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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 18/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Tasted at the 5th Annual (2008) Triple Rock Firkin Fest. This American Strong Ale poured a medium amber color from the firkin. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel malt, earthy hops and a bunch of oak. A medium to full bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are grapefruity and floral. The oak flavors are mostly in the back end and the finish. Yeah it’s double bastard and all that implies, but the oak aging has mellowed the beer a little, the oak and malts go well together here. Another beer that does very well as a live firkin ale. Very smooth taste. Nice soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 From the Firken fest, a sweet taste that hides the booze well. Nice reddish brown color to it. The oak flavor comes through a it strong for me, but its nice and tasty nonetheless. Much better than the oaked arrogant bastard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
Poured at Firken fest, listed as on American oak, a golden brown with medium sized white head. Aroma has a huge oak presence along with a floral hoppiness and some caramel sweetness. The flavor is a well blended compilation of toasted oak, vanilla, floral citrusy hops and a smooth caramel sweetness. The palate is sticky with a slight hop drying and an alcohol warmth. This is a great beer from cask. The low carbonation and higher temp help to bring out and blend the flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Dark golden brown. Everything seems to hit at once. The hops, oak, and alcohol could definately be considered over the top however it has some sort of earthy balance which keeps it drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 On American oak cask, 2007 batch at Stone brewery on Double Bastard night. This time it was a totally different monster than the regular DB, huge sticky vanilla head that stuck with it the whole way, aroma is substantially changed, wreaking of fresh oak wood, hops and nutmeg. The oak was all over this beer’s flavor as well, with caramel and vanilla. Great stuff that finished smooth. Warming alcohol complements the sweet earthy flavors. Major step-up in my book from the bourbon barrel version sampled shortly before. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Tap @ 2007 Strong Ale Fest. Poured a slightly hazed dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was piny and malty with dry woody notes. The flavor was a mix of pine and sweet malt. Some vanilla notes with wood. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
I like this beer a lot, on tap at 2007 SD SAF. Like the normal double bastard, but somewhat dulled down hoppiness, and nice vanilla oakiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
On tap at Stone Bistro. Brownish orange with hardly a head. Flavor has a lot of vanilla but even that can’t hide some of the boozy flavor. The best DB of the night. Caramel and vanilla o’plenty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: Double Bastard 2006, French Oak
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy dark amber, creamy beige head, solid sheets of lace
Aroma: strong earthy hop aroma on rich dark caramel malt with a hint of oak
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of hops are followed by a strong oaky character, lots of vanilla sweetness, touch of alcohol in the finish
Overall: best. beer. ever.

Name: Double Bastard 2006, French Oak
Date: October 07, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: duckworths
Appearance: muddy dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big sweet caramel and oak aroma
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of balancing oak, vanilla sweetness reballances the heavy oak, long bitter finish

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

Name: Double Bastard American Oak
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, creamy beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with light oak mixed with earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of oak flavor mixed with the earthy hops and backed by the rich dark caramel malt, sweet vanilla balances the heavy oak and earthy hops, touch of alcohol, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2007
On tap at the PP SA Fest. Pours a murky, ruddy amber color with a thick layer of fizzy off-white head. Oaky nose thats dripping with vanilla and caramel. A bit of green raisin fruit esters and some pungent white pine hops lurk in the background. The oak character is intensely prominent and dominating, although it’s presence is welcome in the aroma. Full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Some rich caramel malt sweetness up front, but this gives way to a massive tsunami of oak that crushes the palate. Before getting overly tannic, some pleasing vanilla notes come through. The edges are well rounded and integrated up front, but they get out of control in the second half of the palate, climaxing in an offensive display of alcohol heat, tannic oak, and pungently resinous hops that have retained their bitterness qualities but lost their flavor complexities. Interesting concept, and actually an improvement in some ways over the normal DB, but the finish just didn’t work for me. Smelled great, though.

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