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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,270 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,270
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 119
Gots: 384 | 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 geneseohawk
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review adapted from notes taken 1/5/11

Appearance: An interesting reddish-brown/amber color - foamy head with lots of lacing

Smell: Very malty and hoppy - lots of citrus and pine, but also lots of sweet malts - almost reminds me of an extremely hopped barleywine

Taste: Should be better - this is a mix of of Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and Double Bastard, and the result is a genuine battle of the bastards - honestly, I feel like the flavors clash - the sweetness of the Double Bastard is very apparent, and I do not like it with the oak flavors - it just tastes too sweet and malty - it is very hoppy, but it doesn't balance the sweetness - very bitter with lots of citrus - kind of juicy, kind of dry, kind of confusing on the tongue

Mouthfeel: Mostly dry, but somewhat smooth, medium-bodied and nicely carbonated

Overall: Disappointing for me, but not a bad beer

The issue I have with this beer is that it tastes like an unbalanced blend. The Double Bastard contributes way too much, and the issues with this are accentuated by the oak. I'll take my bastards separately, please.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle labeled "best by January 31, 2013" into a tulip- pours a clear mahogany/amber color with 1.5 fingers of head, decent retention, really nice lacing.

Definitely some earthy pine hops in the smell, a little booze, some oak. A little murky smelling, but not altogether unpleasing.

Taste is much like the smell- a thick boozy, molasses-like flavor pervades. Moderate bitterness and earthy pine hop notes up front, followed by the molasses-like flavor to really ride the rest of the way out.

Mouthfeel is OK- full bodied, moderately carbonated, very syrupy, chewy, resinous. Perhaps this is better fresh. I like all of the other Bastards on tap and they're fine in the bottle. I'm not crazy about this one but again, maybe better with a fresher bottle or on tap.

Photo of chadski
3.41/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garfscores
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of silentnoiz
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One year old.

A - deep golden amber with nice lacing

S - nice malty oaky aromas

T - raisins maple sryup bitter in the middle on the back of the tongue with oak flavors

M - carbonation is fairly lively

O - decent brew fresh and aged for one year. Not bad not great

Photo of churchillps
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of John_M
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a fairly dark amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty fragrent and perfumy, with an interesting combination of dry citrus and considerable sweet malt. The flavor profile seems to replicate the nose pretty closely, but I'm just not digging the blend of flavors. While there is considerable hoppy bitterness, I think this beer is ulimately dominated by its considerable sweet and roasty malt. Also, I get some noticeable heat in the finish, which I attribute to the beers all too noticeable alcohol content. Mouthfeel is at least medium bodied, and certainly the beer delivers plenty of flavor, but I'm just not happy with the combination of malty sweetness and obvious alcohol content. This beer is definitely a bit heavy and tiring on the palate, and I'm just glad I purchased only a sample size glass of it.

Am a bit fan of most Stone beers, but this one just isn't working for me.

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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of MisterClean
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip at the Shack in Sac.

A - Dark mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Lacing was beautiful and head had good retention. Very nice.

S/T - Toffee-like malts with initial and lasting woody-earthy hop bitterness. Aroma malts are faint to none. Would like to have had more aroma and flavor malts in the quaff.

M - Slightly malt dominated with a full-body. Carbonation was moderately low and the beer was slightly warming.

D - Would really have liked less bittering hops and a more complex maltiness. Increased age (2+ years) could provide some necessary oxidation and desired sherry notes. Overall not bad, but likely to skip next time.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of GabeBoise
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Favorite of the arrogant bastard cousins I've tried.

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andant
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of tln13
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of the_trystero
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint. Enjoy by Jan 31, 2013, so I just barely made it.

3.5 A: Clear copper amber color. Two and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is decent and a diffuse lattice of foamy lacing is left.

3.5 S: Surprisingly hoppy, this takes on a lot of the double bastard. Hop aroma is a mix of floral foremost with pine, herbal and earthy following behind. Caramel and toasty maltiness with notes of toffee and dark fruits - raisin and dates.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Piney and floral hop flavor. Caramel, toffee, toastiness, and neutral malt maltiness. Dark fruits.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and quite smooth.

3.5 D: This is good, but nearly every thing Stone offers has been eclipsed hundreds of times since craft beer started going more mainstream and showing up everywhere.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of nikbullet
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Therisse
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of GarretD
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,270 ratings.