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Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co.
Double Bastard Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Stone Brewing Co.
Double Bastard Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.2%
Copper ruby color. Delicate aromas and flavors of frosted carrot and banana cakes, roasted nuts, and mango chutney with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, intricate, long finish evoking notes of grapefruit, salted caramel, pepper, and rapini. A wonderfully rich and balanced hoppy strong ale with a fine savory streak.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: frosted carrot and banana cakes, roasted nuts, and mango chutney
Taste Flavor: grapefruit, salted caramel, pepper, and rapini
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully rich and balanced hoppy strong ale with a fine savory streak.
The Producer

Stone Brewing Co.

The Producer
1999 W. Citracado Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92029
USA
1 760-471-4999
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.