bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, and wood. Flavor of caramel, bourbon, grass, fruit, and herbs with a dry wood finish.
JoePeesie (879) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a half finger of reddish brown off white head. Nose and taste are of whiskey, wood, and sweet malts. They really did everything right with this beer when it comes to balance. While it was not a game changer it was much appreciated, and very much enjoyed.
DesertDevil (555) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark caramel with a scattered thin head. Huge bourbon nose with roasty caramel, some vanilla and a fruity note that are hard to place. Malt dominates the taste early with some bitterness creeping in before sweet bourbon takes over, leading to an increasingly boozy finish. Definitely a sipper. Itís nice, but not nearly as smooth as I expected given the age (2009).
anders37 (17614) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon and vanilla aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty bourbon caramel and vanilla flavor with weak hoppy bitter hints. Has a fruity malty bourbon caramel and vanilla finish.
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown pour, tan head. Aroma is full of big bourbon notes, vanilla, coconut, roasted nuts, prunes, raisins, alcohol. Flavor is very malty, lots of bourbon, vanilla, some molasses and raisins. Nice sipper!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml, corked & caged, classy looking bottle (2009) as an unbelievable extra from deftim13. thanks so much, Tim! pours a hazy, reddish copper topped by a thin, whispy, khaki head that leaves a razor thin ring of lace. aroma is absolutely wonderful with huge notes of sweet toffee, burnt caramel, and honey backed by rich vanilla and dark fruit notes of raisins, blackberries, grape tannins, and baked apples with heavy oak and smokey bourbon shining as it warms. flavor is spectacular as well with everything i love about aged double bastard - rich toffee, orange spice cake, caramel apples, raisins, figs, and pine resin beautifully complemented by sweet vanilla, toasted oak, hints of cocoa, and marvelously smooth, slightly spiced bourbon. palate is full bodied, rich, and bold - emobodying everything that is double bastard - with a long, lingering, semi-sweet, oak and toffee finish. overall, a simply awesome barrel aged offering from Stone.
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color with a small off-white head. Huge booze/bourbon aroma on this. Lots of dark fruit, wood, vanilla, and sugar aromas as well. But mostly booze. Things are a touch more mellow on the palate, but still fairly heavy on the bourbon. Lots of vanilla, dark fruit, nuts, and brown sugar and caramel. Really an intense aroma and flavor to this, hopefully it mellows out a bit.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at RNH. Deep amber pour. Aroma is laden with bourbon character. Oaky vanilla and fairly vineous behind the soft sweet malt. Toffeeish and a little bit of spiciness on the nose. Rich with a nice silken palate and a little bit of lingering tannic barrel character. The hops have faded in the aroma quite a bit, but they are still there - just less piny and more fruity/herbal. Peppery and a little bit chewy. Itís loaded with oaky/bourbon character but itís nice.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours an a dark amber with a tan lacing. Holy bourbon barrels batman, nice aroma, chewy almost a roasted malt chocolate bourbon feel. Viscous and big bodied with a hint of vanilla and lush fruit. A solid brew, i had me a second one.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 "now thatís a big beer. double bastard has been growing on me already, and after a couple cask and barrel aged beers at Stoneís 2009 Winter Storm Iíve come to the conclusion that they do the barrel thing really well. DB is good, this version is great (2006). Great taste, balance and complexity!"
NOT retired at Stone as of 1/09!!!