Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Stone Double Bastard
I was given a bottle of Stone Double Bastard for providing some IT support to the parents of a friend (I should work for beer more often). This was the 2009 release. The beer pours a cloudy brown color with a frothy tan head. The aroma has caramel and toffee with light fresh hops. The taste is full of caramel and toffee and has plenty of sweetness. The Double Bastard has a a dry, lightly hoppy finish and a bit of a pepper bite on the back corners of the mouth. The hops are very complimentary and balancing rather than in you face. The alcohol content is 10.5% ABV. I thought that this was a very delicious brew and I would like to get a few more bottles of the Double Bastard.