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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Stone’s Double Bastard Aged with/in Oak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a hazy dark amber with medium off-white head. Aroma brings out toasted caramel, woody oak, and still loads of hops detectable. Flavour is quite complex, full of toasted caramel, quite a bit of the oak, and lots of hops. Loads of depth in here, with the toasted oak adding a wonderful element on this. Excellent stuff - even better than the base beer.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2013 Total Score: 3.7
On tap at PIB, pours a hazy amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma of wood chips, caramel, and still quite a big punch. Flavour brings out loads of wood chips, caramel, and piney hops. A nice mix of wood and hops, with a solid caramel malt backbone. Very solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap pours dark amber (like the regular double bastard) with a tall frothy khaki head. The aroma is smooth barley grains toasted oak with some sweetness. The flavor is modest on the oak, just a little hearty earthy element and a light vanilla and softness. There is also a spice, a tang that I don’t recall in the base double bastard. Nice big barley wine like beer with a lingering spice and sweetness. Listed at 11.2% Drinks easy, very easy even as it warms. Soft carbonation and lingering drying palate make it interesting and adds some roundness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
Nice amber color, good foam. Piney hop aroma with a piney & slightly citrus flavor. Somewhat acidic with a strong warming feeling. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
On tap at Stone Oceanside. Pours deep amber/red with medium offwhite head and good legs. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dried fruits, floral/woody notes and pine resin. Taste is bold malty sweet to start with a tinge of grassy bitterness. This follows into a sharp oaky alcohol with touches of campfire/char and a nice bittering. Finish is bright and dulls into a sweetly bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap @ World of Beer Tempe. Burnt tangerine/plum colored pour with a small eggshell cap that slightly outgrew the glass. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cocoa, pepper, raw wood, charred marshmallow, and campfire. Thick and syrupy. A treat and surprise find!
Earlier Rating: 11/13/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Sampled on cask @ Papago. Didn’t come close to living up to expectations. The traditional Double Bastard is so tasty, wanted additional complexity and it missed the mark. Aroma and flavor possess more wood when warmed but not the brown sugar, vanilla, and dark fruit that the original expressed. Nice 1/2 inch latte head sits above a garnet body but he carbonation in the mouth is lacking. Good not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfrato (110) - - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at backcountry pizza. Smokey oakey sweet delicious amazing beer. Beautiful red color. Oakey aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tasted at SIBF 2013. Ruddy, hazy orange. Smells exactly how you’d think it would -- it’s DB with oak. Like a double IPA with a bunch of extra malt thrown in, and bumped up a notch with the wood. Oak comes through more in the flavor than in the aroma -- it’s got just the right amount. Biggest note: vanilla. Could be from the oak, but it really tastes like there were vanilla beans actually in the brew. A little hot, but not too much so. Really liked this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2580) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at three floyds pub. This is all oak. Nothing but wood. Reminded me more of a oak aged ipa. One dimentional and too much oak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2013 Portland International BeerFest. Can definitely find the oak in this already outstanding brew. Strong alcohol burn at the end. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ PIB... Poured deep reddish with a thin head. Nose had big time oak presence. Quite woody with a decent amount of malt sweetness and some booze. Thick mouthfeel, complex with yeast esters stone fruit characters. Toasted, charred grains, with oak and caramel or toffee too.

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