Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,139
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 113
Gots: 348 | 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:
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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Photo of wyatt13
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

clear copper color with a two finger tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has caramel malt, oak, brown sugar, and citrus hops.

The taste is a very nice combination of sweetness and bitterness with toasted caramel malt, brown sugar, oak, citrus, and pine. Nothing subtle about the taste of this beer, which is probably why I love it so much.

Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Has a bit of a sticky feel, and a bittersweet aftertaste. Very nicely made.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of morimech
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by Jan 31, 2013

Pours a clear, copper color with just over one finger of head that had good retention. The head settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Interesting aroma just like all the Stone Bastards. Pine and citrus hops in the forefront with a deep malt notes of caramel and bread.

Hop flavors lead the assualt on the tastebuds. Citrus, pine, and herbs are all there. Bitterness is moderate to high but there is enough malt sweetness to make the beer palatable. Nice caramel/toffee notes. Just the faintest hint of oak. Booze comes in the finish with flavor and warmth.

Solid body and wonderfully carbonated. One of the better Stone beers in this area. Great big beer texture that is smooth and gentle despite the alcohol in the finish.

A very good Bastard. A blend that worked in this case.

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

A-orange brown in color with a modest tan head and some lacing

S-roasted malt, caramel, oak, hints of pine and citrus

T-roasted malt, pine, caramel, earthy, oaky, slight citrus and some bitter hop presence, a bit of alcohol bite

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and silky feeling

O-nice combination of the Bastards with great elements of each blended well into an enjoyable beer to savor

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, clear ruby red with a light brown, frothy, pillowy head that builds well and fades slowly leaving behind good lace and great retention. Nice when held up to light.

S: Huge burst of sweet, roasted malt, caramelized sugar, maple sugar, wood, earth, and a bit of booze. Give it a swirl to build the head again and some really complex aromas come out. Maple syrup, bourbon, dark, dried fruits...as the beer warms, some strange metallic aromas come out and it smells too sweet. I'm not gonna knock it too much because it's been in my glass for nearly two hours.

T: The flavors are very complex, as well. Heavily roasted, almost smoked or charred malt stand out with hints of booze and wood. The booze is very complementary with the malt character. In my opinion, the blend works out really well. I'm a big fan of this.

M: Surprisingly not-so-heavy body with a clean, flavorful finish. Fairly cloying at room temperature with plenty of time to breathe. But that's just the heavy roasted malt tiring out the palate I'm sure.

O: Awesome concept with equally awesome execution. To me, the Oaked Bastard really shows itself. Fantastic stuff!

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

A: Amber/dark orange with a modest tan head and some lacing.

S: Piney hops dominate but are balanced by sweet caramel, some woody aromas and a good amount of booze.

T/M: Sweet malty caramel up front, followed by pine and citrus from the hops, some spiciness, wood, and booze and warmth on the back end. Very creamy, which helps it go down easy despite the alcoholic bite and pine bitterness.

O: This is a blend of Stone's other "Bastard" beers (original, oak-aged, double) and it tastes like a hybrid, with an interesting blend of flavors. Not as good as the other Bastards, but still an interesting beer that packs quite a punch.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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

My wife is in Brooklyn tonight for a DMB concert, so time to wrap some gifts and give this beer a shot. It's been in my fridge a few weeks.

I poured this beast into a Caesar's Palace bomber glass - nice presentation - a good inch and a half of foamy head which reduces quite gradually. Clear amber in color with some rising bubbles. Smells of malts and alcohol.

Has a sugary sweet malt flavor followed by a bitter, piney hop finish. I'm also noticing some caramel notes and a mild alcohol burn. This is heavy duty stuff. A meal in itself. I just had some dragon sushi rolls, was planning on cooking up some steak tips but now I'm having second thoughts.

This is another flavorful/complex offering from Stone. A definite slow sipper. I recommend having it before or after a light dinner. As for me, I'll probably still have the steak tips. "I eat too much..too much!!" --DMB

Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,139 ratings.