firefly765 (195) - - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice ruby red with a large off white head that lasts long with good lacing. Very nice balance for an 11.2% beer. A little unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Not bad. Cant drink more than 2. Plum citrus and alcohol aroma.
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cafgen (194) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Deep red-Brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel. You can taste the alcohol from the first sip. Also has a citrusi, hoppy flavor with a sweet hint. Did not like it because Of the alcohol taste.
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bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Double Bastard. You evil fucking cunt. It’s a hop monster, it’s a malt monster... it’s a little sweet, but then it kicks you in the junk for calling it sweet. I love this fucking beer. This is a tough bomber.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone is celebrating 10 years of the Double Bastard and I was fortunate enough to have the current vintage (2009) on draft at a local beer bar. Much appreciated treat for myself.
Beer was clear and brown. Formed a thin white head (slightly yellowish bubbles) and has low carbonation. Lacing is high, its an attractive beer.
The aroma is primarily hops and malt. There is some detectable alcohol in the nose, but its not solvent-like at all.
Beer is surprisingly smooth, really high bitterness at the back of the mouth, a little (less than I expected) sweetness at the front. Sweetness in the front is primarily malt based syrup flavor. Its good. There is some alcohol in the midpalate but its not bad and is well balanced by the high hop bitterness in the back. Drinkability is fine, not high, couldn’t pound this beer, Mouthfeel is good, nice connectivity throughout the beer, good body, not thin or too thick. Beer gets a little dry after a few drinks but that’s OK. A really nice beer.
Whenever I drink a beer like this I wonder how it will age. This is one of those strong ales that I bet would get sweeter with time as the hops fell back and the alcohol warmness mellowed.
Serving type: on-tap
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with small head and sticky lace. Astringent aroma. Definite alcohol presence. Good, but not a 100 percentile.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Inviting sweet (slightly citrus?) aroma. Finish seems hoppier, more bitter than Arrogant Bastard. Great carbonation in the bottle I got. Definitely hugely alcoholic.
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber...poured into pint glass, nicely hoppy, great looking beer, a bit boozy definitely a sipper and shouldn’t be enjoyed at too cool a temperature
Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma is somewhat malty, faintly fruity. I would testify in court that there is a Tootsie roll in here somewhere. Peanut hued head is fluffy for awhile and then settles a bit. Laces slide back into the lightly foggy amber brew. The flavor is vibrant with roasty malt and bitter hops, the two forces tangling fiercely with neither winning out in the end. The palate is assaulted with the brew’s thick oily-ness, but let’s be honest, it was asking for it. Brilliantly fun and tasty ale with a mighty punch.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very, very good brew! Excellent aroma and flavor! Pours a nice amber color with a whitish head. Al lot smoother than I was expecting. A definite must try!
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 2003 bottle of tasty Stone brew. It's kinda like a cross between Arrogant Bastard and Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot. As others mentioned, it is very much like a barleywine. This beer seems to be a bit lighter on the hops than its little brother... Either that, or I'm just getting used to it. Seems to taste and smell better than regular AB. More sugar, more alcohol, less hop bite and bitterness. This evil bastard seems blasphemous as it fornicates with my innocent Rochefort Trappist glass. Well-masked alcohol flavor that's backed up by spicy aroma of delicious hops and citrusy fruits.