Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -4.1%
Delicious. But I don't know. Didnt even bother to get a Double Bastard bottle this year, though I did have a draught the other night. This just reminds me of Arrogant, nothing special, and for 3 bucks less I could have just had an Arrogant.
Pretty, amber, great head. Little oak and vanilla in the aroma. Sweet malts, big piney hops, some veg, some floral. Nice balance bitter and sweet. Strong, drinkable and satisfying.
I think my problem with this beer is this review can cover all the bastards. Been there, done that. Should've saved my 3 bucks, got an AB. Or better yet, pass.
11-29-2012 21:01:12 | More by B33R501
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured into a snifter. Bottle says EJNOY BY JAN 31, 2013.
A- Pours a clean, reddish brown color with a 3/4 inch light tan head that retains well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Thick ring of resilient lacing.
S- Moderately pungent hop aroma with nice toasty malt notes to back it. Somewhat herbal with some alcohol fume trailing at the end. Musty.
T- Highly bitter, even for me. Mainly vegetal-type hop flavor with the toasty malt attempting to be seen but the bitterness is too powerful. Alcohol is well-masked. Also, did I say bitter?
M- Full-ish body with medium carbonation and a sticky, resinous feel from the hops.
O- Haven't had this in years and I still like it a lot. It's just not as complex as I thought it was. Basically just a hop bomb, which is fine.
11-29-2012 03:05:32 | More by Immortale25
4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
poured from a bomber and ready to commence...
Pours just a shade lighter than mahogany with a foamy half inch of head. massive bubbles inside the head & lots of action come up from the bottom of the etched tulip. so far, most impressive.
hop aromas with a hint of molasses from the malts. overall, fairly muted on the nose considering the expectation I had of this beast
Starts of citrus in the hops and they give way to malt notes of brown sugar and candy. the hops come roaring back (see below).
The hops do begin to work on the pallet after a while. pretty massive aftertaste of pine... I love it.
Excellent hoppy beer. I've been on a run of late of more subtle IPA's & pale ales. this was a much needed kick in the pants. glad there are still a few ounces in the bottle waiting for me in the kitchen.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 02:02:41 | More by haddon
4.85/5 rDev +16.3%
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Fresh keg, new batch. Poured into a snifter. Huge, fluffy light beige head, high retention on a clear mahogany body. Soapy and oily lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma dominated by powerful grassy hops (in a way that can only be described as "Stone-like) layered on top of a rich, malty sweet backbone, a touch of raisin and vanilla. Taste has some alcohol heat, intense grassy, piney hop bitterness, some nice malt sweetness. Tongue coating and bursting with flavor, this thing is awesome.
11-28-2012 05:11:59 | More by KickbacksSteve
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 12/31/13 stamped on it. Loved this beer when it came out in 2010, here we go:
A- Pours a clear but slightly hazy dark red, copper color. A large two fingers worth of a khaki colored head hangs around for awhile, and makes for froth all along the sides of the glass.
S- Some pine and citrus, with some sweet malts in the background. I was hoping for some more on the aroma.
T- Starts off with mostly piney hops, some citrus is there but not as prevalent. Big malt backbone, with sweet caramel malts mostly notable.
M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter and dry finish. Easily drinkable.
A nice one, but not as notable as I remembered. I still feel that Double Bastard is my favorite in the Bastard family.
11-26-2012 23:09:10 | More by vic21234
3.93/5 rDev -5.8%
Injoyed this one at my favorite el bar crunchys.
Dark amber translucent looking beer. Head hangs around well in a foamy light tan head. Kinda a fruity aroma, bit of rye maltyness, and some grapefruit.
Lots of citrus hops in the tastes. Finishes mildy bitter with a bite of a alcohol bite. Not as smooth as most of stones beers but still pretty damn good
11-26-2012 02:40:35 | More by minterro
4/5 rDev -4.1%
A - Poured out a clear, burgundy color with ruby highlights. it had a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam that left thin rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled spicy and piney with roasted malt and subtle hints of vanilla.
T - Good burnt toast maltiness with piney/spicy bitterness. A little bit of oak and vanilla.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is a very good strong ale. Another great one from Stone.
11-26-2012 02:00:14 | More by zeff80
4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a rich read colour with a small white head.
The smell is citrus hops and rich sweet malts.
The taste is citrus hops, pretty bitter but with a slighty sweet malt backbone.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with quite low carbonation and a dry finish.
This beer is awesome, I'd recommend to any bastard fan, although I do prefer regulars bastard I'm glad I tried it.
11-26-2012 00:19:01 | More by Dave1999
3.65/5 rDev -12.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Rich mahogany with moderate tan head and light lacing.
Smell: Caramel, citrus and pine. Some oak and spiciness. Not as intense as expected.
Taste: Semi-sweet caramel core, with layers of citrus and pine. Finish is moderately bitter, with just a hint of oak.
Feel: Medium to full creamy body with a dry finish.
Overall: In my opinion, it is not as good as the sum of its parts. All of the flavors of the three base beers seem to be muting each other, and I am just left with a very good, but not distinctive, Strong Red Ale. Still really like it, but would rather have an Arrogant Bastard or Double Bastard.
11-25-2012 21:41:54 | More by bsp77
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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