aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
What has not already been said about this beer hundreds of times. A great American strong ale. Big malt Big hop and great depth. Great mouthfeel and wonderful finish. I wont go ito depth here. Everyone else has said it. Except much better on tap than out of the bottle which is still pretty good. Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Big, like all Stone beers. On draught at Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Philadelphia. Small but tight head. Big hoppy nose with plenty of malt coming through. Reddish color. Lots of hop bitterness at first then the malt comes through. Bitterness lingers for a long time on the tounge. Might he slightly too malty for my tastes but still a great beer. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2005
This rocked. First brew of the day at Mike’s going away party. Very hoppy, tasted of spices, chocolate, hints of pine. awesome dark appearance with perfect amount of tan head. great way to start the day at liar’s rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
2000th rating, I am finaly worthy. Bottle, with big thanks to BeerLimey for this. Deep chestnut, lasting yellow beige head and good condition. Initial hit of sweet chocolate malt before the blast of spicy resinous hops takes over, big mouthfull of roast barley, sweet caramel malt, pine resin, menthol and mouth tingling hops. Excellent restrained hop bitterness, raw grain and toffee linger into the finish.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Brilliant deep red pour with reocurring tan head. If you like hops you wont mind the bitter finish at all, I don’t. It really has some kick but the alcohol is hid well and for my taste is well balanced. This is what I wanted Double Bastard to taste like and I stand by my statement that if you add a shot of vodka to this beer you will in deed have created Double Bastard. This reminds me of a more bitter Bigfoot Ale.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
All very good, except for the excessive hops. Too much of a bitter aftertaste, but overall excellent. Would recommend to anyone who likes strong ales. ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Tastes like anyone’s homebrew. Too hoppy. i guess I’m not worthy. I’m grateful. braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Pours a gorgeous dark red, fruity aroma with HUGE hoppy flavors--yet it never becomes unbalanced. For anyone who likes a beer that bites back, this is a brilliant choice. madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Dark red/brown in color. Aroma is of mostly hops and some malt. You can definitely tastes the hops but is balanced well with malt. Overall a good beer. green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Fridge Temp. Strong spicy hops aroma. Luminous blood red in and English pint with a tan head that laces well and mostly diminishes. Flavors are huge, supperhoppy, resinous and complex with a unique, massive spicy mutant cinnamon like flavor dominating. Finishes with pronounced bitterness but a nice almost port-like aftertaste. A fun, spectacular beer.