dpbhoosier (51) - USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I’d been saving this one since November and was underwhelmed when I finally tried it. Malty with good hops but too much strong alcohol dominating this beer. Not upto the standard of other highly ranked beers on this site.
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have to admit that after having the Arrogant Bastard, which I didn’t really care for, I wasn’t sure that I would like the Double Bastard, as I have never considered myself a real hop-head.
Well, many thanks to Matt at the beer store for talking me into trying this gem.
This poured a gorgeous garnet color into a chalice. Great, creamy and sticky lace which lasted forever. Huge aromas of hops and malts. Incredible hop flavor balanced by incredible malt flavor. And the ABV was so well hidden that I couldn’t even taste it! This went down easier than probably any beer I’ve head
A truly great beer. Don’t pass this by. You’ll love it even if you, like me, aren’t a hophead!
Livid (49) - - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, 2011. Thick, dark, hazy copper color. Thin tan head that disappears to a white ring, light lacing down the glass. Big malty smells - molasses and caramel, muted hop notes. Full bodied mouthfeel, big malty flavors - again with the molasses, caramel, toffee, oak - and a good dose of piney hop flavor, lingering bitterness for a well-balanced profile.
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best Ale of it’s type I’ve had. It boasts a dark amber color with a brownish white micro foam head. The second you lift the glass to your mouth you smell the spicy citrus tones that also make the flavor of this brew so unique. It also leaves a pleasant aftertaste on your palette.
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy brown in color, big frothy off white head. Pineapple dominates the nose with a hint of caramel in the back round. A Big Hoppy flavor with a trace of Malts. Not as balanced as I remember it.
SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bitterness limits of my tongue was busted tenfold; fantastically balanced for a hopbomb
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great aroma better than bastard. pours very dark amber. i would say you do get more of a alcohol after taste with this beer. accidenly rated this beer a .5???
tlyx (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
maltig, karamell och nödig ton och tydlig humlebeska. Alkoholstinn så man får ta det lilla lugna. En alldeles för stor flaska, 25 cl hade räckt!
BcOneSeven (43) - Newville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice aroma. The hops are there, but not overly so. Surprisingly smooth going down, considering its brother! Balanced bitterness with and underlying sweetness. Pleasant citrusy aftertaste!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bottle) Deep amber w/ off white, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of toasty malt and fruit cocktail (a la Del Monte), specifically pineapple and peach. Seriously resinous and syrupy - not for the faint of palate - w/ plenty of bitterness and alcohol burn. Malt is distinguishable w/ caramel being prominent throughout. Lingering bitterness and syrupy stickiness. Good stuff.