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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,126 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,126
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 113
Gots: 346 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Anniversary blend of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate the 13 Year Anniversary of Arrogant Bastard.

Blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2010)
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1/5  rDev -76%

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2/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A blend of Arrogant Bastard, double bastard, and oaked arrogant bastard.

Clear chesnut hue with a thin off white head. Dark fruits, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee, smokey, anise, earthy hops and alcohol.

Tastes very much like a cognac. Sweet dark fruits, plums and raisins, caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, up front. The oak aging from the oaked bastard comes through on the mid-palate with oak, smoke and vanilla. Finishes with an underlying earthy hop bite. Massive and complex but detectable booze throughout that stings the gums and burns the throat a touch. A little too overly complex that slaps the tongue around and confuses the taste buds. An alcohol cocktail blend of three very similiar but different beers that crashes into one mess of a big beer.

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2/5  rDev -51.9%

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2/5  rDev -51.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.63/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Duvel tulip from a bomber.

a - poured with a nice head, color is a dark amberish, kind of looks like iced tea.

s - smells strongly of hops and some boozey notes

t - this is where i was disappointed. it's not terrible, don't get me wrong. it tastes like regular arrogant bastard but smoother and less hoppiness with a good finish. i know it's basically three types of arrogant bastard but i was hoping for some more of the oaked flavor to come out.

m - nice, smooth, silky.

d - probably wouldn't get it again.

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2.65/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours a dark brick read color, almost brown. A two finger beige head forms with good retention. The foam gently recedes to leaves some patchy lace that crawls along the glass.
S: Bitter grapefruit, resiny pine, and mold wood. Some booze. I can't really get anything else.
T: Follows the nose with tons of grapefruit and pine flavors. A very strong bitterness. A grainy, sugary sweetness tries to balance everything out in the middle, but to no avail. Another shot of lingering bitterness finishes everything out. Plenty of alcohol as well.
M/D: A full body that is resiny, sticky, and syrupy. Hard to drink because of the strong bitterness and hot alcohol.

I thought I would give this a try. So many people rave about all of Stones Bastard beers, and I just don't get it. This might be the best of the bunch, but that is not saying much for me. This does not have the degree of harshness and burning as some of the others, but still up there in that regard. Not something I would recommend.

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2.68/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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2.68/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This was the first beer I reviewed on BA about 2 years ago. I enjoyed it so much I felt I had to tell the world. 400 beer reviews later and it's finally back again.

2012 Review

Appearance
Ruby Red with 1 finger of white head. Good retention and excellent clarity.

Nose
Toffee, Pine Sol, grapefruit zest, Fruity Pebbles and sugar.

Taste
Vicious hop action is all over this in the form of Pine Sol cleaner, Fruity Pebbles and grapefruit zest. Nothing juicy, just abrasive and artificial. Has a nice thick malt backbone comprised of toffee and table sugar. There's also a hint of something burnt in there.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, oily, bitter and dry.

Overall
Not a cohesive brew. The hop and malt bill really seem to work against each other. A beer that I once loved is now just cloying and annoys me. It's amazing how much taste buds can change in a couple years.

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Original Review (2010)

A: 4.0, N: 4.0, T: 5.0, M: 3.5, O: 4.5
Final rating: 4.5
Beautiful ruby color with nice lacing and head. Aggressive citrus and pine upfront; slightly spicy with a hint of floral. Big malty caramel backbone with just a hint of oak and vanilla. This is easily my favorite "13asartd." I really hope Stone brews this again for upcoming years.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.9/5  rDev -30.3%

Appearance - 4/5
Dark red-orange, about 1-2 fingers of light beige foam. Very clear, can see an average amount of carbonation rising up through the beer.

Smell - 2.5/5
Pine citrus hops, along with a slightly nasty earthy smell. Reminds me of manure or skunk or something.

Taste - 2/5
Oak, citrus (orange and grapefruit), pine hops, along with that slightly nasty flavor from the smell. Flavor is very interesting and complex, which is expected considering this is a blend of 3 different beers. But I can't get over the nasty flavor.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium bodied, light ot moderate level of carbonation. Fairly creamy.

Overall - 2.75/5
I was very disappointed by this beer. It had a fairly nasty flavor which I was not expecting.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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2.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lukcy Basartd

Served in New Belgium globe glass. 

A: Pours deep amber with head that rises and looks like deep-dish pizza dough. When it punches itself down, nice, intricate lacing is left sticking to the glass. The beer itself is clear but filled with sediment. Good effervescence. 

S: Toasted and caramel malts followed by what were once pungent tropical fruits. Intense instant tea aromas and a little earthiness are also present. 

T: Toasted and caramel malts and intense tea-like flavors hog spotlight. The fruity and hoppy notes are almost totally absent. Intense, monolithic bitterness butts in mid-palate and does not let go. Weedy, bitter finish. 

M: Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation. Sticky, yet drying. 

O:  I knew aging Lukcy Basartd would be a gamble, but I figured it was worth the risk. This beer was best fresh. Drink 'em if you got 'em. 

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Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,126 ratings.