Review - Stone Brewing Company's Double Bastard
"This is a lacerative muther of a beer. The evil big brother of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is strongly suggested you stay far, far away from this beer. Those foolish enough to venture close enough to taste will experience a punishingly unforgiving assault on the palate. 'Course there's always the masochists...." -- Stone Brewing Co.
On the doorstep of 300, we poured the Double Bastard on an evening filled with friends and family. It pours a caramel amber color with a beautiful golden, creamy, cascading head. Fair lacing despite the heads ability to last and last. With 13 people participating in this review, we had all varieties of aroma's being noted. Despite the wide spread of scents, we agreed that this is a balanced aroma. Noted aromas were brown sugar, wheat, berries, floral hops, peach/pineapple, cinammon, honey, and alcohol. Initially, the beer is moderately sweet up front, and finishes up with a heavy bitter end which is dominated by the alcohol. Moderate weight in the mouth, it has an oily texture that changes to dry with an alcohol tinge. Overall, this beer is more balanced than the Arrogant Bastard.
Reviewed on February 3, 2007.
|Source:||22 oz. Bottle|