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RATINGS: 2310   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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This is a lacerative muther of a beer. The evil big brother of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is strongly suggested you stay far, far away from this beer. Those foolish enough to venture close enough to taste will experience a punishingly unforgiving assault on the palate. íCourse thereís always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head that laces and red color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet, medium fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel, nutty, medium fruit-cherry immediately followed by hops bitterness. By mid beer the alcohol aftertaste becomes more pronounced. Big beer. Occasional. OK carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 18, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Vertical, Cellar Stock
Words: vertical 2004-2006
Appearance: the 04 is muddy and the others are clear
Aroma: the 04 has much more of an earthy hop aroma compared to the sweet fruit of 05 and 06, the 06 has very light aroma
Flavor: the 04 has the richest best balanced flavor that gets sweeter and hotter as you move forward, the 06 is quite hot and alcoholic, 04 is the clear winner

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: *** /4

Name: Turbo Bastard
Date: December 01, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: clear amber, frothy beige head
Aroma: funky malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: oaky malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, long bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2000
Appearance: hazy dark amber, fine dirty white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with just a touch of earthy hops
Body: big body
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, touch of vanilla sweetness, sweet character has an alcoholic edge, light earthy hops, lasting bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Vintage: 2001
Aroma: big rich malt aroma with lots of earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, long bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 02, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Vintage: 2002
Appearance: Hazy rust, whispy tan head
Aroma: rich malty aroma
Flavor: flavor has lots of bitterness, strong winey fruity character, complex, hard to classify, maybe an english barley wine

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Vintage: 2002
Words: vertical
Aroma: sweet carmel aroma with lots of earthy hops
Flavor: mild malt flavor, light bitterness

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Vintage: 2002
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, fine dirty white head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel malt flavor, well balanced with lots of earthy hops

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Vintage: 2003
Aroma: light malt aroma with a hint of hops
Flavor: lots of bitter hop flavor on a carmel malt background

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Vintage: 2003
Appearance: muddy dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of earth hops
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, earthy hops add some balance but the malts are the dominant character at this point

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: December 18, 2004
Mode: Draft
Source: Freakin Frog, Vegas
Vintage: 2004
Appearance: red, frothy tan head
Overall: big rich malt flavor, touch of sweetness, hint of fruit character, mild and deceptive, once warmed the aroma and flavor take on a very rich fruity characer, still very deceptive

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Vintage: 2004
Words: vertical
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma with mild earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet carmel malt flavor, well balanced, a touch of piney sweetness

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Vintage: 2004
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of alcohol
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, light earthy hops add just a touch of balance, even maltier than the 2003, picks up an astrengent bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: muddy dark amber, scant beige head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma with just a hint of earthy hops
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of candy caramel sweetness, light earthy hops, oxidation showing stronger than any other year sine 2000 in the vertical

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: muddy dark amber, fine beige head, lots of scattered lace
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma with a hint of floral hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, nice candy caramel sweetness, earthy hops add a touch of balance
Overall: although the hops are as diminished as any in a 03-06 lineup, the malt character stounds out the best, 06 and 07 are breaking from the pack with this strong candy sweetness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: opaque dark burnt amber, fine dirty white head
Aroma: sweet candy caramel malt aroma
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of candy sweetness, nice spicy charactwr to balance the sweetness, light bready character, light earthy bitterness add just a bit of balance, a sweet spice christmas cake, long alcoholic finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, peppery alcohol, fruity sweetness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, balancing bitterness, dark fruits, long bitter bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Dak copper with a lasting off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit and caramel and plenty alcohol. Sticky sweet malty flavour with lots of citrus hop and bitterness, and again, plenty alcohol

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Storm]
Pours a wonderful red with a small creamy yellowish head. Aroma is packed with American hops and a light caramel background. Fine, creamy mouthfeel. The flavour nearly burns with all those hops. Light caramel and chocolate behind it. Some woody tartness as well. A bit too unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
[Courtesy of Storm, session @ yespr] Deep amber with tiny short lasting head. Sweet hoppy aroma with caramel notes. Sweet vinious flavor with hops, caramel, ripe fruits and caramel. Strong alcohol notes. Ends bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Very strong aromas of roasted malt, pine and perhaps citrus. Luminous mahogany color (under halogen) with a tannish head that went up and down quite quickly. Medium to full body with very smooth carbonation. The flavor starts very malty, but there is an awful lot of hop to nearly balance it. The finish is rather sweet, but the hop continues to build. Thereís a lot of malt and hop, but it could stand more bitter. Heat was hardly noticeable, and didnít interfere with the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Clear red-brown with a creamy bubbly beige rather short lasting head leaving a good creamy lacing. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, caramel. Great mouthfeel. Sweet nice malty alco bombing hoppy flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottle. Good brew. Dark brown hazy hue with a average frothy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and smoky tone. Flavor is heavy with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a moderate alcohol finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. 2003. Lots of plum and apricot flavors, strong and syrupy. overall a nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2009 bottle. A: The pour is a clear, dark copper color with a lot of red notes to it. The head is about a fingerís worth of cream colored foam. S: The nose has a nice sweet caramel, toffee, and fruit background. A lot of raisins and oranges, and a touch of floral hops. T: The flavor is very interesting and while it has the trademark Stone hoppiness, thereís a lot more going on. The flavor starts off very sweet with caramel, toffee and perhaps even butterscotch. The raisins and oranges again make an appearance in the middle and are followed by a bitter, piney finish. The biggest flaw is that the beer is a bit hot. M: The body is fantastic. Very full with an almost chewy texture and a moderate level of carbonation. The finish is surprisingly dry. D: As I mentioned before, the biggest flaw with this beer is the alcohol presence. And as the glass warms up, it comes out a bit more. This is a big, big beer, and one you canít drink too much of in a sitting.


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