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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Stone’s Double Bastard Aged with/in Oak


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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
On tap at Duckworth’s Charlotte, NC. Pours and orangy amber with thick white lacing. Aroma shows caramel, whiskey and coffee, and some earthy spices (nutmeg? allspice?). Starts with a sweet malty taste but bitterness rises quickly and overpowers the spicyness and malty character. Ends long and aggressively bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Aged with French Oak Chips, served at Naja’s Place 10/7/2010

Appearance: Pours a dark, translucent amber with a creamy tan cap of film.

Aroma: Brown sugar, big oak and vanilla.

Taste: Tannic, medicinal like wood notes, bitter hops, brown sugar and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and sticky with low carbonation.

Overall: Still bastardish. The aging made it slightly less aggressive, but the oak aging in this instance, makes the beer just as bold as a fresh bottle of Double Bastard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Double bastard aged on American oak. Tap at smallbar Logan square... Pours a darker copper caramel brown with a thin film of off-white head... Aroma of a mild spicy woodiness combined with a decent degree of caramel and toffee malt. Some pine and turpentine... Flavors are consistently online with nose with an apparent woodiness, some spice and an assertive everlasting lingering bitterness. Well hopped and heavily woody. Almost on the fringe of being a little too much but didn’t teeter over that fine line. 8/4/7/4/15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsf23mr (217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Drank on vacation in Denver, CO. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Taste is of dark fruits, malts, and nuts. Aroma is much of the same.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
I had the pleasure of having this bottle on video on the brand new RateBeer chat site. This bottle did not say "oaked." However, the bottle art indicates so. A wonderful beer. Very attractive with a rust color and a tan head that never did go away. Nice feel. Aroma and flavors of dark fruit, rich malt, vanilla, and background hops. A delicious beer that, like other Stone offerings, has a cool attitude. Big alcohol and big flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2010
holy crap, this is easily the most complex and strongest bodied beer i have ver had, like the label says, you are not worthy. i was wiuse enough to take all night with this one, not because of the abv, which i can hande, but because of the flavor, drink this too fast and it will become too much for my palate. high hoppiness of the stone trademark, with a buttery maltiness, and ending with the oak smokiness. unbelievable beer that doesnt come around very often. would love to see the typical proud bud drinker take a taste of this and see their face! hilarious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Sampled @ Stone Oakquinox. Pours opaque deep reddish brown with a nice creamy beige head, nice lacing. Dark fruits, citrus hops and oak really burst through the nose. Medium-heavy on the palate with some sticky bitterness from the hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
On draft at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens for Oakquinox (Escondido, CA): I’ve been wanting this one for a while, and so I happily started Oakquinox with two full samples. It was all worth it. Pours a deep amber color, thin light white head. Full-on tannic aromas coupled with solid flavors of sweet caramel, toasted bread, lots of warm vanilla, oak, bitter pine hops, and peppery alcohol heat. Thick body and a balance that’s just matchless. Drinkability: Oh so dangerously drinkable. Pairing: Scottish salmon with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and a red wine reduction. Rebuy: Ummkay. #407 on 19042010, DG.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Crushed at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids on tap. About what I expected. The oak flavors mingle with the huge malt and hop profile of this brew to create all new flavors. Still prefer the original Double Bastard, but this is still one hell of a delicious beer.


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