jrodooo5 (1703) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2017 bytemesis (8960) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 edition. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium tan head and beautiful lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, pine. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and medium bitter. Very light astringence. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Quite tasty.
Solid beer that is simply a Giant blend of malt & hop. Pours amber w/ a frothy beige head & loads of lacing. The aroma is dominated by semi sweet caramel malt. The taste is quite malty for about 2/3 of the taste before a lingering bitterness creeps in at the finish. It's bold but relatively straight forward. Decent! bergstaden (3155) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2017
Amber with off white head - Fruity and herbal hop aroma - Malt body that has a good hop bitterness and wood - The hops goes into the finish with bitterness - This was good KyotoLefty (10599) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2017
Bomber. Piny, caramel, big nose. Glowing red-brown. Sweet caramel and pine, rich malt, full body. Just another in the long list of Bastards that are pretty much all the same. Not bad. oobawa (1647) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Probably too old for rating, but hey, it’s still on the shelf at the beer store, so fair game, right? Smells good, tons of Bastard malt with a strong herbal hop presence, and the pour’s sexy enough. Tastes kind of muddled,though, like none of the various Bastard iterations present want to take the prominent role you want. Kind of a why bother beer, to be honest. I mean, Oaked Bastard’s the shit, so why dilute it with its brethren? Still tasty though, with the massive bitter back end of AB coming through while the sweet-bun caramel heft of Double Bastard thickens up the middle. Oak never really plays a part, unfortunately, and as a whole the beer kinda seems more gimmicky than great. gyllenbock (9664) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle bought in San Diego. Dark amber with a medium head. On the sweet side with malt, caramel, light hops and some wood. The body was almost full and the finish long.
SirLimpsalot (4421) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
@Eddan 17-2-25: stor ton an malt och socker. Lite business as usual jämfört med Stones andra bastard-öl. Ok men inte jättespännande. VinegarStroke (441) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 12, 2017
22oz bottle: Deep amber or brown. Good head and lace. Big caramel, malty nose. This bottle has some age and the nose is pretty integrated. Very rich malty palate. Significant bitterness. very long and intense. It’s dark.
I can’t see the oak. There’s a meal in every glass. Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Strong hoppy aroma, woody, piney, and citrus. With bready and caramel hops.
Pours a dark ruby color with small off white head.
Strong alcohol flavor with piney hop, woody, bready malt.
Full bodied medium co2, lingering woody hop.
I prefer arrogant bastard. This is a bit much for my taste.
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Burnt amber pour with tan head. Aroma is malty cut grass. Taste is roast malt, molasses and bitter grass. Good stuff. maekchu (4024) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Nose of caramel, oak, dark fruit, esp. cherry, some alcohol fumes, and maybe something lightly phenolic. Light mahogany color, beige head, spotty lace. Flavors of caramel, oak, light citrus, dark fruit, very rugged hopping, burnt sugar, and seroious deep bittering in finish. Medium body. Very rich stuff. But at the same time a bit muddled. Seem stronger than 8.5%.