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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,407 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,407
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 101
Gots: 179 | FT: 4
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 AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of kbenson
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

kbenson, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of joecast
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

joecast, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Envelopes, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of neophilus
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

neophilus, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of kshizzle101
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

kshizzle101, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

drewone, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

brealbg, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of KevieJames
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

KevieJames, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

YCantWeNotBeSober, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Vaultdweller27, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

hiphopj5, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lukcy Basartd
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.

inlimbo77, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of JMayala
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Overall...
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.

JMayala, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

sukwonee, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Horbar, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of daledeee
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

daledeee, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ArrogantB, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

erlenmeyer, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

sergeantstogie, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SadMachine
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 11/10/12.

A- Pours a deep amber with burgundy hues and a finger and a half of off-white head that provides decent lacing.

S- Aroma of citrus, sweet caramel malts, and dark fruits. Some pine is evident as well.

T- Taste-wise I'm getting mostly sweet malts, caramel, bread, and a bit of raisin. As it warms the piney hops begin to take over. The dark fruits also come out more over time. More complex than it initially lets on. Finishes dry with a decent bitter bite.

M- Mouthfeel is medium, smooth with light carbonation.

O- Another solid ASA from Stone.

SadMachine, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of bmur112
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bmur112, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2/5  rDev -52%
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.

jtierney89, Nov 11, 2012
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,407 ratings.