sip it. A very good beer, but just a bit too much to take in. A system overload. I think if it were dialed back just a hair, it would be more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 05:26:42 | More by hctap00
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cbill

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2003 edition
deep red color, like cherry varnish, with a tan head that thins out quickly
smells sweet again like cherries with a mild citrus hop
tastes a lot sweeter than i thought it would, not really too much hop bitterness. very warming and full of fruit flavors. covers your whole mouth with the flavor coating every inch
surprisingly drinkable for the strength and heaviness buti think i could drink this all night

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2003 05:49:33 | More by cbill
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,063 ratings.