Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
I had the pleasure of having this bottle on video on the brand new RateBeer chat site. This bottle did not say "oaked." However, the bottle art indicates so. A wonderful beer. Very attractive with a rust color and a tan head that never did go away. Nice feel. Aroma and flavors of dark fruit, rich malt, vanilla, and background hops. A delicious beer that, like other Stone offerings, has a cool attitude. Big alcohol and big flavor. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2010
holy crap, this is easily the most complex and strongest bodied beer i have ver had, like the label says, you are not worthy. i was wiuse enough to take all night with this one, not because of the abv, which i can hande, but because of the flavor, drink this too fast and it will become too much for my palate. high hoppiness of the stone trademark, with a buttery maltiness, and ending with the oak smokiness. unbelievable beer that doesnt come around very often. would love to see the typical proud bud drinker take a taste of this and see their face! hilarious. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Sampled @ Stone Oakquinox. Pours opaque deep reddish brown with a nice creamy beige head, nice lacing. Dark fruits, citrus hops and oak really burst through the nose. Medium-heavy on the palate with some sticky bitterness from the hops. DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
On draft at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens for Oakquinox (Escondido, CA): I’ve been wanting this one for a while, and so I happily started Oakquinox with two full samples. It was all worth it. Pours a deep amber color, thin light white head. Full-on tannic aromas coupled with solid flavors of sweet caramel, toasted bread, lots of warm vanilla, oak, bitter pine hops, and peppery alcohol heat. Thick body and a balance that’s just matchless. Drinkability: Oh so dangerously drinkable. Pairing: Scottish salmon with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and a red wine reduction. Rebuy: Ummkay. #407 on 19042010, DG. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Crushed at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids on tap. About what I expected. The oak flavors mingle with the huge malt and hop profile of this brew to create all new flavors. Still prefer the original Double Bastard, but this is still one hell of a delicious beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2009
french oaked cask at papago 11/8/2009.
dark woody brown colored pour with the traditional soft cask head which is shade of beige.
the nose is extremely floral. it’s jam packed with vanilla and wood notes while the db sits somewhat quietly in the background... dust, spicy hops, grass, brown sugar and some faint citrus.
normally, db is far too sweet and syrupy for me to enjoy. but this, this is incredible! tons of hoppy dryness balances out the massive caramel malt. vanilla richness and depth complements notes of spice, brown sugar, soft wood, grass, flowers and a dry finish. pine shows up as it warms and lingers in the aftertaste.
the mellow cask texture really suits this... otherwise it might come off too brash or alcoholic. 8/4/8/4/17/4.1 BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On tap, listed as 2006 French Oaked Double Bastard. Pours with a huge, fluffy, off-white head and a hazed amber body. Amazing lace. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, toffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is cotton candy, fruit, oak, toffee and light flan. Nicely aged. Syrupy mouthfeel, delicious! Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2009
on cask at papago. pours a deep reddish brown with a creamy tan head. aroma is caramel malt faded hops vanilla oak and brown sugar. flavor is faded hops supple oak and vanilla oak rasins brown sugar. creamy slick mouthfeel and the vanilla and oak linger with the faded hops in the finish. nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2006 French Oak Aged version on tap at Stone Bistro. Hazy amber in color with a medium cream-colored head and good lacing aroma. Aroma is oak, citrus hops, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is oaky with loads of caramel malt, toffee, and brown sugar, along with some dark fruits and vanilla. Very tasty. Palate is medium-full with lively carbonation. Not boozy in the least. An incredible beer overall. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2006 french oak ages DB. Served on tap in 11/09
Pours a hazy amber with big creamy tan head.
Nose is mostly dark berries and oak and sugar.
Taste is loaded with a silky vanilla, dark fruits, still lots of booze, oak, i kind of like it unoaked a little more from this vintage.