mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
i thought the arrogant bastard was great but this one tops it. like the name says its twice as good
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I expected this to be super malty and bitter, but I was wrong. This beer is well balanced, with a nice mouth-feel and gentle after taste. I got this at Woodland Wine Merchant in Nashville.
firemarshal (205) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter. Dark red color, dense small head. Aroma is toasty, resin, earthy, caramel, honey, banana. Flavor is powerful, with plenty of hops, roasted coffee caramel. Full bodied, sticky, lots of carbonation, extra bitter finish. Doesn’t live up to the diatribe on the back of the bottle, but pretty good.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - MAY 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a very bubbly tan head. Caramelly malty aroma. Strong malt flavor with a sweet hoppy finish. You can definately taste the alcohol, but it’s much smoother than I expected for something so potent. Great stuff!
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy dark amber with thick creamy off-white head. Very complex aromas including brown sugar, marmalade, dried fruits, and a bit of heat. Tastes don’t disappoint. Burnt sugar, musty ripe apple big all around but with a nice hot/malt balance. Medium-thick mouth-feel. Candied apples, and hop bitterness echo back and forth playing tug-of-war for my attention in the finish. Like many big Stone beers; very good, but not something I would be interested in all the time.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear reddish brown with a thin tan head. Sweet, complex aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, and citrus and pine hops. The hops take over on the palate. The sharp bitterness of the citrus hops is balanced very nicely with loads of sugary malt. The alcohol shows through on the bitter finish. This is a very big beer that makes even it’s smaller brother seem timid by comparison.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a strong floral aroma. Complex flavor on the palate of juniper, apricots with a syrupy mouth feel. The alcohol is cleverly concealed behind the wall of complexity.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 22oz bottle. I’m not the biggest AB fan, but the Double is great. Pours reddish-brown with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, vanilla. Taste is similar but sweeter, maltier, bigger; not overwhelmingly bitter at all. Very well-balanced. The abv definitely gets you, though.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle. Color is a nice gleaming dark red. Pretty nice looking with a little creamy toffee colored head. The aroma is of course similar to arrogant bastard...but on steroids. Aroma of sweet syrupy candied apples, sweet malts, and not much hop aroma to speak of at all. The taste i very smooth upfront with malty sweetness coming through, followed by an almost over the top bitterness for a strong ale...but it works well for this beer. I wouldnt mind trying an older bottle to see if the malt shines through over the bitterness after a couple years. Good stuff!!!
brstp (201) - - MAR 1, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2006 bomber. Almost opaque ruby brown color, lasting khaki head. Strong aroma that I could smell from a yard away of wheat, brown sugar, strawberry, lots of stuff -- insert aroma here, this beer probably had it. Bracing bitterness the whole way through but also extremely smooth and drinkable. Starts sweet before the "punishing" (sorry Stone, it ain’t that bad) attack on the palate. Taste of berries, brown sugar, creamy mouthfeel. Awesome beer!