anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon and vanilla aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty bourbon caramel and vanilla flavor with weak hoppy bitter hints. Has a fruity malty bourbon caramel and vanilla finish.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. 2009 Bottle. Another much wanted beer landed by Bruce - cheers mate! Hazy deep amber - brown beer. Massive pale cream - tan head. Palate is light, crispy and semi dry. Bitterish dry wood and oxidised malt and mild cheese. Aniseed and alcohol spice. Finishes dry and bitter. Interesting but probably a bit past it.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, and wood. Flavor of caramel, bourbon, grass, fruit, and herbs with a dry wood finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Name: Double Bastard Bourbon Barrel
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, scant frothy head,
Aroma: sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma enriched by the dark caramel,
Flavor: rich dark caramel malt flavor, lots of bourbon and vanilla sweetness, touch of alcohol, hops are diminished by the sweetness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured light brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy malt, whiskey wood and earth hop aroma. Copious body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy whiskey bittersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex solid beer.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color with a small off-white head. Huge booze/bourbon aroma on this. Lots of dark fruit, wood, vanilla, and sugar aromas as well. But mostly booze. Things are a touch more mellow on the palate, but still fairly heavy on the bourbon. Lots of vanilla, dark fruit, nuts, and brown sugar and caramel. Really an intense aroma and flavor to this, hopefully it mellows out a bit.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (Vintage 2009) at The Others Tasting, London - big thanks to Bruce for bringing this one. Pours hazy maroon with a fine, off-white foam head. Some dry caramel and toffee in the nose, dry fruits, dates. Medium to big sweet flavor with toasty brown bread, caramel and alcohol-soaked berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming finish with light bitter earth, some torched wood, and toasty sugars. Tasty beer, pretty hefty.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is a luxurious mélange of toasted oak, bourbon and toasted coconut. Ultra full-bodied and velvety with tickling carbonation. The flavor is certainly bitter, but not nearly as rough around the edges as the base beer. It features heavy citrusy bitterness flanked by discreet notes of bourbon and toffee. Lengthy, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the San Diego Strong Ale Fest. Poured a medium to a dark brownish color with a very small off white head. Flavors and tastes of sweet (almost brown sugary), citrus (oranges) and of course Whiskey. Woody. Whiskey stronger in the taste than the smell. I enjoyed this much more than the regular Double Bastard.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at RNH. Deep amber pour. Aroma is laden with bourbon character. Oaky vanilla and fairly vineous behind the soft sweet malt. Toffeeish and a little bit of spiciness on the nose. Rich with a nice silken palate and a little bit of lingering tannic barrel character. The hops have faded in the aroma quite a bit, but they are still there - just less piny and more fruity/herbal. Peppery and a little bit chewy. It’s loaded with oaky/bourbon character but it’s nice.