Double Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Arrogant Brewing

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Double Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedDouble Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Brewing
California, United States
arrogantbastard.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by FosterJM on 06-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Beersnake1
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2009 vintage. Poured from fridge temp. Pours a mahogany with little carbonation. A slight hiss when the cork is popped. Smell is a sweet Double Bastard. The bourbon and age have definitely mellowed the hops and bitterness. Getting some dark fruit as well. Taste is interesting. A sweet bitterness. I think it might have been in the bottle for a little too long. Definitely bourbon and the bitterness on the end is still there. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, good but I should have cracked this a couple of years ago.

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Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share courtesy of Rich. Big rich wooden notes abound, smoky, caramel, stinging palate. Sip, savor and enjoy.All the best Double Bastard has to offer, enriched with some nice barrel aging. Tasty.

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Photo of jpjpjp
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of More_betterness
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rothobinide
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of jeff1973
4.3/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Barhoppin13
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of stevec32
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of BigV
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of TheBoog013
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of LaurenGuy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of rkarimi
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of RaijinQ
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Double Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Arrogant Brewing
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