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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Company

Double Bastard Ale

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Overall: 8.00/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.00/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 10.50%

Season: Annual

Have Another: 100%

1,214 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Amber
  • Poured slightly cloudy into my pint glass. A nice, deep tan, thick foam that was about an inch in height came out of the bottle. Retention was good with a more than usual amount of foam left behind. Thick, sheeting lacing throughout.

    Aroma has a base in bready malt with a big pine hop presence. No real heat on the nose.

    Taste is sweet up front followed by thick bread malt, alcohol burn as it goes down, and a big bitterness that mixes with the alcohol in the finish, staying behind in the after taste.

    Thick, heavy body with a medium carbonation. Drying.

    Alcohol is big in the finish and I think a little too much. The other flavors and aromas are really good. I don't think I would have a bomber of this by myself as the large flavor should be stopped at one. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Monday, January 04, 2010 at 20:43:57
  • Tasted: Monday, January 04, 2010
  • $10.99 for 22 oz. bottle