Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stone's Double Bastard Ale

I'll start this one off with a quote from the bottle.

"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... "

Brewery: Stone Brewing
Beer: Double Bastard Ale
ABV: 10.5%
IBU: 100+
Price: ~$10-$12 for a 22oz bottle

Anyways, upon opening this beer has notes of sweet malt and a hint of berries. It pours a coppery-red, with a small tan head. Flavor is very hoppy, but balance from the huge malt presence and berries, with a slight hint of roasty notes. Mouthfeel is oily, which fits this brew perfectly. When warmed the alcohol presence starts to come out. I'd serve this beer between 40-50F.

Aroma: 8.5/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 17/20

Final Score: 41.5/50


  1. Alcohol is just so expensive now :(

  2. Sounds delicious. 10-11 dollars is the Norwegian norm for the price of a beer. Not even the exotic, or overly delicious ones.