hopscotch (11175) - 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. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Draft @ Stone bistro. ’06 version. Huge oak aroma and flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice vanilla flavor. Good sipping beer. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On-tap at STone the day after the RBSG get together. Menu said "06 Double Bastard w/ French Oak. I assumed that meant it was oaked like AB is oaked thus I am putting my rating here. Pours reddish amber with a whispy, offwhite head. Smells spicy, dark hoppy with a big sweet wood presence as well. Sweet malt flavors hit the tongues first and then a ton of sweetness from the wood. Sweet oak flavors throughout and to the finish with a bit ofspicy hops and some alcohol. Full body, good carbonation. yespr (46790) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
From tap at Stone Bistro, as Double Bastard French Wine Barrels. Pours hazy brown with a lacing tan head. Dense wineous aroma with a dense caramel presence. Smooth and very grape fruity flavour. Dense caramel presence. Mild spiced too. Warming finish. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at the Bistro. Pours a great looking dark maroon, with a small light tan head. The aroma definitely has some oak in it, with other grapes, and figs, and yeast all being there. The flavor actually is very oaky. Really pounds at you, although it seems to smooth this beer out a great deal. Some vanillafrom that oak was evident in the finish and sweeter aftertaste. Nicely done.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at stone. 2006 on french oak. pours a ruddy brown with little to no head. aroma is a bit sweet with a hint of wood. mouthful is less sweet but with all the double bastard flavors. finish is dry and has a lingering mouthful of wood. great aging of the DB!! AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Attractive ruddy brown pour, with no head. Oak vanilla nose and flavor, tha twent a bit boozy. Yet another BA sipper from stone. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Draft at Stone Bistro at RBSG, aged on French Oak. Pours a deep copper with a dissipating off white head. Cognac like aroma. Nice body and mouthfeel. Initial flavor of caramel, maple, and sweet raisens that moves toward a spicy and subtle pepper bitterness. Wood comes through on the finish. This beer warms the wind pipe. Not quite as bitey as the Brandy Barrel version, and a bit more simple (in a good way). Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
RBSG on tap. Has a smooth sweet, aroma. Not much of a head, with a moderate haze. Hints of almost burnt citrus. The oak flaver stood out in a very nice way. I was suprized at how much the flavors were effected by the different woods, or lack of. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Tap 06 version in French Oak. Pours orange with a tan 1 finger head. Nose is sweet and oaky and very nice. Taste is oaky and smooth with some booze but not a lot.