frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011KyotoLefty (10207) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2017
Nice looking beer, hazy red-tinted amber body under a large & lasting sand colored head. (Would have given it a 5, but I sometimes take packaging into consideration and the miexd up letternig on teh bottel was annoiyng as fukc.) Harsh, resiny pine aroma with a healthy splash of grapefruit and a shock of alcoholic esters. Mild caramel malt notes creep out late with some pie spices, but the aroma is dominated by PNW. Flavor is similarly acrid and harshly hopped but the malt balance is more defined than it was in the nose and adds some drinkability to what would be a ham-handed hop bomb. Thick with a long-lasting, sharp/sour/bitter/acrid aftertaste. I appreciate Stone’s "manifesto" or whatever it is, but there’s a point you reach (in brewing, cooking, etc.) where "extreme" can become "too much". ~~~~~~ 22oz. Bomber from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL.
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 (1317) - 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 (9100) - 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 (4162) - 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 (421) - 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 (1297) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AndyW68 (1541) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Burnt amber pour with tan head. Aroma is malty cut grass. Taste is roast malt, molasses and bitter grass. Good stuff. maekchu (3856) - 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%. boydallen5 (1) - - JAN 15, 2017 does not count
Stone throws another beauty. Red awesome balanced glory. Appearance is so so. But the taste is perfect. Balanced malt and hops. chadski (135) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Beautiful pour from a bottle. A bit of honey in the aroma. Flavor has initial brown sugar sweetness but balanced by a hoppy bitterness in the finish.