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Double Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

91 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 32
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FosterJM on 06-17-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2009 Double Bastard aged in Bourbon Barrels. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep amber with an off-white head and nice surface bubbles.

Smell - Incredible bourbon and oak barrel notes. No booze, but also not much of the base beer on the nose.

Taste - Bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Caramel malt. Still has quite the hop presence of Double Bastard. Bitter and oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Not boozy. Not very thick, either. Oak and hops make the finish a little harsh.

Overall - Loads of vanilla. Excellent barrel flavors. I never would have thought the base beer a good candidate for barreling, but this worked out nicely.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a Jack's Abby snifter. Brewed in '09 and bottled in '12, part of the QM series. Thanks Tom (airfoil) for the bottle!

A- Pours a dark brown that has some translucency but for the most part is fairly opaque. Just a very thin head forms that recedes to a flat top, fairly minimal carbonation.

S- Balanced bourbon, dark fruits, raisins, figs, caramel, oak. Nice subtle complexeties, could be more aromatic though.

T- Light bourbon, sticky caramel, slight sweet cherry with just a very faint tartness. Decent overall but I'd like the bourbon to come out more and the flavors to be intensified in general- it's a little bit duller then I'd like.

M- Medium bodied to a little bit on the thicker side, coats the palate with a nice stickiness, not much carbonation but I'm fine with that, very drinkable.

O- This was a decent beer however I had slightly higher expectations for it. The bourbon was very subtle however it did do a good job at balancing the other flavors out. Overall it wasn't as flavorful as I would have liked it to be although it was still very drinkable. This is definitely worth trying however I don't think it is worth the price tag they had on it (don't remember exact price but I think it may have been $20).

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Received in a trade a while back. This is the 2009 vintage, 2012 release.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a very nice clear super deep garnet/ruby hue with a big light mocha nearly three finger creamy head that fades slowly to leave light and sticky lacing along with a nearly 1 finger blanket. Best 500mL Stone appearance yet.

S - Aromas of rich oak, caramel, raisins, malts, light dark fruits, leather notes along with light alcohol as well. Nice bourbon notes as well, however, somewhere in the middle there is a weird slightly "off" aroma. Not infection off, but almost like a spoiled note.

T - Taste is older hops, lightly bitter, caramel, brown sugar, light bourbon, flashes of vanilla. Finish is awfully sweet with dark fruit notes as well. Not quite cloy but close. The oddity in the nose does not appear in the taste, though even with that oddity in the nose the nose is still better than this tastes.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty good, lighter carbonation but still pretty easy drinking.

O - Overall, let down again by a Stone 500mL. Really not worth the effort on these, quite unfortunate, especially considering how good the appearance was.

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Double Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.