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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Stone’s Double Bastard Aged with/in Oak


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3241) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On draft at Beer Revolution. They said that this is last years version, so the hoppiness had faded. They were right. It pours a rather clear orangy brown color with a disappearing off white head. The aroma is sweet with fruit, caramel and light oak. The flavor is sweet and bitter with big notes of caramel, toffee and big earthy bitterness in the finish. Notes of dry oakiness prevail throughout. Pretty nice if a bit brutal in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Draft at Beer Revolution - minimal head. Slightly reddish body. Flavors of caramel and malts as compared to lots of hops. Fruits if plums and apricots. Like this because it ’s not too hoppy despite the IBUs.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (125) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 26, 2011
This Double Bastard is smoothed out with a little oak. It makes for a great beer. Very enjoyable sipper. The Oak adds just a little more reason to enjoy this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4374) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Appearance: Served up a clouded, ruddy-looking, russet-toned body with a thin, creamyish, near-white head. Smell: Bready, toasted malts encrusted with caramelized sugars, beer-soaked raisins, hints of vanilla sugar, citrusy hops, and zesty oak wood. Taste: Caramel as well as bready, toasty malts followed by layers of sweetness with another helping of brown sugar joining in. Raisiny fruitiness, later a bit of cooked apricots. Very small amount of vanilla. The citrusy, earthy hops, lightly bitter throughout, mingle well with the woodsy tannins from the French oak chips. Soft oakiness on the warm finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: A big beer, a bold beer, but it remains keenly, dangerously drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Poured reddish brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt, wood and earth hop aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biitersweet flavor to medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex standout beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
06 vintage at fobab 2010. Pours deep amber with a small light tan head. Aroma is very sweet, lots of caramel, woody and oaky with some vanilla, bourbony, just lots of rich candy notes. Flavor is sweet and bourbon, the candy again coming to the forefront with the vanilla woody notes there but more background. Sweet vanilla candy finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Sixth beer of ten at iron abbey’s beer. Bitter taste of destruction. Hoppy and murdering. Bitter taste lingers long after you’re finished.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2006 vintage on tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours hazy orangish amber with white head. Aromas of woody oak, caramel, dark malts, and a bit of caramel. Flavors of vanilla, oak, wet wood, good amount of bitter hops, and some caramel. Strong woody notes and still a good amount of bitterness even at this age. Really surprised at the amount of bitterness still left in this one. Really solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Had in San Diego. Pour is a dark amber with nice thick head from the draft. Laces super well. Aroma is nice dark malts with bark. Flavor is actually a nice balance of oak hops and malts with caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
draft at small bar logan square. pours hazy amber with off white head. a big aroma of vanilla, oak, grapefruit and piney goodness. nice oak chip character in the aroma. flavors have a nice balance of big oak chips, vanilla, grapefruit, pine, caramel, and mild oxidation. sometimes big hoppy beers work really well with oak chipping, and this is it. the oak chips provide some balance and focus for what is usually an obnoxious american strong beer.


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