Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
Pours deep amber with thick white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, booze. Taste is sweet caramel malts and a good balance of bitterness. Only knock on this one is that the alcohol comes through pretty strong. Medium body, creamy texture. Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Ya’ll can’t f*** with my bastard of a 200th rating... Can I hear a Who’s Your Daddy??? I have to say that I’m in love with the Bastard family -- and this one doubly so. Reddish brown appearance, and very much like a barley wine...god love it. Such a strong brew -- powerful malty flavor, balanced with Stone’s generous hops. Also present is caramel, molasses, brandy, dark fruits, and alcohol...This is why I love America! Hell yes, Greg! LONG LIVE STONE!!! Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Bomber. Clear dark amber, short yellow head with fine carbonation, fades quickly to a medium-light lace. Marked alcohol aroma (10% ABV) mixed with dark fruits. Heavy body with faintly oily mouth feel. Grapes/raisins/dates to start, slight whisky tones in the middle, and mildly sweet - like baking chocolate from middle to finish. There is a moderate hoppiness which isn’t too complex. Very enjoyable, but prefer Old Guardian. stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Uber hoppy out of the bottle, popping the cap fills the room immediately with the pungent grapefruit and citrus smell this beer is so well known for. Hops are balanced with a ridiculous amount of grain to balance it out. Three bombers in one night will tunr you into the Double Bastard, no doubt about it. brewballs (215) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
I am not in love with Stone’s Brew. Often than not they can have too much hop when it would be best to play up the floral aspects. Their smoked porter was too literal and therefore lost me. I did enjoy their Suede. It is an America Strong Ale. Foamy head. Dark amber hue. The spices seem to be lost in the boziness of it. And the dim body does nothing to support the overwhelming taste of alcohol. It seems like with their beers they try way too hard to get a point across with a hammer when a more approachable taste would serve better. Sometimes the overstated brew is, overstated...
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2008
This was a bastard of a beer like the name implies, with a hilarious message on the bottle. It had a strong bitter finish, even more then it’s "little brother" the Arrogant Bastard Ale. It was enjoyable, but not for the faint of heart. lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Fresh 2006 bottle. Looks nice... clear ruby color with thick off-white head. This beer certainly is punishing on the palatte... I find it way too over-hopped. Aroma contains mostly piney hops but some caramel and vanilla malt character. The flavor, however, is completely unbalanced towards the bitter piney hops. Palette is soapy and sticky and alcohol content is very noticeable. Not sure why this is a 100th percentile beer... maybe it’s better aged. MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2012 vintage. Great aromas of caramel malt, sweet bread and alcohol. Flavors similar. Perfect bitter hop balance. This year seems smoother than others recently. So good! bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
pours copper, large, rocky, tan head. alcohol, citrus, flowers, caramel, toffee, apricot, mango, butterscotch, earth. very bitter, medium sweetness. full body, thick, creamy feel, soft carbonation, bitter and dry finish. Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2013
aroma: honey roasted peanuts. citrusy hops. appearance: dark amber. lively carb bubbles. foamy off-white head. taste: sweet stone fruit (I know, right?) quickly balanced by bitter and floral hops, peppery alcohol notes. palate: light and dry body. creamy texture, bitter and long finish, but it can keep on finishing.
DB hits hard alcohol notes but makes them tasty and complex in their own right. Whatever yeast they use, and how they treat that yeast, provides a beautiful alcohol flavor.