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RATINGS: 3974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 On tap as guest beer @ Lamppost Pizza. Small ring for a head, light lace in rings. Clear amber, sparkling. Hard to pick up aroma. Clean mouth, dry finish. Flavor was dominated by hops in a big way, harsh, piney, with g-fruit rind, citrus...shouldn’t have had it before my pizza b/c the stomach wasn’t feelin’ it. Bastard indeed. ;o 3-20-2006 Bottled. Nice rich mahogany color; clear and sparkling like champaign. Off-white, almost beige head--fully lasting, smallish to medium; nice, thick sheets of lace leaving behind a lovely, balanced patchwork. The aroma is exciting for me: it smells similar to an IPA; it’s simple, but very nice. Honey, honey-comb, fruity, floral hops, the slightest touch of pleasant juniper bushes and some mild, sweetish wheat-bready yeast. The mouth on this one is more pleasant than that of the bottle--with it’s warnings and naysayings. Fullish, lots of rich, foamy carbonation, yet the mouth retains pleasant liquidity; noticably dry. Flavor: honeycomb malts, touch of sugar, not very sweet--it’s a natural kind of sweet, like unsugared strawberries. Hops are introduced and finish with considerable, enjoyable bite. Grapefruit RIND, very bitter rind, pine, juniper and all three mix into a pungent finish that introduces and covers the alcohol. There’s some yeasty undertones throughout; tastes much like what it is: unreacted yeast. It’s lightly wheat-bready and pleastant though, mediating between your palate and the hops. Some floral hops are tastable as well, complementing the yeast and further blending the hops with the malts and creating the "honeycomb" flavor. ...loved by few... Not all aces in my book, but masterfully done. Powerful; pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Pours dark red. Smell is of rose hips and hops. Taste is bitter like a strong IIPA. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 16, 2005
A great beer. Certainly on the strong side with gobs of hops. Bitter yet smooth, a perfect blend with the cheese raviolis I just had for dinner!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
A beautiful pour, with rich color and great frothy head. A prominent nose of flowery hops. A great initial sweet taste of malt and a hint of honey, which blends smoothly to the huge hop finish. Great beer. Had it on tap in San Diego.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Smells dry and roasty. dark brown/red color with tan head that lasts. Very chocolatey with a strong bitter finish that lingers on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Very roasty aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
What has not already been said about this beer hundreds of times. A great American strong ale. Big malt Big hop and great depth. Great mouthfeel and wonderful finish. I wont go ito depth here. Everyone else has said it. Except much better on tap than out of the bottle which is still pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Big, like all Stone beers. On draught at Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia. Small but tight head. Big hoppy nose with plenty of malt coming through. Reddish color. Lots of hop bitterness at first then the malt comes through. Bitterness lingers for a long time on the tounge. Might he slightly too malty for my tastes but still a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2005
This rocked. First brew of the day at Mike’s going away party. Very hoppy, tasted of spices, chocolate, hints of pine. awesome dark appearance with perfect amount of tan head. great way to start the day at liar’s

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
2000th rating, I am finaly worthy. Bottle, with big thanks to BeerLimey for this. Deep chestnut, lasting yellow beige head and good condition. Initial hit of sweet chocolate malt before the blast of spicy resinous hops takes over, big mouthfull of roast barley, sweet caramel malt, pine resin, menthol and mouth tingling hops. Excellent restrained hop bitterness, raw grain and toffee linger into the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Brilliant deep red pour with reocurring tan head. If you like hops you wont mind the bitter finish at all, I don’t. It really has some kick but the alcohol is hid well and for my taste is well balanced. This is what I wanted Double Bastard to taste like and I stand by my statement that if you add a shot of vodka to this beer you will in deed have created Double Bastard. This reminds me of a more bitter Bigfoot Ale.


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