BasharTeg (5) - USA - MAY 14, 2008 does not count
What is there to say about this? It’s a glorious taste that cannot be described in "wine" terms. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
On tap at Stone’s 2007 Double Bastard Night. Listed as 2007 Double Bastard with Oak Chips on CASK. Another tap was labeled 2006 French Oak Barrel Aged. I didn’t want to enter too many variations so this category will lump some together. Great fluffy cask head. Great mouthfeel. Small bubbles all over the place. Cloudy dark amber color. Very, very drinkable. Not bitter. Mild aroma. Least bitter of the double bastards, and my favorite of them all (by 0.1-0.2 points). Sweet. Excellent. Double Bastard is one of my favorite beers. I have been collecting and aging these. I now have 04,05,06, and 07. Tasted with kp, eyedrinkale, oodeftone (on BA), and darkelf. 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!! nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Tasted at the Strong ale fest in Carlsbad. Listed as 2006 DB Oak Chipped.Beautiful deep reddish brown with a small whitehead. Rich aromas of toffee caramel malt. Silky on the palate. Flavors are deep and complex with sweet malt and hops. Not overpowering bitterness. Excellent longevity in your mouth. The oak is subtle in the background and adds just another complex accent. My favorite beer of the night.Prefered this over the 2000 and 2002 tasted at the Stone DB night last week.Excellent. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
I like this beer a lot, on tap at 2007 SD SAF. Like the normal double bastard, but somewhat dulled down hoppiness, and nice vanilla oakiness.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
Poured at Firken fest, listed as on American oak, a golden brown with medium sized white head. Aroma has a huge oak presence along with a floral hoppiness and some caramel sweetness. The flavor is a well blended compilation of toasted oak, vanilla, floral citrusy hops and a smooth caramel sweetness. The palate is sticky with a slight hop drying and an alcohol warmth. This is a great beer from cask. The low carbonation and higher temp help to bring out and blend the flavors. keepersj12 (3117) - 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. mfrato (110) - - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at backcountry pizza. Smokey oakey sweet delicious amazing beer. Beautiful red color. Oakey aroma. hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 On American oak cask, 2007 batch at Stone brewery on Double Bastard night. This time it was a totally different monster than the regular DB, huge sticky vanilla head that stuck with it the whole way, aroma is substantially changed, wreaking of fresh oak wood, hops and nutmeg. The oak was all over this beer’s flavor as well, with caramel and vanilla. Great stuff that finished smooth. Warming alcohol complements the sweet earthy flavors. Major step-up in my book from the bourbon barrel version sampled shortly before. Awesome!
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.