DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
06 vintage at blind lady during sd beer week: pours beautiful...dark cream/tan head...lacey as fuck atop a opaque orange tinted body..orgasmic nose of wood, vanilla, aged malt and booze. Creamy flavors bursting with vanilla and oak, whipped cream, slight anise, pinch of cocoa powder, and candy...sweet, creamy, delightful beer candy. Seriously, stone should discontinue every one of their beers and just sell this, in great quantities. hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Red colour, little bit of wood on the nose. Lots of malt, oak, quick finish, little bit of lingering oak, dry. Pretty good overall, compliments the double bastard pretty well. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
1st rating I guess! On tap at Hamilton’s 2nd Saturday. Pours a rich amber. Hop bitterness hits first and then fades to a sweet caramel. The French Oak really builds up as your drink this one and almost gets to the point where it last like you liked the inside of the barrel. Mouth is really smooth, a little hop. The Oak adds a nice layer to the already good DB. Ungstrup (37867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating number 13,300. Draft at Stone Bistro as Double Bastard French Oak. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, caramel, and oak. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, oak, and over ripe fruits. Thick body. zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
Aroma of sugars, caramel, honey, oak smoke. Flavor very similar, but a bit of a stale taste, tap dirty? Nice brew though, would have again.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2009
on tap Ginger Man NYC
Poured an amber colour with a lasting off white head.
Aroma was smokey, woody, toasted malt.
Woody vanilla flavour, caramel, toasted bread, piney hop, good sweet and bitter balance.
Excellent. keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap at High St Grill winter fest. Best in show. The oak aging comes through nicely. Very nicely balanced. Looks good, tastes good. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
On tap at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on 08/03/2008 on day three of RBSG 2008. 2006 Vintage with French Oak. Clear caramel body with a small tan head. Big vanilla oak aroma with some caramel. Big caramel and light vanilla oak flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
On tap @ Stone, RBSG. Deep amber color, thin light white head. Heavily tannic aroma over rich malts, peppery hops and alcohol. Slight vanilla also. Taste has a defined alcoholic burn along with a defined spiciness given off by the hops and oak. Very much more oak forward than the brandy barrel version, but I really like the fresh oak characters, so I dug this one. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Draft... RBSG ‘08... Hazy, brilliant orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Terrific retention. Muted, sweaty, woodsy nose. Full-bodied and very smooth with soft carbonation. Caramelly, malty flavor with sufficient bitterness to keep things in balance. Lengthy, bitter finish.