GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
The Double Bastard pours with a tawny head that vanishes quickly. A glorious glorious taste, definately one of my favourites. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Sugary aroma with some light bitterness present. Cherry color with a thick caramel head. Fairly sweet taste with heavy bitterness in the background. segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Thanks to alaskanwarren for bringing this one over. Color is a deep reddish copper. Aroma is malt, mild hops (C-hops) and Apricots. The taste is malty sweetness, bitterness, and roastiness with hints of apricots and plums that are very well balanced. Lingering aftertaste is roasty, a little metallic and bitter, reminiscent of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine. Alcohol is warming, but not present in the flavor. Awesome. The first of Stone’s beers that have impressed me in a big way. acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 2005 bomber. Consumed 11/23/2005.ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2005
I found this to be quite similar to the DFH 90-minute IPA, though, for my money, I prefer the 90-minute. The 90-minute is dryer, with slightly more flavor and slightly less alcohol, which I prefer, at least in an ale.
Surprisingly sweet and quite awesome aroma, loads of grapefruit, pineapple, and buttery caramel scents; doughy cookie and toffee maltiness followed by piney and earthy hops and raucous bitterness that lingers ’til morning; medicinal notes over a viscous body, alcohol dominates the finish; bitter as bitter can be, though some semblance of balance; wild beer, too wild.
2Row (11) - USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Minimal head, dark amber color. Well balanced with an intial malty sweetness capped by a mild hoppy bite. The alchohol is well concealed. For all the boasting on it’s bottle it actually sets rather mildly on the palate. In fairness though the last beers I had were Samael and The Beast, so I may be a bit biased. GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Mildly hazy light garnet pour supporting a long lasting khaki head with tons of lacing. Powerful aroma of hops, citrus, caramel, some alcohol and a whiff of smoke. Impressive and surprisingly sweet malty flavor jumps out and is quickly surrounded by citrus, toffey, vanilla, toasted biscuits and port-like fruits all backed up by a solid hoppy bite. Very creamy mouthfeel and a long, flavorful and sweet finish. This isn’t available locally so I’m glad I took advantage of a recent California vacation to sample it. Micro13Brew (12) - USA - NOV 18, 2005
I have had Arrogant Bastard and Enjoyed it so I figure Double Bastard should bring a little extra to the table unfortunately I was not overly impressed. It was good but not quite what I expected. The color was reddish brown which gave it a nice hue but I was expecting more unforgiving assault on my palate that didn’t happen. iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Definitely a double bastard! Very much a mouthful. Strong alcohol content is much prevalent. Ruddy brackish brown in color. A touch of hop balance is ever so present. Taste of a bit of citrus / fruit, mostly heavy peat, grains of wood and malts. BE in the mood. I’ve enjoyed on a great sampling sipping day and I’ve choked it down when I didn’t ... "stay far, far away!" biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Clear red, creamy thin head. Very fruity aroma with some pineapple, melanoidin malt. Sweet, bitter and alcoholic but smooth and tasty. Reminds me of a bitter dopplebock.