takelondon (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Nice dark appearance with brown head. Aroma of citrus, pine, hops and notes of caramel. Taste was mostly bitter with some very light sweetness. Not my favorite, but not bad.
Hokeman07 (15) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a good Full body flavor. The malt gives a caramel taste with the hop aftertaste which is delicious.
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NateSeats (15) - Barlborough (nr Sheffield), Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beast has a lot to it. You get licorice, sweet alcohol and hops in the nose. Very pleasant indeed. Then along with the obvious hefty malt and pungent hops you’d except there’s a flavour I can only describe as marmite followed by a bitterness that almost hurts. Very interesting and well worth trying even if it isn’t exactly to my taste.
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For me: Yes! Found another great reddish ale to add to the collection. 7.2% ...nice color, perfect hoppiness
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its not bad but its just not flavorful enough as the double bastard or the oaked arrogant bastard i prefer those
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red amber in the glass. Cream-colored head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Tasted like burnt caramel. Light on the palate. Decent.
MTNMAN509 (14) - Goleta, California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good stuff. Skunky aroma, a little bitter, yet easy going. This was very enjoyable to me. I give props to the fine brewers over at Stone for this one. Go so cal!
beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best ales I've had. A very dark, deep red, and a nice head. A full bodied ale with a great taste, can't wait untill my local pub gets the Double Bastard.
micheller (14) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 this is the most hoppiest beer i have ever had. this is a good beer i like this one pretty well...i won't be using this in my crock pot.
beerabill (14) - Silverdale, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great American beer. I was stationed in Germany for a year, and this is better than anything I tasted there.
Bottle: Dark brown color, nice very light tan head. Smells sweet carmel. Tastes fantastic, bottle description is right it is "sophisticated" smooth bitter carmel hoppiness. Rolls down very smooth. I will be visiting this brewery on the next visit down to SOCAL. Superb.