hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber red wih a 2.5 finger beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of spice, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is initially sweet on the lips with a strong hoppy caramel middle that leads to a warming alcohol finish. Thick, creamy, and chewy on the palate. This is truely a beer for the season. jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Sweet nose with spice notes. Toffee and cherry. Alcohol spiciness. The hops surface in the taste — a citrus bitterness that lasts. On top of that is a sweet, chewy caramel and toffee taste. There are notes of orange peel, maple syrup and honey. Medium to thick body, slightly syrupy. Excellent. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
By looks alone, I would think this was regular ole’ bastard - meaty red with a creamy head. The aroma is absolutely decadent - cake batter, toffee, cherry and caramel are all wrapped in a nice alcohol spiciness and hop fruitiness. The body is as complex as the nose, really spreading throughout my mouth on first drink. The malt dominates, obviously, but it gracefully leaves room for a nice hop bitterness in the finish. sugaree (3) - La, Accra, GHANA - DEC 23, 2005 does not count
Like cake batter - sweet and thick, warm and spongey - with a hint of toffee icing and the slight tang of raspberry glaze on top. CMUBEERMAN (457) - - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 My favorite Stone...I think. It’s probably my fave ASA too. Actually don’t find it too hoppy.
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Dark pour, the label is worth the price of the beer. The beer is strong but pleasant. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2005
The classic, kick your pallete’s ass beer. Malt sweetness, good hop background, and nice warmth from the alcohol. ffcpa2 (10) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2005
An excellent kick butt ale. Strong but not overwheming. Kind of thick/syrupy but that is good and Double Bastard passes the test as to its worthiness to accompany a good afternoon of tv football. This is definitly worth the expense to give it a try. walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2005
22oz Bottle. Reddish amber hue, crystal clear, almost glows in the glass. What could be a hop assault on the nose is balanced nicely with sweet malt and alcohol warmth. Aromas of big fruity hops, big earthy hops, toffee and caramel, mollasses, and alcohol. Flavor is also incredibly well-balanced for how big the beer is. Sweet and syruppy, with flavors of big pungent hops and thick toffee malt, smoothed out by a healthy bitterness and drying alcohol throughout. Finish is warm and semi-sweet. Drinks like a nice barleywine, fantastic stuff! can8ianben (1577) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Wow, reminds me of a double IPA with tons of malt present as well! Packs a big punch, you will say wow when you take your first sip. Very syrupy, almost burns you with the alcohol present, more like taking medicine than drinking a beer. Nice.