freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jsf23mr (217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
french oaked cask at papago 11/8/2009.
dark woody brown colored pour with the traditional soft cask head which is shade of beige.
the nose is extremely floral. it’s jam packed with vanilla and wood notes while the db sits somewhat quietly in the background... dust, spicy hops, grass, brown sugar and some faint citrus.
normally, db is far too sweet and syrupy for me to enjoy. but this, this is incredible! tons of hoppy dryness balances out the massive caramel malt. vanilla richness and depth complements notes of spice, brown sugar, soft wood, grass, flowers and a dry finish. pine shows up as it warms and lingers in the aftertaste.
the mellow cask texture really suits this... otherwise it might come off too brash or alcoholic. 8/4/8/4/17/4.1