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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (74) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Wow! Strong Ale fans rejoice! This is one good beer! Bastard on steroids. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (720) - USA - APR 8, 2014
Quingenti Millilitre bottle from binnys Lakeview. From the bottle: "Southern Charred", 2013 series (bottled 10/2013), batch 7, 2012 Double Bastard Ale (brewed 8/2/12 and 11/2/12) aged in bourbon barrels, 95 IBU, 12.6%. Arrogant Bastard Aleís (really) big brother, this dark amber ale is brewed with a huge malt bill and a belligerent amount of hops. Itís a heavy, bitter beast of a beer and absolutely not for the timid. 41% aged 13 months in second-use Kentucky bourbon barrels, 51% aged 10 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels, and 8% aged 10 months in charred American oak barrels. The charred American oak barrles lend intense smoke and vanilla flavors, while the Kentucky bourbon barrels add nuances of butterscotch and caramel. These meld with rich dark chocolate notes produced by Kentucky bourbon barrels that once held íStone Suitable For Cave Aging -- an imperial smoked porter tribute to Danny Williamsí to produce a very complex, well-structured beer with intense flavor." amazed that just 8% of the blend gives it such charred intensity. hops well-hidden.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (522) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2009
"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!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (531) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla notes, good amount of bitterness. I like this better than the non-BA version. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kayres (457) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Huge sweet vanilla aroma. Enormous vanilla oaky flavor, sweet bits of maple dry hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
On tap at Stoneís 2007 Double Bastard Night. Listed as 2004 Bourbon Barrel. No head, except for huge bubbles from pour. Bourbon is present in araom, but not overpowering. Nice bitter/sweetness balance, but leans sweet. Very, very delicious. Double Bastard is one of my favorite beers. I have been collecting and aging these. I now have 04,05,06, and 07. Tasted with kp, eyedrinkale, oodeftone (on BA), and darkelf.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Strong Ale 04. One of my top 3 beers at the fest. This stuff was lightly oaked, silky smooth and oh so tasty. Rich honey taste and lightly hopped. Iím hoping this will be the í05 3L, hint.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle, caged/corked. Pours the ruddy, dirty brown color youíd expect. The aroma is strictly whiskey. But onto the palate, this delivers a delicious blend of rich malt backdrop, a little California bitterness, and then the warming soul of whiskey barrels. Work of art, here. (#5445, 2/25/2014)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1302) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
500 ml caged and corked bottle (labeled as Southern Charred), bottled October 2013. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours a murky hazelnut brown color with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little while. Thereís also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit (raisins), and wood. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some plums, dark bread, candied oranges and a little bit of peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is full, itís syrupy and creamy with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good brew. Itís pricey at $19.99 a bottle, but definitely worth trying. Iíd consider buying another bottle if I found some again.


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