Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.83/5 rDev +15.8%
No point going into too much detail. You know what this beer is about.
My favorite of the bastard beers. Has the best of its three components.
Aggressive hop character of AB,
Smooth maltiness of oaked,
And straight out brashness of double.
Seriously enjoyable. Having fun picking it apart and placing where all the nuances came from.
11-14-2012 04:21:46 | More by joecast
4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
Dark amber pour, good off white head and lacing.
Pine-like hop aroma up front, dark malty bread scent fills in the spaces.
Hoppy but smooth at first sip. Heavy malt base and some detectable wood from the Oaked blend. Hop bitterness remains stiff throughout and balances the thick malty body. As it warms lingering taste of caramel and toffee and residual hints of oak.
Smooth mouthfeel carries the thick brew along quite nicely. Finishes a bit sticky but the hops dry out the aftertaste. Sip this one slowly lest the thick malt body overwhelm you.
11-13-2012 17:31:40 | More by neophilus
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Stone pint glass.
A - Dark reddish in color, a thick 2 inch head that lasts for awhile.
S - smells extremely hoppy, malts like biscuits. you can smell the booze on this one too.
T - like the smell, extremely hoppy. spicy malts and finishes with strong booze
M - heavy. Given the booze content here, I would have preferred 12 or 16oz of this rather than a 22. But i'll take it, because it's damn good.
Overall - An interesting blend from Stone. I love all three components that make up this blend so it's no shock I love this one as well.
11-13-2012 04:41:45 | More by kshizzle101
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
22oz, BBD 1/31/13
New Belgium globe
A: Pours a really pretty copper amber color. Almost clear. About a finger and a half of off white head. Very fluffy. Leaving sticky lacing immediately. Nicely carbonated.
S: Really awesome nose. Smells really fresh. Getting those fruity hop aromas, mango and citrus. But then those complex malts, caramel and toffee. And touches of wood and vanilla. Awesome.
T: Right on the tip of the tongue, you get that aggressive Stone hop bitterness. Strong flavors of pine mostly, but also some citrus hints. Also some grapefruit as it warms. bitter grapefruit. The. You get those sweet malt flavors. That caramel and slight vanilla toffee from the oak aging. It's actually pretty complex. Warming up brings out even more. Somewhat dry finish, leaving you wanting another sip. Best of the Bastards.
M: it's a big medium bodied. Very easy drinking.
11-12-2012 15:02:26 | More by inlimbo77
4.75/5 rDev +13.9%
The Lucky Bastard (Lukcy Basartd). I am employed by Total Wine & More in CA and this is an item I've been looking forward to tasting and reviewing.
Whether you buy into "The Bastard" beers' messages or not it is true that this beer is meant for a certain breed. Liking or disliking it doesn't prove if you have good taste in beer, it's a matter of if you like this style, because no other beer really tastes like a Stone Bastard.
A - The appearance is a crystal clear ruby/blood tinted dark ale color. Although appearance of a beer is one of my least important factors, this one looks outstanding.
S - The smell is not much different to the other three bastards...hoppy of course, with that slight but nice oak from the oaked arrogant. The difference comes in the malts, which dull the hops enough to make it more subtle than any of the other bastards.
T - Almost exactly as the smell. The malts that aren't as present in the other bastards make this blend the most balanced of the group. Gives the drink-ability of a lighter I.P.A. with the flavor of a true strong ale, without compromising either field.
M - Mouth-feel is smooth and silky for a strong ale. Not perfect but just about as good as it gets for a beer in this field.
This beer is fantastic. Again, it isn't for everyone but for some like me it'll be exactly what you'd hoped for. Blending all the Stone "Bastard" family into one beer that gives you all the advantages of the 3 and remarkable balance is like a dream come true to me. If you are a Stone/Bastard fan, try one if you can.
11-12-2012 10:38:08 | More by JMayala
3.9/5 rDev -6.5%
Wasn't sure what this was until I picked it up. A blend of different bastards.
Poured a very dark brown with a lighter head than others of the Bastard species.
Nose: Hops pretty much it(on the pine side)
Taste: As usual with Stone, very hoppy. This one has a nice malty balance to it but still has a very bitter finish and after taste. I can tell there is some oak aging in here.
Mouth feel is creamy and medium carbonation. Alcohol is pretty apparent, but not that high of ABV. For some reason, I like some of the other Bastards better.
11-11-2012 23:51:44 | More by daledeee
3.58/5 rDev -14.1%
Hmm, surprised I didn't review this the last time it came out because I know I've had it before. Oh well, a buddy picked one up and shared it with me, its still good. Hoppy smell that sort of leads you on about what the flavor will be. I found the flavor to have a decent bitterness but I felt like the oaked bastard really dominated. It would be interesting to learn what the blend percentages are but I'd guess its "classified'. Alcohol was noticeable and I'm sure the double bastard was responsible. This was good but I think regular old arrogant bastard may be the best bastard.
11-11-2012 23:20:18 | More by ArrogantB
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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