Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by deapokid:
3.63/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed on 3/12. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a deep amber color, with a hazy body and grainy hues. A white lily pad of foam rests on top, which was conjured up by a very lively rush of carbonation. Visually, it stands alongside its brother beers.
Aroma packs in sweet malt, some bitter hops, gooey caramel and smoky wood (provided by the Oaked Bastard). The slight booziness in the conclusion may be the only odd note, but it's admirable otherwise.
Ale is creamy in texture with a blast of hops that hit the back of the tongue. The hoppy dryness is accompanied by a buttery malt and a mild oakiness. The taste is a nice combination of the sweet/creamy and the hoppy/bitter. The aforementioned sweetness lingers just as much as the hop bite and you can certainly taste aspects of all 3 Bastards.
Mouth is a juxtaposition of malt on top of hops, with warming booze thrown in as the wild card. Hop scrape is subdued by the creaminess and the two differing flavors seem to play well together.
This may not be as insanely drinkable as the original or as mysterious and delicious as the oaked model, but the blend is certainly unique and the increased weight brought on by the Double Bastard doesn't detract from the flavor.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2011 18:16:30 | More by deapokid
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3.81/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - The beer was a dark copper color with a fluffy off-white head crowning the snifter. Lacing followed the sides of the glass.
Smell - The malts dominated the smell with notes of fresh bread and banana hovering in the background.
Taste - On the initiate taste, the bitterness of chocolate and alcohol strikes me. Caramel makes a brief appearance. Oaky notes and vanilla float in toward the back, leaving a dry woody impression.
Mouthfeel -Carbonation is modest with few warming qualities despite the ABV. Clearly the alcohol is well masked.
Overall - I aged this one for quite a while and must state that I am not sure the waiting was worth it.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 23:57:45 | More by JohnnyHopps
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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