Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2009 Release. Bomber poured into a wide mouth chalice. Cloudy to murky amber with foam swirling across the top and a ring around the edge. Malty nose of caramel with bubblegum and the fruity/sweet citrus side of hops. Malty rich in the mouth. It’s kind of woody and has a tobacco taste on the sides. It is sweet as well, like maple syrup. Very robust and rich and takes over the swallow. This is goodness. jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Pours burnt orange with some red flames amongst it. Large, impressive robust tan head - its like bubble-bath foam on bath water.
Heavy hoppy aroma. Bitterness is invasive even in the aroma. Some toffee malt, heavily piney. Reminiscent of an even more brutal American DIPA.
Heavy and strong mouth-feel. I should have worked out my jaw before chugging. Hop-forward pine strangles the wimpy citrus. Heavy sugary malt. Some caramelised fruit. Consuming, evolving and evolving bitterness. Wow, that has pummeled my taste buds. Does it NEED to be this bitter? No-one enjoys a mouthful of flies, surely? soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
22 oz bottle. Very excited to be able to pick up both this and Lucky Bastard at the same time; thinking it made more sense to have the Double Bastard before Lucky though. Pours a bronze/brown color (reminds me of a dark apple cider) with a small light tan head. Smells of light citrus, dried fruit, a bunch of hops, a bit of caramel, and a little alcohol. Taste emphasizes the hops, dried fruit, with the alcohol being more cleverly disguised near the end. Very heavy body to it, and definitely packs a punch. Very impressive, and makes me excited to try the Lucky Bastard. davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Poured an amber dark color with an off white creamy head. Aroma was hoppy and citrusy, very nice. Flavor was harshly hoppy but I loved it. It had a smooth finish and alcohol was hidden nicely as well. I’ll be getting more of these in the future. DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Dark orange pour with a thick white head. Head subsides after time. Smell of pine hops and florals as well as molasses and something else sweet. Taste is powerful hoppy and malty with a complex taste at the end of malty sugar giving way to piney hops.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Huge light brown head, that lasts a long time. Aroma - heavy malt, dark bread, light hops, resin, and dough. Also allspice and pepper.Initial flavor is sweet and moderately acidic. Can really taste the alcohol. This was good, but not great. I have a few others that I’ll keep for a year or so to see what happens. mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Deep dark red color with off tan head. Heavy malt in the nose mixed with some hops and flowers. It almost punches you on the first taste, heavy hops with grapefruit covered in honey. Almost leaves your tongue numb. Heavy mouthfeel, great flavor, very bitter. Extremely solid, like this one better than last years, very aggressive
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2009
Flaske, drukket sammen med klubben. Uklar ræverød, stort set intet skum. Dufter og smager af mørke tørrede frugter, karameller, noget gran og godt med humle. Krej (224) - USA - JAN 22, 2015
Very good. Very malty. Almost like a barely wine. Probably one of my favorite strong ales. 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.