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Double Bastard Ale - Red Wine Barrel
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
On tap @ Barrelhouse 101. Copper pour with an off-white head. Fairly resinous, piney aroma. Some red fruits, wine, and oak. Sweet caramel, some grapefruit, and light alcohol. Flavor is fairly sweet with a light bitterness. Oak, wine, pine, and grapefruit. Some wine, red fruit, and caramel malts. A touch of brown sugar and a mild tartness of grape.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted caramel malt, dark tannic fruit and alcohol aroma. Heavy sweet toasted malt, dark fruit flavor with a heavy tannic sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This should be a top 50 standout beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Brownish colored pour, tan head. Caramel, oak, booze, brown sugar, light wine notes. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at Hops and Pie, hazy reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, plum, hints of grape into some wine, oaky notes, nice sweet vanilla, hints of spice. Taste is a mix of earth, spice, some nice red wine, oak, slight grape hinto some dark fruits, lots of caramel, toffee, finishing slightly sweet, dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
10oz snifter on tap at Lackman. $9. 2012 vintage. Hazy dark red kind of brownish color. Thin off white head, leaves great thicker lace. Nice webs and splotches. As good looking as this could be, probably. Very nice fruity, lightly tropical hop aroma, maybe more so than Fresh double Bastard. Wine barrel seems to bring out tons of good red grape and wood tannic aroma that really helps to smooth the whole thing out, very mellow and easy drinking. Iím always shocked how smooth Fresh double Bastard is, and yet this is even smoother. Bigger body. Super smooth lighter carbonation. Kind of a creamy, full body. Lightly dry texture in the finish, though slightly slick through the crest. Fantastically complex and easy to sip, so tasty. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, light alcohol warmth. Amazing how good this is. One of the most impressive stone offerings Iíve had in a long time, probably since bourbon barrel IRS . Red wine barrel has worked wonders here. Still a very nice amount of hoppy bitterness still very much alive here, and an enhanced tropical fruity yet lightly vinous hop aroma is probably why I liked this so much, combined with a perfect texture and appearance. Fucking good stuff, so glad I dropped by Lackman on my way home just in case.... It ended up paying off handsomely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Malt and oak aroma with light caramel. Earth and pine flavor with light grapefruit and oak. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with earth, oak, caramel, and light red fruitiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
My least favorite DB, but still pretty nice. Combines the agressive hoppiness in DB, and both mellows and compliments it with a fruity tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6567) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft at the Lackman from notes. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor have caramel, oak, wine barrel, earthy hops, faded citrus hops, oak, tannins, red grapes, the flavor has some additional herbal spiciness. Barrel influences are noticeable, still pretty easy to drink, Iím glad I got a shot at this.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (5156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Murky rusted copper with a thick foamy sticky beige head. Intoxicating aromas with caramel, whiskey, vanilla and coconut oak char, and sweet red wine notes. Uh-mazing nose. The flavor is unfortunately a little too boozy. Thereís this sharp alcohol phenol followed by a lovely red wine barrel note with a little char, strong ale mealtimes, and a bit of whiskey. Kinda malty and nuanced caramely but loads of barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Tap @ Les Caves... Poured hazy brownish with a thin head. Still some bitterness with a strong oak presence here. Hint of wine with warming alcohol booze and dark fruits. Malty and sweet with a hint of oxidation too.


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