785pro (10) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is by far my favorite Ale to come out of Stone Brewing. Very sweet, and hoppsy. I love the ruby red/brown color. Excellent ale.
Jeffsloane (10) - USA - OCT 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doesnt quite measure up to its cousin at any level except possibly appearance. Really the question you might be asking yourself is "why?". The it becomes glaringly obvious: 10% holy shit! So, while it doest taste as great as Arrogant bastard, this stuff can get you pretty f’d up.
Skubic448 (10) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: 10.5% ABV from Bottle, ’09 Vintage. Clean red and white screen printing.
Aroma: Very light aroma, but if you really sniff you can detect pine & alcohol.
Appearance: Murky copper/walnut with big bubbly light tan head if aggressively poured, otherwise none.
Flavor: Highly alcoholic with a big hop kick. Caramel and malty overtones and a solid yeasty spiciness too.
Palate: Silky smooth, slightly syrupy.
Overall: Gets better with every sip, by the time your done, you will probably be feeling it. 1.375 pounds of beer @ 10.5% has that effect.
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy cow this thing is strong. Nice and malty (my type of beer) with a dark amber pour and small white head. Nice thickness and body. Glad I only had one. I could feel this after just one pint. This is a bit on the sweet side and bares a passing resemblance to a scotch-style ale. If you like Stone’s Arrogant, or any of Founders various Bastards, then Stone Double Bastard will be right up your alley too.
alechimp (10) - - NOV 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Booyaka! The king of bastards! More malt, more hops, more bastard. Beautiful mahogany with rich creamy head. Great balance of mega malt and hyper hops. No alcohol comes through, just a toasty warmth. As good as expected from easily my fave brewery. Champion
ajax4 (9) - USA - SEP 18, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I know this beer is supposed to be a monster, but i don’t feel the alcohol was balanced out enough. Hops balance the malt well, but on the whole, perhaps too strong for its own good.
daniela (9) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 13, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
thick, dank, sweet, bitter, velvety, rude. reminds me of a barleywine - it’s warm going down. grapefruit aromas, intense malt and hop flavors - all balanced, but still ridiculous and self-indulgent.
ffcpa2 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent kick butt ale. Strong but not overwheming. Kind of thick/syrupy but that is good and Double Bastard passes the test as to its worthiness to accompany a good afternoon of tv football. This is definitly worth the expense to give it a try.
kevinconaway99 (9) - USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
damn damn damn damn....
This was quite a beer. ABA on steroids
pacman (9) - muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy aroma with some malt and roastiness. Beautiful amber color with a good tan head. Very clear. This is a very thick and chewy beer. Good malt base with some roast malt sticking out followed by a goodly amount of bittering. The bitter/roast flavor lingers on the back of the tongue. There is a lot going on in this beer. Damn good!