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On tap. Pours a dark reddish brown with moderate head. Light aromas of dark sweet fruit, caramel, and sweet malts. Flavors are same with a big dose of bitter dry fruity hops. Good but over rated.
One must truly possess "Liquid Arrogance" to fully enjoy and appreciate this beer.
Poured center from bomber into a snifter glass. Cloudy dark copper with 2 fingers of pale mocha head of moderate to fine sized bubbles. Thin streams of carbonation but a fantastic thick head retention. Thin but sticky lacing. Huge grapefruit in the aroma with hibiscus. I don't recall ever having a beer that smelled like this, and I like it. Boozy body with lemon, honey, and a barley wine style of malt. Big pineapple finish. Bold flavor profile but uniform in texture. 11% is detectable as I can feel my cheeks flush. :D $4.99 a bottle purchased out of a 4 pack of bombers for $19.99. I still swear they mislabeled the price at my beer store. Booziness detracts from drinkability. I appreciate the complexity and bold flavor however and I'd definitely make this a yearly tradition.
APPEARANCE - Orange with no head.
AROMA/SCENT - Hoppy, piney. Not sweet.
TASTE - Hoppy, dry, bitter. ABV well-hidden.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Pleasant, dry, little carbonation.
VALUE - Reasonable.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Great beer, almost chuggable.
STRONG beer. This would not be an everyday drink for me.
Wasn't a big fan of Bastard Ale, but this one is full of flavor and packs a punch.
nothing your gonna just knock back! takes a while to drink and brings the hammer. lifes too short to drink swill.
Strong with at sweet cover to Stone's west coast Heavy hops.
2013 bottle, pours a dark reddish caramel color with a 1" white head. Nose is burnt sugar, pine, caramel, leather, spruce. It’s a little hot, but the ABV is pretty high so...to be expected. This is a well balance, very smooth beer.
I've got a bad desire, oh, hops on fire
11.2% ABV. 100 IBU. Hops: Classified, per Stone. Military secrets are classified, not beer ingredients! Laser "bottled on" date: 09/06/13. Opened: 01/01/14. 22oz. bomber bottle aggressively poured into a snifter. Poured a murky, dark amber with copper-orange highlights. A bubbly, alcohol-depleted, 1/4-inch, off-white head faded rapidly to a thin collar before withering completely. No lingering lacing. Nose of brown sugar, rum-soaked dark fruits, raisins, dates and the merest hint of earthy hops. Taste of hoppy grapefruit and pine up front that mellowed to notes of toffee and dark fruit. There was a noticeable bit of a lingering, boozy bite. Medium body; smooth, silky mouthfeel. Don't be put off by the challenging posture on Stone's Bastard labels. They craft big, bold, balanced and highly drinkable brews.
Double Bastard is a brew that fits my style, my personality. I really like this beer.
Awesome! Bitter, hoppy beer. One of my go to stone beers. Also a beer that seems to get better with age
Color has a brown base with an amber hue giving it a deep copper look. Nose is heavy with hopped that is very reminding of a pine forest. Mouth feel is nice. Not chewy and clean finish. Taste and over all drinkability is nice if you like the very sharp hop and a high alcohol finish. It starts off with a hard smack of hops and finished with a high alcohol flavor. The uniqueness of this beer is the high alcohol is hidden by the hops and the alcohol hides the supper charged hops all depending on each and every drink. Throughout the course of drinking this beer the two extremes switched back and forth competing for dominance.
Yea. This will kick your ass. In the most magical, wonderful way imaginable.
This is a helluva strong beer. It's a little boozy for for my taste...I want to see what it tastes like after it's been cellared for a year or so. Still, very good beer. It's a clear reddish-brown with a good cream-colored head. The strength of the ale is evident in the aroma, which also hints at fruit. It tastes good. As I noted earlier, it's definitely boozy, but I enjoy the full malty flavor. 8/10
Nice chocolate notes. High alcohol content. Enjoyed it but prefer the original Arrogant Bastard.
Very good ale. Tall frothy pint glass.