1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Lukcy Basartd AleLukcy Basartd Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,115 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,115
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 113
Gots: 342 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lukcy Basartd Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,115 | Reviews: 745 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a snifter
Never thought Id get the chance to try out this bastard
2012 release

A- Pours a very deep amber color. A 1.5 finger of a slightly off tan colored head. Good head retention.

S- I get a fresh piney hop up front. A bit of an herbal, garlic note. Somewhat spicy. A slight woody character. A massive and smooth malt load.

T- A moderate bitterness up front. The malts sweep over and really dominate the moth of the beer. There is a ton of toffee, a bit of caramel and a slight herbal nutty note. There is a slight wood flavor to this beer that really rounds out all the flavors. The hop presence in this beer is strong. There is a slight pine at first and a minimal amount of citrus. The hops are mostly spicy, oniony, earthy hops. Aftertaste is bitter and sticky with a nice hoppy flavor.

M- Not quite doubly bastard thick but A huge bodied brew. Also quite bitter. Getting through a bomber by yourself is going to be all you can do for the night.

O- Awesome stuff. I wouldn't want to age it at all. Its amazing how different it is from the rest of the bastard series. This is a badass bastard and im glad it was re-released.

Also, I must have read the label at least a dozen times before I realized it was spelled incorrectly.

Photo of Tom-Peters
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of meatyard
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, deep ruby with a 2-finger, fluffy, whitish head that lingers nicely.

The smell is sharp, citrus hops and some mellow alcohol.

The taste is citrus, rising up into the nose, some bitterness, oak, maybe a little vanilla and caramel malt.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Carbonation is right on the mark.

Drinkability: This is a good, easy drinking and complex beer. I like the melding of the beers, especially with the oak and hops working together. Definitely worth a try. I'm glad I picked this up.

Tihs is a ncliey bewerd/put tegoethr beer.

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: medium amber body with beige head of a finger's width

S: chewy malts and piney hops

T: very typical of the Bastard line - rich malt base, caramels and chew, hoppy citrus and pine

M: medium weight, chewy, slick, moderate carbonation, nice aftertaste

O: the best part of this beer is that it is clearly the same lineage as the Double, Arrogant and Oaked Bastard ales. But it doesn't do much to distinguish itself. It sits firmly between the Arrogant and Double Bastards. Of course a great beer, but not mind-blowinig if you're familiar with the line.

Photo of Kubrickx
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a tulip. The body is dark murky amber color with a respectable finger of off white head with good sticky lacing. The aroma is like a fruit salad. Cantaloupe aroma with a slightly piney hop aroma. Really kind of sweet tropical fruit aroma on this. Real melon flavor on this rounded out with bitter floral piney hops to finish. Real bitter finish on this. The mouthfeel is kind kind of light and the carbonation could be toned down a bit. Good and tasty though, I'll pick up more of these guys fore sure.

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jjd315
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of touchmeimsac
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of JoelClark
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Proclarush
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of KG710
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BlissJunkie
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of larryi86
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a snifter

A- Dark burgundy/brown with a tan finger head.

S- Grapefruit and pine hops, dark fruits, oak, and caramel. Can really smell all three Bastards in it, just amazing and screams drink me!!

T- Nice hoppy bitter flavor, oak, dark fruits, a little bit of alcohol in the flavor. All three Bastards blend together very well.

M- Smooth, nice medium body.

D- Very enjoyable and easy to drink. I would like to see how it taste with a little bit of age on it because the alcohol a little hot right now. If you enjoy the Bastards this is a must try!!

Photo of Roguer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hessian257
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mersh
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jtierney89
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.

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of silentjay
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

purple brown brew gives life to a beach sand colored head that raises to several fingers in height, slowly recedes and leaves nice lacing.

first aromas to hit are vanilla and piney, citrusy hops. Kind of a weird combo, but it does smell enticing.

hoppy flavor with a good amount of the barrel aging behind that, which is good since most IPA's aged in barrels lose their hop flavor during the aging process. piney, grassy, and bitter citrusy hops are backed up by vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. definitely has the malt to compete with the hop onslaught you'd expect from Stone and the Bastards.

pretty full bodied with generous carbonation and a very pleasant hop flavor that lingers along with a touch of sweetness on the palate.

drinks well. is a bit boozy throughout, but it doesnt overpower. as a mix, this probably ends up tastier than any of the three separate parts.

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,115 ratings.