TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have to admit to being a fan of both the barley wine
style and of Stone Brewing. It is not a surprise therefore, that
I took great pleasure in imbibing Stone’s Double Bastard. The
experience begins with a delicous aroma. A strong malt sweetness
is followed by a light hop bitterness finished with a mellow sweet
aftertaste. This is clearly a beer of many elements. I am only happy
to try and discover all of them.
dcarri99 (1) - San Diego, USA - APR 10, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, fulfilling beer. Nicely balanced, as the abundantly fragrant hops are kept in check by the nutty, caramelly malt.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one intense beer! Lives up to the warning and is twice the bastard of the original...Deep glowing red, complex aroma floral, fruity, spicey, sit down before you take a sip, flavor is amazing, Sweet malty ness balances the tons if hops added givng this beer a spicey sweet flavor, hints of pineapple/grapefruit in finish. Complex and not for the daliy bud drinker!
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Liquid Arrogance? More like Liquid Fury! A distinctly stronger brew than the first Arrogant Bastard, I gave this one a 2 in the Palate, just because I’m honestly not sure I could handle two in a row. This beer has lots of everything: very malty with hints of chocolate and other tastes my palate is not sophisticated enough to understand, lots of carbonation, lots of hops, and a DARK red color that is scarey! If you aren’t a hop-head, beware of this beer, and Stone’s other brews! Quite simply, you’re not qualified to apprechiate it. What a great beer . . .
legion242 (2223) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep russet ruby color; Head was firm with good lace; Aroma was esthery/grapey-bubblegum. Alcohol is very eveident- went STRAIGHT to my head. Lots of malt balnced well with the huge amount of hops- they played well together. Stayed very grapey through the glass, which I found strange. ’Palate Destroyer’ is definitely a proper nickname for this one!
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Double Arrogant Bastard, a.k.a. ’Palate Destroyer.’ This is a very serious beer... a 10% ABV barleywine style ale. The nose is sugary, featuring some toffee scents and some slightly floral and woody notes. This thick, almost viscous ale enters with sweetness as it first touches the tongue, but then attacks the palate with an intense bitterness. Finish is long, with a sustained bitter attack. IBU around 75-80 according to the brewer.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light reddish-brown; aroma of dying embers, toffee, cherry cheesecake, earthy hops; this is thick! thick! thick!. Similar flavour profile to Bastard but a lot bigger; dry finish with the highest Lovibond crystal malts involved.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep ruby red/copper. Thin head and lace. Nose of complex malts,chocolate,caramel, and slight fruitiness. Very inviting. Medium to almost slightly thick bodied, chewy malt palate, sweet with fruity impressions,along with caramelized brown sugar make a damn tasty,full flavored and rich brew. Then you swallow and the hoppy bitterness explodes in your mouth, drying it and begging you to take another sip of this bad ass MF’er and to do it all over again. Awesome balance. These guys dont play around, I cannot wait to try the ther other offerings. Gusler...thank you my man!
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 Sweet and malty nose; very fresh-smelling and inviting. Ruby red color. Huge hop boquet. Smooth & sugary. Strong and rather intensely flavored. Earthy, grassy, warm, wholesome, rounded and complex. Heavy mouthfeel. Shovels of tasty hops... but gentle, in a way. Not overly bitter. 'Different,' but very enjoyable.
hophead1962 (11) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The label for this beer is hysterical. It pretty much says you are not worthy of this beer. It is a fine beer that isn’t for the ’less experiecned’. Not the beer to give your Bud drinking friends. Great hoppiness, almost a grapefruit-like bitterness.