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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 758
Hads: 2,398
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 137
Gots: 434 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010

Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

A dry-hopped blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.
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Photo of blackie
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: shaker pint serving, dark brown in color, with an average off-white head

s: big piney hop nose, dark evergreen, cuts right through a malt body that isn't exactly weak - toffee, caramel, and some fruity aromas do their best to provide a counter note, pretty nice

m: carbonation moderate, with a body somewhere around the medium range

t: pungent pine hop flavors with a full-on pithy bitterness sit on a malt body of caramel, toffee, toast, and a light side of roasted malts, somewhat sweet, something like a dark dipa, flavorful but certainly on the bold, unrestrained hop side

d: a nice enough beer, a little on the strong side for higher drinkability marks

draft at FireWorks, Arlington (695 characters)

Photo of thain709
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a crimson colored body and a smaller, off white head...the head became a wispy cap and left some lacing

S - As I figured, this one is full of bold and aggressive hop notes...grapefruit, pine, and a touch earthiness...dark, crystalized caramel malt lend a nice backbone

T - A kick in the mouth with aggressive hops right up front...I'm getting a citrus flavor...the hops fade out a bit and are balanced by the crystalized malts...there is also a touch of vanilla, so the oak is a touch present...the finish is bitter and full of resinous piney hops

M - Medium bodied...smooth going down and aggressivly bitter

D - This was a pretty good blend of all three bastards...I was okay with the oak notes not being too strong and I loved the assertive hop presence...I would rather have the original bastard though (825 characters)

Photo of cooncat
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a local pub on tap last night.

Served in a standard pint glass (which is really 14.5 oz ... have to talk with the manager about that one of these days).

The beer is amber in color, perhaps with some light garnet hues. (tough to tell in a darkened bar). My glass was served with about a 1/2" head, which had decent retention for the abv. Also, some lacing evident as the glass is drained.

Smell is huge on hops, and I'm picking up mostly Centennial, though maybe some Amarillo is in there. Can't get much malt in the nose off this hop bomb.

The tastes follows the nose in that this is a Centennial hop bomb. This is nothing like the rest of the "Bastard series", which I consider pretty malty. There is enough malt to support the huge hops, but just barely. Mouthfeel is medium, with carbonation at about the 2 volume level. (at least at my bar)

My drinkability score reflects that this is a 9.2% abv brew, and thus isn't a session brew. I could possibly do 2 without feeling "impaired". Also, Centennial isn't my favorite hop (I'm a home brewer) ... guess that's a personal thing, but I'm not a fan of 2 Hearted for the same reason. Still, I enjoyed the (mini) pint, and if I'd had the time, I'd probably have had another.

If you're a bonafide Stone hophead, this one's for you. Find it, buy it, drink it!

Na Zdravje! (1,336 characters)

Photo of Overlord
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mahogany-ish ruddy brown. Two inches or so of tan head. Foamy.

Smells like biting pine and bittering bitterness, plus a heaping load of oaked caramel. Yipes. I kind of thought we'd be seeing the oak toned down. Guess not.

Beer tastes oak-y, with caramel, a huge pine blast of bitterness on the aftertaste. Needs moar citrus. Maybe some dry grapefruit rind, and that's about it. Even the caramel is blasted away by the oak and bitterness, leaving just the barest sweet tinge.

Not a bad beer. Not that great, either. (525 characters)

Photo of Chaney
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a mohogany color with very little light passing through, vicious 2 + inch head, and tons of lacing that fell back into the glass nicely.

S: Citrus bomb for sure, piney, oaky, but with a huge malt presence that wafted through the air even from about three feet away. Dang!

T: This was very much in line with their "Arrogant Bastard" series, only this one had more of a dark cake icing aftertaste. Pineapple, grapefruit, plums, and licorice.

M: I detected quite a bit of booze at first, but after my palate adjusted, that went away and the thick fruit explosion hit my taste buds after every sip. Very well carbonated.

D: I'm not the biggest Stone fan in the world because I'm sick of the same old thing over and over again. However, I occasionally like to indulge. If you're an extreme hophead, this will not disappoint. (833 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

damn good, this takes the edges off some of the other bastards in a really great way. its got a deep dark red color, richer looking than the others, with a full inch of thick off white head. it smells only a little oaky, not too much of that one in the blend i dont imagine. a good mix of the sweet red malt and the burnt sugar complex of the other ones, i also dont get an obnoxious amount of alcohol which i kind of do in double bastard. this is more refined, more nuanced, more interesting, and certainly more enjoyable to drink than even the classic bastard in my opinion. the caramel desserty flavors without all the sugars is the great success of this beer, and the layers of grain are also beautiful. a really full bodied brew, a tough bomber to drink alone, if you want to stay coherent at least, and a great long aftertaste. filling but no more than necessary. a good food beer too, this worked well with fresh pheasant stew. dont know if they made this more than once or not, but i would try it again. thanks a lot to drlovemd87 for hooking it up. (1,057 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice fluffy light Carmel colored head reaches a solid inch and a half with a strong pour. Body is a classic ancient Amber. Nose is a nice mix of grainy hope and carmalized malts. With first sip you get resin based hops and thick woodsy malts. This beer is surprisingly thick for the style. A nicely drinkable brew but I prefer double bastard with about the same level of mouthfeel. (388 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky reddish brown color with a finger and a half of fluffy tan head.

Smell: Sweet citrus hops with hints of pineapple, and tangerine. You can also pick up some malt with hints of brown sugar.

Taste: Super bitter hops maul the tongue. Again, I'm picking up citrus hops, pineapple and tangerine flavors. There is a mild sweetness with some of the malt and brown sugar flavors. There is a bit of alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a bit higher than usual amount of carbonation. The carbonation is smooth, and doesn't seen out of place.

Overall: This is a good beer. In my mind I would rather have the Oaked Arrogant Bastard any day. I like the flavors from the oak, and I feel they are missing here. (789 characters)

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Draft pour into a pint glass for $6.25. Sampled 12/13/10, immediately after it's release.

A: Pours with 3 fingers of frothy head which was dumped by the bartender and replaced with beer in liquid form. Light creamy brown in color and long lasting. As the head recedes, it sticks to the glass something fierce and continues to coat in barely interrupted sheets. The body is a dark ruby amber blend and pretty clear despite being thoroughly saturated.

S: Extremely hop forward aroma. The bitterness is evident even on the nose. Pith of grapefruit and orange with deep rooted piney scents. A light fruity component is indistinguishable but it adds another layer of complexity.

T: Big resonating flavors of dank earth mixed with well-conditioned leather. Harshly bitter. A papery note works its way onto the back end of the palate. The alcohol doesn't hit you over the head, but it's presence can be felt from the warming sensation.

M: Slick and oily in texture. A full body coats the tongue and provides a long finish which is then cleaned up by the finely fizzy bubbles. The finish is very dry from the biting carbonation and extreme amount of IBUs.

D: [DRINKABILITY] This beer is good to either start or end the night with, but it's definitely not for long term imbibing. I suppose you *could* go several rounds, and then you're cross eyed vision could probably make sense of the mumbo-jumbo spelling in the beer's name. (1,425 characters)

Photo of vande
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A dark reddish-brown blend.. crisp looking with a bit of lacey head lingering along the glass

S - some pine lingering amongst the hops and malty aromas that are floating...

T - Bitter, piney, a dash of citrusy flavors with a balanced backbone of malt slapped in there for good measures

M - Crisp, with some carbonation going on... medium body

O - pretty tasty blend of 3 really solid stone offerings... (410 characters)

Photo of daledeee
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't sure what this was until I picked it up. A blend of different bastards.

Poured a very dark brown with a lighter head than others of the Bastard species.

Nose: Hops pretty much it(on the pine side)

Taste: As usual with Stone, very hoppy. This one has a nice malty balance to it but still has a very bitter finish and after taste. I can tell there is some oak aging in here.

Mouth feel is creamy and medium carbonation. Alcohol is pretty apparent, but not that high of ABV. For some reason, I like some of the other Bastards better. (543 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clearish, amber-brown body with a goodly-sized, foaming, off-white head.

Smell: This Stone bastard saturnalia smells of sliced, oily citrus fruits, rigid Colorado Blue spruce planks, and a firm, unapologetic grassiness marked by sweet-scented, cooked sugar notes and a subtler hint of toasted malt.

Taste: Sweetish affront upfront with chewy toffee and moderately toasted barley enveloped in caramelized sugars. Staunchly grassy, with bold hoppy flavors of pithy grapefruit peelings, concentrated resins, shredded mint leaves, and segmented tangerines, producing acidic, raunchy hop-burps. Cutting, caustic bitterness. Small surge of yeastiness midway. Very faint trace of the 'Oaked' variety. Warming, clear cut alcohol on the citrusy, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: The bitterness and alcohol certainly keeps me at a slow, tenuous pace. A nice, bitter, one-bottle diversion to while away the hours being trapped under a blanket of rare Atlanta snow. (1,097 characters)

Photo of GPHarris
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers dense and fluffy tan head into a snifter that settled into a thick sheet with great lacing throughout. the body was brown with purple and red tint to it.
s - big piney hops up front with some toffee behind it. there is also some spiciness here.
t - piney hops, lots of oak with some sweetness that sneaks through but then the oak comes back strong. towards the end the oak really mellows out nicely.
m - thick and chewy.
o - good beer but as the old saying sort of goes this beer is not greater than the sum of its parts. that doesn't mean it isn't delicious but i'd rather have solo AB, OAB and DB before this grand cru. (648 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is mainly fruity, mostly orange, and slightly sweet. There is also a hint of hops. It pours a clear, dark mahogany that is more brown than red and has a fairly thick pale tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor is quite hoppy with tones of malt and citrus and just a little bitterness - very satisfying! Texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a nice sour citrus and hoppy finish. (389 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat murky brown, one finger head, thin, fine lacing.

Smells like a very malty IPA, caramel malts and piney, hoppy grapefruit aromas.

Tastes of heavy caramel malts, plenty of hoppy goodness, some citrus and fruity flavors, medium sweetness.

Almost a full bodied beer, this one leaves a slightly fruity, medium sweet, heavily hoppy and moderately bitter aftertaste.

Drinks pretty good but I personally prefer my IPAs a little less malty and a little more sweet and hoppy. But then this is an American strong ale....

Overall a very solid brew. (552 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stones 13th anniversary beer, blended Oak Aged Bastard, Double Bastard and regular Bastard. The dyslexic Lukcy Basartd Ale I have been dying to try.

Appearance: Amber/Brown in color, head forms and generally recedes to nothing. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nice wine glass.

Smell: Hoppy, citrus, some woodsy notes and a bit of booze, hint of sweetness.

Taste: Nice and complex with a dirth of flavors. Definately the Oaked bastard is in the profile, lending vanilla and char elements. Hops are fairly mellow, a little piney, earthy, light rind. Has some cigar box qualities, and the fruityness of the double bastard is tame but adds another wrinkle to the beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Thick feel, carbonation is good, full bodied. A nice blend of beers and the oak aged character really shines through. Quite nice. (825 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Father's Office in Culver City, CA. Served in a snifter 12/12/14.

A- Dark copper-brown body. One finger white head with nice retention time, no lacing. The head disappears quickly into a thin collar that persists for a while. Overall the colour of the body is a bit gross; murky even. That's not been the best aspect of the Bastards anyway, so I'm not too worried.

S- Pine hops, oak, herbal aromatics assault the nose. A good bit of sweet caramel and raisins hit the nose as well. This is an intense, hoppy and malty beer that brings all aspects of the beer cleanly to the nose. Very complicated, even has a bit of leather to it if I'm not mistaking it for something else.

F- Bitter pine up front, oak and caramel in the middle, raisins and some citrus in the background. Bitter pine and breadiness finishes things out. There is a lot going on in this beer, not all of it good, but it makes for a relatively unique and interesting flavour that seems to defy even what one of the Bastards would bring to the table with characteristics of another Bastard. Fascinating beer that doesn't work for me, but overall the Bastards aren't my favourite base beer in any case so I am not too surprised.

M- Medium bodied, on the fuller side. Just about right in terms of carbonation. Slick and resinous, the finish is pine-forward all the way despite the strong malt presence that balances it out in a good way. More like restrains it, really.

O- Unsurprisingly hop-forward, Stone remains unapologetic for what they are and what they do, and this beer represents that quite well. Love them or hate them, they are here to stay and you might as well get around to trying their brews. Even if you're like me and don't get their beers in Wisconsin. (1,746 characters)

Photo of philbe311
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An active pour yields voluminous three fingers worth of late to develop off white colored frothy goodness comprised of varying sized bubbles... Super star retention... The head becomes lighter and takes on a more whipped appearance as it settles a bit... A light to moderate bit of carbonation, some of which clings to the glass and the rest of which moves at a moderate pace... The color is a light brown and cherry red... A wee bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass... The nose is more subdued than expected... A light piney hop presence... A malty bread base lies beneath the surface... Smells like a standard American strong ale, but without any of the individual complexities of the brews blended herein... However, it should be noted that the nose continues to evolve and intensify as this one warms closer to room temperature... The end result is a very robust and potent bouquet... The flavor profile has some light piney hop intensity, some medicinal cough drop character, toffee and a strong malty bready base... Medium bodied and sturdy... Dry throughout with a slight increase in intensity on the finish... Limited carbonation... Not a bad beer by any means, but not remarkable different from any of the three constituents which make it up... I would opt for any this brew's parents over this when provided the option... (1,359 characters)

Photo of jsanford
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

A - Pours a clear, dark amber with a huge, sticky-looking khaki-colored head that hangs around forever and leaves chunky lacing on the glass. The Bastards always have the prettiest heads, and this one is no exception.
S - Grapefruit, pine resin, sweet caramel malt and just a touch of oak.
T - Surprisingly malty and sweet given the amount of hops in the nose. Caramel and dark honey with more resinous hop flavors of pine and grapefruit. Again there's a subtle note of oak that brings everything together nicely. Finish is, surprisingly, lacking the sharp bitterness I've come to expect from the Bastards.
M - Slick, with a medium body and crisp carbonation.
D - A bit sweeter then I'd like, but I still had no problem finishing my half of the 22oz. While not my favorite of the line (that would go to "regular" Arrogant Bastard), this was a fun little experiment. (893 characters)

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard pour into my favorite goblet produces a 1" head that reminds me of a vanilla milkshake. And it just sits there, taking several minutes to recede. When it does, it leaves behind the thickest, most persistent lacing I have encountered. The beer itself falls somewhere between amber and orange. This is a pretty glass.

How does it smell? Well, it's a bit of a malt bomb, which I did not expect, for some reason. Tropical fruits dominate the hop profile. There's something vegetal in there, too.

My nose did not lie. This is one malty beer. There is a significant finishing bitterness, but the malts and sweetness cut across the hops completely. In a blind tasting, I would have called this a barleywine. It even has the creaminess to match the head.

Except...

This is one bitter beer. The kick at the end is hard to ignore. It looks great, smells and tastes pretty good. But the finishing bitterness just feels like piling on. It's a disappointment. (959 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces an almost three finger thick, richly amber tinged, tan colored head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is a dark, almost burnt amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, deep red hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells thick with piney and citrus focused hops, but also has a backbone of chewy crystal malt. The nose is made up of aromas of tangerine, surprising-but-subtle cedar, a green herbaceous character, a strong nutty note that mixes in with the cedar, very woody oriented fresh cut pine planks and a sort of dustiness that I can't quite place, but which seems to incorporate the surprising cedar note, the nuttiness and the fresh cut pine planks.

Nicely bitter tasting as the beer first hits my tongue, but the biting bitterness only grows as it rolls across my tongue and it lingers on the palate for quite some time after my first sip, though it slowly fades. Sweet, crystal malt focused notes contribute a touch of sweet-tea like character, perhaps a hint of astringency (though this gets wrapped up in the green hop notes and the oak), a touch of nuttiness and maybe even a hint of dark, sort of roasted malt character. The malt accentuates fruity hop notes that remind me of ruby-red grapefruit, bright tangelo zest, some lychee (especially more toward the finish). There is actually a surprising amount of malt character in this beer; it is indeed dominantly hoppy, but the malt is not far behind. The malt character doesn't put this in chewy, viscous Barleywine territory, but it certainly provides some body and texture to this medium'ish beer. Some touches of alcohol are noticeable as a slight warming / heat in the finish where it mixes with spicy oak and hop notes. The oak definitely seems to boost the hot alcohol feel in the finish and also contributes some woody astringency. As the beer warms up the hop fruit character becomes a bit more apparent with more of the citrus and tropical fruit notes and perhaps even a touch of oak-derived vanillin starts to come out.

Definitely a nice beer, as with the base beers this seems to have lost the vibrancy and surprise that this had for me early on; there are now a lot of beers that are more "arrogant", but this beer is still an aggressive mix of hop and malt character. The oak is interesting here, the oak'ed arrogant bastard is likely the smallest percentage, but it still seems to be a bit too harsh here rather than achieving the vanillin / toasted wood character that I much prefer from my oak character in beer. My second poor even has a touch of buttery oak to it and really as it warms up a fair amount a big, wood-driven pepper note becomes noticeable in the nose and even more so in the flavor of this beer. (2,801 characters)

Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drowning my sorrows as my FF team loses in the conference championship game. Such is life...

You aren't seeing a typo, either. It is, in fact, Lucky basARtd ale. I think it's really got a "13" in there somewhere also, but who knows.

Wow, look at that - Philly actually came back and tied it up 30-30...whoa...

Pours a super dark, reddish amber. Very crazy. light-mideum carbonation, but there's this hazy sediment floating around in there. Don't usually see that in stone ales. Nice, creamy head leaves excellent lacing. Nice so far. Huge aromas akin to a strong American Amber or Pale Ale. Nice caramel malt notes and, of course with Stone, lots of piney hops.

I can't freaking believe it, Philly is going to win this game - 65 Yd. punt return for TD!!!

Flavor is enormous, no surprise there for Stone. This beer is in the 8% ABV range and at only $4.29/bomber is a nicely priced big ale. Not a lot of flavor nuance. Mostly a blast of malt and hops. But the finish is very long and bitter in a great way. This is not a super-unique ale by any means, but it will quash your cravings for hops and malt.

What I like most: The price and huge robust flavor profilr.

What I like least: Lack of nuance and uniqueness.

Verdict: Totally worth tracking down as it's well priced. (1,277 characters)

Photo of peensteen
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy deep amber, just over one finger of off white head, good lace on the glass also. Smell is piney and quite hoppy, citrus with lots of orange flavour, malt, caramel with a faint bit of vanilla and oak. Taste is a mix of caramel, malt and hops, lots of pine and citrus, fairly bitter throughout, oak-vanilla, toasted in the finish, mildly sweet but drying mid palate, hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, perhaps a touch high, medium body, decent feel. Quite a nice beer, very drinkable but I think of all the bastards I would go with straight up Arrogant Bastard as my favourite but I would certainly drink this again. (622 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark ruby/brown color with an off white one finger head. Slow dissipation to a layer of foam on top. Sheets of lacing down the sides.

S: Very hoppy, citrus and pine. A good bit of caramel as well.

T: Very nice. Has a good bit of caramel and malts. I also get some molasses and a little wood flavor from the OB. The hops take over though and leave with a slightly bitter finish.

M/DL Medium to heavy bodied with good carbonation. Overall a very interesting beer. The bigger body makes it a little hard to drink more than a glass. I like that the oak/wood shines through a little bit. It is heavy on the pine flavor, but that should be expected based on what this beer is a combination of. As others have noted would have liked it a $1-$1.50 cheaper. (bought mine for $7.50). (790 characters)

Photo of Mongrel
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer had glimmers of promise, but just finished too bitter. There were moments that hinted at the sweet decadence of a Double Bastard, but the bitterness was a bit too abrasive for the style. Still an enjoyable beer. (221 characters)

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.