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Oaked Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Oaked Double Bastard Ale
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 18
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Overlord on 11-10-2008

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Draft pour into a tulip glass at Beachwood BBQ.
2006 vintage.

A: Slightly hazy, dark reddish-amber color with over one finger of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Husky grain, some vinous fruit, and volatile oak are increasingly apparent in the smell of this beer as it warms. No alcohol is explicitly detected in the smell, but may be cleverly disguised alongside the oak.

T: Begins off-dry with caramel malt, brown sugar, and some golden raisins. Oak emerges aggressively in the middle, channeling the qualities of a fine scotch, but without the alcohol burn. The finish is bracingly bitter, accented by the lingering flavor of oak.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation. The smoothness of this beer is remarkable considering the style, with no scorching effect on the palate.

D: This beer is great tasting, complex, and fantastically drinkable for the style. The qualities encountered here do not fatigue the palate, as might be expected. It provides a strong argument for the optional nature of the bourbon--or other spirit-infused--barrel in the making of good wood-aged beer. If Stone bottled this beer it would be legendary; I am thankful to get a taste of it every time it re-surfaces on draft at Beachwood.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with garnet highlighting. Served with a decently tight head of tawny, sticky bubbles. Outstanding lacing for a beer of this size.

Oaky as hell, with vanillin, brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon notes mixing round on the nose. The taste is smooth as hell: big and creamy from the cask, with notes of roasted barley, caramel malt, pine resin, vanilla, and citrus fruit, backed up with a whale of a hit of alcohol.

Eminently drinkable, full-bodied and so flavorful that it's hard to put down. There's a lot of booze in this one, but if you're in the mood for a one-a-night, this is a choice pick.

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Oaked Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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