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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Batch one release. Pours a murky copper. Big burnt wood, and bourbon on the nose, and a hint of subtle chocolate. Big malt and a hint of smoke, and burnt oak on the palate. Quite good and will only improve with Age.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Shared bottle with friends. It was just a bit off. Could taste a little bit of the barrel aging, but the hops really threw it off. Maybe we just had a bad bottle.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle from Nick. Let me just cut to the chase... This beer sucks. The whiskey barrel aging makes the hops taste like dank foot odor, and the beer just falls apart being aged. Fuck this...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Darker amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention for the alcohol. Aroma is strong oak/vanilla with notes of caramel, light citrus, somewhat fruity. Medium to full body, alcohol hidden very well, very drinkable, barrel flavor dominates but there’s enough here to keep me interested. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
500, corked and baled. Thanks, J! Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts. Lots of spicy oak and some bourbon notes on the nose, along with caramel and dry leaves. Creamy thick body with moderate carb. Sweet spicy barrel character, mostly oak, on the mid palate, blended with toasty caramel and dark brown bread. Long malty, bread-crusty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle from Hollingshead in Orange, CA. Pours a foggy copper color with a very thin head. Strong, bourbon aroma with a nice hint of hops. Strong bourbon presence in the flavor. Smokey malt as well. Amazing balance and quite a strong ale. I hope Stone offers this more often.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle:   Mashed up Bourbon nose, with muted hops.   Double bastard is soft.   Barrel aging isn’t all that sweet, not as much caramel as I would have thought.   Moderately sweet, some coconut and caramel, slight bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, but it seems unfinished.   Maybe too much time in the barrel?   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   A little astringent on the finish.   Hides the ABV well, but its not as rich, smooth, or clean as other barrel aged examples of similar nature.   Factor in cost... and yeah, mediocre example.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (61) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Well, don’t get me wrong. I enjoy Stone offerings, including the Double Bastrad, their Enjoy By IPAs, and their Imperial Russian Stout, but this was not one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I got tngled in the enjoyment of this hybrid. Does everything have to be barrel aged? I think the nose is the best sense here for me, sweet and upfront booziness, but the taste does not run concurrent to my expectations. It has a bit of bite in the tail, but is like a tug of war for me, and there is no clear winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at brewery. Cloudy reddish brown with no head. Huge bourbon, molasses, cereal grain, vanilla, caramel, and oak aroma. Thick bright and oily palate. Bitter grainy taste tending more toward rye whiskey flavors than bourbon with dominant molasses, caramel, and oak notes and an almost sharp citrus finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Brewvival 2011, on tap. Hazy redddish amber body with a small creamy tan head Sweet bourbon vanilla oak floral hops and caramel aroma Big bourbon flavor some caramel oak and floral hops Med full body mod carb


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