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Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,884 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,884
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 103
Gots: 281 | FT: 6
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

GuttaMane138, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ilikebeer03, Dec 02, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Mersh, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Gatch
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!

Gatch, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev -3.8%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of ATPete
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

Pours a deep red/brown color with a small head that doesnt hang around for very long. A ton of sweet malts, a mild waft of alcohol and that signature, spicy Arrogant Bastard hop profile. Round creamy body, the sweetness of the malts dominate the flavor but i never once found the beer to be too cloying. Complex and layered with characteristics of all the beers blended showing their stuff. I loved it, im not the biggest Double Bastard fan and IMO this blend showed that beer wonderfully. Great job.

ATPete, Jul 10, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer review number 666! It may as well be from Stone.
At this moment I'm feeling like a Lukcy Basartd right now sitting and drinking this beer.
Looks and smells quite a bit like Arrogant Bastard- deep mahagony color with a tan head that laces the glass as the liquid depletes. Toffee, caramel and tea scents to go along with some herbal notes.
The initial hop bite is really, really good. A bright lemon citrus that I really enjoy gives way to a more bitter, grapefruit character that settles into a resinous pine. An ipa preemptive strike with a strong ale aramada following close behind. Sweetened black tea notes along with some more toffee.
It makes me think of Arrogant Bastard with the volume turned up a bit, but not quite turning into Double Bastard. Fans of those two will be happy with this fellow.
I appreciate the effort it took to write the text on the bottle and the relative ease of reading it. A very worthy brew for my 666th review.

ommegangpbr, Dec 07, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Roguer, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kingmaker, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JDizzle, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

laxer8811, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 7.99. Best by 1/31/13. Served in a Red Brick snifter.

Pours dark crimson with one and a half finger manilla head. A good bit of lace.

Smells of robust pine and citrus hops, sweet bread and trace vanilla. Nice.

Taste is big and hoppy. Pine, mango, orange peel, biscuit, pepper and a mild note of vanilla/oak. The booze is present but well integrated.

Medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Long bittersweet finish.

A big bold hop-filled strong ale. I haven't tried the oaked version but I think I like this more than either the standard or the double. Nice blend of flavors, smells pleasant and a good feel. Well worth a try if you see it. I'd certainly drink it again.

ThickNStout, Nov 06, 2012
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3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This poured dark with a ruby hue. Some yeast like speckles on the initial pour but settles down clear. Ample off white head that dwindled slowly to a nice ring and cap. Excellent retention and good legs. Nose is inviting bitter hops, grapefruit with sweet malt underneath. Oaked presence off the nose and a little pine. Hops are softer on the nose than on the palate. Slick, resiny, long finish but slightly wet with a bitter aftertaste. Body is medium heavy, a touch imbalanced, and favors the sweet aspect of the malt and citrus despite the abundance of bitterness. It’s an agreeable contradiction though at 8.5 ABV.

utopiajane, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jakea, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

OnryAndMean, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Burkbom23, Oct 31, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Reddish mahogany hue with a thick, solid 2-inch tan-colored head and good lacing

S: So much herbal, grassy, piney, and dank hops: man, this smells amazing--though there isn't much besides those hops going on here

T: More balanced in flavors--still the explosive hop flavors are there but the bitterness is balanced by a toasty, roasted caramel malt finish

F: So creamy and sticky and oily and full bodied

O: This is a fantastic beer; another great beer from Stone

dbossman, Jun 11, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22ozer with a standard Stone Brew pint glass
*Notes from Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! 11/11/12

A: Pours that same deep auburn color as the original with such great clarity to it. Produces a good half finger of persistent khaki foam head. Leaves behind some rings of chunky lace upon the glass.

S: Smells of sweet caramelized malts and dank hops by way of pine, dried herbs, and spicy citrus. Malt imparts some undercurrents of toasted raisin bread. There is a of bit of solventy alcohol vapor coming though as well. Nice aromas overall. Seems much hoppier than the original AB.

T: Hoppy out the gates with waves of pine, orange citrus, and a real danky herbalness. Big time Chinooks here. Toasted biscuit and caramelized sugars stand firm and are complimented nicely by some raisin/plum/fig esters. A slight earthy wood note but not picking up a ton of the Oaked here. There is an upper moderate level of bitterness to the beer that lingers long after the finish. Alcohol is present but not distracting. A real nice blend and a bit more enjoyable than the standard AB for me.

M: Smooth and creamy mouthfeel overall. Delivers a nice moderate physique with slight chewy consistency and even carbonation. Has a nice drying crisp texture in the finish. Some resinous hop linger action.

D: A solid blend of the three Bastard’s. Hoppier than the originally and much more drinkable than the Double. Yet still true to Stone form with the big bold flavors we have come to love in Arrogant Bastard…only slightly more accentuated I would say. Not sure if they dry hop this version but it does seem much hoppier than the original. I can do without the drabble on the side of the bottle…what a bother to decipher.

I would say definitely go for it if you are a fan of the standard.

Nugganooch, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tedho21, Saturday at 10:32 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ridgeline23, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint. Beautiful deep, dark amber with a thick white head. The head leaves quite a bit of lace down the glass. A very appealing looking brew. The smell is pretty light. Bready and caramel malts with a tiny bit of citrus hops. A little bit of a sweet fart smell that is drawing me off.
I'm glad the taste doesn't follow the smell. The hops both start and finish the taste. Citrus and pine are right up front, caramel sweetness in the middle, and a resiny, earthy hop finish. A little too sweet, but it doesn't take away from the overall taste too much. The mouth is a little thin and highly carbonated (which is odd being that fizzy is linked to bad on the bottle.)
Overall, this is a pretty badass beer, definatly a sipper, but an easy sipper at that. The price is good so I might age a few, one for 6 months and one for a year.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Jan 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

HamGlade10, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SpasmWaiter, Oct 27, 2014
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,884 ratings.