BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Rich brown color with a layer of cream on top. Sweet malt with alcohol detected with the aroma. Very enticing. Initial taste is malt with a high alcohol front-end. I have had this before, but not noticed the overwhelming alcohol presence. Overdone a l little. Have to try again. djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Pours out amber with tan head. Sweet and malty. Caramel taste with hoppy bitter goodness. Dry after taste no alcohol burn.Very good. Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2009
22 oz Bottle -- Pours a rich cloudy amber with an off-white head. Very complex and balanced. Malts are strong providing caramel, dried fruits, and some roasted flavors on the back end. Hops are there for sure bringing some citrus and pine. A little salty and the alcohol is very present on the palate. Flavors last long for a long finish. It’s arrogant bastard turned up a notch with some more sweetness. yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 overall very nice brew. reminds me of a higher alcohol version of ommegang abbey ale? very fruity on the nose, taste is moderately sweet, dried fruits, alcohol is slightly noticeable but not offensive. Nice finish. would definitly buy again. whereas ommegang abbey is more drinkable this has the higher alcohol. both great brews herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Beautiful red, flashy and delicious beer. I drank it out of a large wine type glass which complemented it nicely. Fine lined lace around the rim of glass. This is a slap in the face beer and beautiful to look at. The only that soured my rating was a little stuffed up nose which led to a satisfactory aroma rating. Maybe I’ll re-rate it on a better day. Definitely a worthy beer for a worthy drinker.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 enjoyed with the lovely SmahtNicole. my stomach hurts. i am in pain. and yet i feel triumphant. why the low flavor rating and yet the high impression rating? because for better or WORSE no beer has so deeply made an impression. i was taunted and ridiculed by the label for cringing at my first sip. i felt it was necessay, nay, a matter of PRIDE that i finish this pint of satanic brew. and damn, am i buzzed. so touche Double Bastard... i see your bet... and i raise you two brave Bitches. nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Deep Murky copper color. Huge pine, and earthy hop aroma, with sweetness and slight alcohol notes. WOW. Almost a huge DIPA character. Extremely thick on the tounge and an awesome wood flavor on top of the MASSIVE hops. The alcohol it very noticable but it finishes unbeliveably for as wicked as this shit is....Superb. 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. Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Unbelievable beer.... Stone is incapable of making a bad beer.
Bottle courtesy of Overlord. Poured a nice reddish brown with a small head but some impressive lacing.
Smells hoppy and malty, fruity and dark as well. Definite presence of alcohol as well.
Loads of sweet malt on the taste with a wonderful hoppiness in the background. I love Arrogant Bastard and Oaked Arrogant Bastard but this is a different animal altogether.
Loved everything about this brew. Probably my favorite American Strong. Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Holy hops Batman...the flavored text is more enjoyable then the beer. Too over the top for my tastes. I could totally sip the liquid equivalence of a highball glass but more than that and I’ll pass. You may grow hops on your teeth after drinking.