Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
I really wanted to get ahold of this beer, and I asked for this at many stores. I finally found this on tap at my favorite bar.
They served Lukcy in a fluted glass with about two fingers of fluffy/sticky foam. The head stayed around for quite a while. The coloring was dark reddish brown.
Off the top I pick up some light hopping and a decent amount of maltiness.
The flavor was complex with a decent hop forward presence. I get citrus and pine. There was some toffee presence; as well as a little tobacco. I even get some scotch in the aftertaste.
This is a pretty decent bastard. Stone is an expert at these, not surprised that this one is so good.
11-25-2012 01:04:11 | More by ummswimmin
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. 2012 bottle that says enjoy by Jan 31, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a deep brownish copper amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A bold yet balanced aroma of juicy hops, spicy pine, and sweet malts. Citrus hops upfront with hints of grapefruit, orange, mango, tangerine, and lemon. A pretty dank and earthy smell of spicy pine resin. Strong toasted malt backbone with big hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. Also some hints of brown sugar and alcohol. A pretty strong and good smell.
Taste: Big, juicy, spicy, and malty like the nose hints. Strong taste of citrus up front with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, mango, and lemon. Earthy and grassy hops with a good kick of spice from pine resin. A big malt presence follows with toasted malts and brown sugar sweetness. Taste of sweet caramel, toffee, yeast, and biscuit. Some booze in the taste. The hops and malts balance each other well for a big overall taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly sticky. Some alcohol heat is felt. Finishes fairly dry.
Overall: A very good Strong Ale. Bold in both the hops and malts. Well balanced and very tasty.
11-24-2012 07:09:50 | More by MattyG85
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
bomber into a duvel tulip
bottled on 10.25.12
pours a deep mahogany color with a tan khaki head thats leaves lacing all over the glass
pine, earth, fruits, and some oak. almost like an ipa
taste is hoppy and malty but almost sweet. the alcohol is in there but not overpowering
overall a great beer. this should come in a 6 pack
11-24-2012 03:47:46 | More by ikantspel
4.48/5 rDev +7.4%
A - A rich mahogany, deep amber brown. Lots of head and sticky lace left all over the glass. The way a good brew should look.
S - Brown sugar, cinnamon. Finishes with a nice alcohol presence.
T - Wow, tasty! Huge sweet malty backbone up front, finishing with a nice bitter kick. Brown sugar, molasses.
M - Full bodied, medium carbonation.
O - If you like the Bastard, you need to try this one. This might be the peak of the Bastard series. Very well balanced and damn tasty.
11-24-2012 01:50:41 | More by BeerDawgs
4.14/5 rDev -0.7%
22oz. bomber poured into a tulip glass.
A- a beautiful ruby/amber with a billowing beige head. Very nice lacing down the glass.
S- dank, earthy hops, with a hint of caramelized sugar sweetness. Some oak notes as well.
T- Big hit of dank, earthy hops up front. Pine, tobacco, a hint of grapefruit Middle of the sip the malts come in. Heavily caramelized sugar, like the top of a creme brulee. Oak notes, vanilla, some light tannins. Back end, a grapefruit type bitterness hits hard, and lingers loooong.
M- Heavy side of medium bodied, and slightly creamy. Dry on the back end, and with this much hops, that's expected.
O- Heavy on the hops, but as it warms, the malt bill comes out a little more. Complex, and makes a nice companion through a football game.
11-23-2012 01:56:10 | More by JWU
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
Bottle to snifter.
A - Murky amber colour, slightly translucent. Half a finger of light brown head.
S - Sweet caramel and citrus hop aromas dominate up front. Some pine, spice and toffee notes also present. Well balanced nose.
T - Big sweet malt presence up front with caramel and toffee flavours present. A good hop bitterness is present with citrus and pine flavours.
M - Medium body, creamy. A lot of sticky hop oils are present. Light carbonation.
11-22-2012 20:17:17 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
Aroma is rich and hoppy with a floral and pine bouquet. Hints of tropical fruits are present.The hops are quite dominating in the aroma while the malts are very light and almost missing.
The appearance is deep ruby copper amber with a beige color head. The head was dense but plain. Good attenuation.
You can taste all three Bastards there each have sutle nuiances. Another thing is that the taste seems to be a front loaded juggernaut while the back end is smooth and refined.
Not as hoppy in the taste as one would expect being the nose had a good hop aroma. More malty tasting. The ending is dry with oak and bitter into a lingering aftertaste.
A good beer with depth of flavors and complexity. I love arrogant bastard its a good beer no doubt but I don't know yet if I dig this one yet.
11-22-2012 12:52:18 | More by micromaniac129
3.9/5 rDev -6.5%
A: Bright amber color, crystal clear, with a fingers worth of a creamy light brown head (dissipated to a lacing after a minute or so). Decent alcohol legs for only being 8.5%.
S: Huge wave of brown sugar hits you in the nose right off the bat. The Hops are definitely there but hide pretty well behind that enormous brown sugar smell. Nice faint Vanilla. Overall smells more malty than hoppy.
T: The flavor is honestly a real surprise in contrast to the aroma. Obviously very hop forward as this is a Bastard. There's a slight sweetness at the end that tastes caramelized and almost on the verge of a burnt flavor (not in a bad way).
M: Carbonation is pretty average. Mouth-feel is on the lighter side of creamy. A lingering dryness on the tongue.
O: The aroma threw me for a loop, I was actually really looking forward to tasting some of that brown sugar so when it wasn't there that was a little disappointing. Although after I got over the lack of the brown sugar I really enjoyed it. Had just the right amount of kick without feeling boozy.
11-22-2012 04:27:11 | More by AxesandAnchors
4/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a large snifter.
A: Pours a dark hazy brown with a 1.5finger off white head. Head settles to a thin film with plenty amounts of lacing.
S: Smells of dark fruits, oak, some vanilla and earthy pine.
T: Close to the nose. Peculiar blend of earthy pine/resin, oak, vanilla and dark fruits.
M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.
O: Interesting flavor. I don't get one over the others. Not bad but almost has that suicide flavor/feel to it. Not quite there, but still really good.
11-22-2012 03:27:50 | More by WesM63
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured from a bomber to a sam adams cup
A- Reddish copper body, 2" bubbly khaki head
S- Dank, floral, spicy hops. Vanilla, funky out of date milk, clay, strawberry like sweet malts
T- Dank funky hops, spice, vanilla, caramel malts, alcohol twang and heat, lingering grapefruit bitterness
M- Creamy body, crisp carbonation
O- No matter how hard i try to find a different way to describe it, the same thing comes to mind... Vanilla ice cream with booze in it, which fades to a grapefruit bitterness. It smells of funky milk with booze tingling the nose, in a good way. This is my second favorite Stone and a must try.
11-22-2012 01:08:06 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
22oz bottle split and poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a very clear ruby with a 1.5 finger mostly white head. Gets a little rocky over a minute or two, ample carbonation. Leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Get a malty yet very hoppy brew. Reminds me of a stinky cheese shop I went to as a kid. Fruits are in there too, dark ones like fig and plum.
T: Very complex blend of ales here. Has a sweet tone, but also a lot of hop and malt oomph. Still that signature stone taste, yeast? Also the oak comes through almost as a maple syrup.
M: Fairly creamy mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Could be considered a little syrupy and sticky from the hops but it suits it well.
Overall I like this blend. Very interesting and to see how the different flavors meld together. Would have it once or twice and recommend giving it a go.
11-21-2012 23:30:23 | More by CloudStrife
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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