Double Bastard In The Rye | Arrogant Consortia

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Consortia
California, United States
arrogantconsortia.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
First release: October 2015
Much like the lacerative muther of a beer that is Double Bastard Ale, rye whiskey is not for everyone. Most are not emotionally or otherwise equipped to appreciate its unbridled intensity. So to sequester Double Bastard Ale in rye whiskey barrels is to conceive an experience that no doubt will be treasured by only a select few. It takes a special breed of exceptional depth to thrive under such demanding conditions and emerge with such stunning vibrancy. Namely, Double Bastard Ale. Something this sublime should never be quandered, however. Those plagued by even a smidge of self-doubt should look elsewhere. This rare treasue is strictly for those possessing the capacity to appreciate that man y will shun. Just like l do.

Drawn off unfiltered.
Aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels.

CELLAR NOTES
This beer is a close relative of Southern Charred, Double Bastard Ale's bourbon barrel-bolstered incarnation. This one is just as mind-blowing and intense, yet with elevated spice and vanilla character from the barrels. Rye whiskey melds midpalate with Double Bastard Ale's colossal hop and malt presence,Chorred, adding dimension to the beer's already deep, caramel-like flavors.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-03-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
107
Ratings:
286
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Riceskii
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monkist
4.99/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1. I love Stone.
2. I love Arrogant Bastard.
3. I loved their Bourbon Barrel version.
This is the prelude.
Now here we are with so ething extraordinary. Something extra special. Something one of a kind.
Not because I say so, but because it is so. It is a treasure. It is like velvet, it is the best adjective to describe this ale, velvet. The aroma is super complex, from different kinds of wood (barrels?) to rum, bourbon, whiskey, something really deep and full of flavor, raisins, grapes, hops, malts and whatever else. It is like the magician's hat, something unbelievable comes out of it. And at 12+% ABV! The balance with the alcohol os perfect, it its great as it is, you need to feel the power of alcohol at this level, but not booziness, it is rather eloquence.
I had the pleasure to have this beer at a hard time of our lives, when we were moving out from our apartment and every day was hard with packing. This beer felt like icing on the cake, a kind of reward at the end of the day. Thanks Stone, thanks Arrogant Consortia, thank you for this amazing, unforgettable beer!

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.14/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

2015 vintage, drain-poured immediately. This is all rye all the time, overpowering and destroying the base beer (which has not, anyways, aged well). A total mess.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveTheDog
1.48/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I rarely pour out a beer. This beer was not good - the rye was overpowering and the mouthfeel was of turpentine. I can’t recommend this to anybody.

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Photo of avalon07
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a medium brown color and a murky consistency. There was a small amount of foamy, off white head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing here.

S: A big aroma of malt, caramel, rye, whiskey, wood, and pine.

T: Tasted of a good shot of the advertised rye whiskey (more subtle than I imagined), lots of caramel (always welcome), a hint of vanilla, booze, some oak, light pine resin, malt, citrus fruit (grapefruit), and mild hops. An incredibly complex, aggressive flavor. A lot going on here, with the addition of rye whiskey a welcome one.

F: A below average amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: Stone / Arrogant likes to up the ante and this is a good example of that. Definitely worth your time.

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Photo of afinepilsner
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaltNPeppa
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma has toasted malt, rye bread, resiny hops and wood notes. Taste starts sweet and malty, some spicy whiskey on the middle, resiny hops with quite intense bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. A really intense ale, malts and hops alike, not too boozy for its really high ABV.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of twax
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skabiski
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2015 edition...shared tonight as a Chirstmas party favor. Aged extremely well, the DB base shown through the slight barrel aging, MAN, this was good! Smooth as silk, aging did nothing but make this offering more amazing!!! So sad they're not releasing any for 2017. Double Bastard, in any form, is the epitome of arrogance...and I am worthy!!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prager62
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 2016 bottle stored in the fridge since purchase. Poured in a 8oz. Stone snifter.

Look- Pours a transparent ruby red producing a couple centimeters of light tan foam that quickly settles to a thin ring. No lacing is present.

Smell- Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, mild char and some pine.

Taste- Caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, char, pine, some grapefruit and oak in the finish.

Feel- Slick and oily with a slightly bitter and hot finish.

Overall- This has aged very nicely in my opinion. While it's still a bit hot from the 13.5% abv., the taste is full of wonderful and complex barrel notes. A nice beer albeit at a premium price.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle into a vacuum stainless shaker pint by a campfire in the Ancient Bristlecone Forest.

L: Via headlamp appears mahogany with thin layer of eggshell white head with moderate retention.

S: Very subtle nose, possibly due to age. Caramel then bourbon, subtle char and vanilla, quite nice, but mute.

T: Follows the nose well, but with some spiciness. Assume from the rye, but welcomed and enjoyed nonetheless. Finishes with some sticky sweetness, mild bitterness.

F: Medium bodied with lower carbonation, easy sipping after dinner nightcap.

O: Enjoyed thoroughly, rye whiskey barrel plus cellaring plus Double Bastard is a great combination!

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nrod
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Double Bastard In The Rye from Arrogant Consortia
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 286 ratings