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

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93
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91 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
Beer added by: FosterJM on 06-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2009 Quingenti Millitre Bourbon double bastard 500 ml released 6/12

Something about Stone db - I rarely enjoy it fresh, but put a couple of years under its belt and WOW. So I knew the key to this one for me would be how well the bourbon aging meshed with those super strong malt characteristics they brew into this beer.

As it turned out with BA db, the bourbon/malt flavor blend is excellent, and when the alcohol fades just a bit more in another 6-12 months, this one will be killer.

Poured into a snifter amber/dark with a thinnish head. Warm aromas of bourbon, bit of hops and maltiness present.

The bourbon is medium strong - read slight alcohol burn - but I'd say in another year will be toned down perfectly. Circling July 4 on the calendar for my 2nd bottle. For now, it's still very tasty; the sweetness of the bourbon blending very well with the extra malty punch they brew into 2xbastard...plus a slight dark fruitiness that I associate with barleywines. After I swallowed and let the initial taste melt in my mouth, the secondary flavors, vanilla, toffee, caramel, lingered nicely.

Can't wait till next year to open that other bottle.

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2010 edition (edition might not be the right word here, but hey, what can I do?)

Served on tap to a 10/12 oz cup, nothing special (except the beer).

All that I do not like in Double Bastard is gone here, and what I like in Double Bastard is still here, multiplied.

A: Dark brown/redish, cloudy, with a thin head that dissipates quickly leaving almost no lacing.

S: malt, malt, malt, sweet awesome malty beer. Vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, more malt, more booze, sweet goodness. Some hops somewhere, paying a lot of attention. Those super obvious hops in double bastard are almost gone here.

T: slight bitterness from the almost disappeared hops up front, and then it hits you all at once. Similar to the aroma. Tons of malt, vanilla, bourbon, fruits, sweetness, dark sugars, back to vanilla. Super complex beer. Amazing!

M: thick as expected, low carbonation, full body. Feels good and warm in the mouth.

O: A-W-E-S-O-M-E

I'm so looking forward to going to San Diego and our reservation in the Stone Bistro next weekend!

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