jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Small bar into a tasting glass for the Stone 40 tap takeover...Black pour with a thin light tan head...The aroma is the star of this beer, very strong with tons of bourbon showing throughout. Light oak, alcohol and bourbon are showed off. The beer malt character shows off with lots of chocolate...The taste is not dominated by the bourbon sadly as even though it was strong I was excited. The malts show through here in a creamy fashion, cream, vanilla and some chocolate...The beer is to light on the palate but pretty easy to drink.
One of the better beers of the night.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An aggressive and simple sweet caramelized boozy sipper with subtle brandy notes. Decent beer but far inferior to the regular version.
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Night Of The Barrel session.
The look: Cloudy dark golden body topped by a short-lived beige head
In long: Nose of caramel and a little brandy. Taste is caramel, some wood, some brandy. Brandy contribution is not overdone, if anything it is almost subtle. Lacks the hop bite of the regular Double Bastard. Alcohol is not as well hidden as with the Double Bastard. Felt a little more sugary than regular Double Bastard. More aggressive Anyway, to make a long story short, this felt less complex and certainly less drinkable in large quantity than the regular version. An ok sipper but Iíd take the regular Double Bastard any day over this one. Except on Friday Febuary 19 2010 when I had the Brandy Barrel Double Bastard. But I didnít know better then, I swear.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was most let down by this beer of the guest taps that I had at DLD. The taste of the Brandy really doesnít come through that much at all. On top of that, the flavor is incredibly harsh. The hop bitterness is there, but without the flavor you normally get in double bastard. Really strong, over the top brew.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at DLD 09 ... hazy brown ... sweet vanilla nose ... rought vanilla malts ... too sweet.., too vanilla ... too rough ... my memory of this is worse than the score so i may even be being generous.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly alcoholic. All Iím really able to get out of this is some brandy notes. Finishes very hot.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had on tap at the Stone Total Tap Takeover in Baltimore
A-pours a clear copper color with a thin dark tan colored head
S-light notes of oak, big time caramel and brown sugar, wet cardboard and obvious oxidtion with hints of sweet brandi in the back.
T-lots of oxidation, light notes of oak, so much sugar in this with burnt caramel and brown sugar, wet paper, the brandi comes in at the back with a fair bit of boozy heat.
M-full bodied and very thick and grainy, rough to drink with strong carbonation and a messy finish.
D-this has been oxidized and has a ton of sugar in it. very messy malt bomb.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Stone-40 Baltimore event. rich Indian brown, thin white ring for a head. Brandy, pancake, and wet cardboard certify the oxidized mess. Flavor is strongly bourbon, hot, oxidization underneath, no paper bitterness but full on cardboard, a lot of brandy through the finish, very sweet an alcoholic.