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Title: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: Kaiser on January 02, 2010, 02:02:45 AM
I had this beer last night for our New Year's Eve dinner and have to say that I was disappointed.

Do I have to age this beer first? I know it's 10% ABV, but do these 10% have to come with such a harsh and bitter taste? The aroma was also very dominated by alcohol.

Kai
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: babalu87 on January 03, 2010, 05:14:41 PM
I would think that beer could use some aging.

Have you tried Stone IPA or their Ruination?
Both very hoppy, I'm wondering how you perceive the bitterness in those?
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: bluesman on January 03, 2010, 05:19:30 PM
The chinook hops in their beers are up front and center. The bitterness is arrogant.  ;D

I am not a huge chinnook fan when it comes to IPA's, but then again I'm an East Coast guy.

Don't get me wrong...I really like the Stone beers, but I prefer the Centennial and Cascade blend in my IPA's.
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: Kaiser on January 03, 2010, 07:56:30 PM
I guess that beer was just not for me.

Kai
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: blatz on January 05, 2010, 02:17:57 PM
you're not alone - I'ma  big fan of Stone, but I thought the Double Bastard was terrible.  I'm not a huge Arrogant Bastard fan though either, so I guess I shouldn't have expected to like the 2X.
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: Kaiser on January 05, 2010, 03:30:48 PM
The problem was that before our New Year’s Eve night I stopped by a wine/beer store that I always wanted to check out. But their beer selection was terrible and I was really in the mood for something big American. The Double Bastard sounded interesting.

What I learned is that I have to take notes when I taste all the different beers that people bring to our club meetings, If I like it I should just note what brewer and what beer. This will make it easier for me to shop for beer when I feel like treating me to something nice. I just hardly ever buy beer these days.

Kai
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: dbeechum on January 05, 2010, 04:49:52 PM
You know, its interesting but for me, I'd much rather drink the Double Bastard than the original AB. It feels "smoother" to me.
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: beer_crafter on January 11, 2010, 04:01:00 PM
I have some 2004 Double Bastard that is drinking quite well now!
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: Beertracker on January 11, 2010, 05:33:07 PM
I've got a "mini-vertical" that I'm looking forward to. I'll have a better opinion then.  ;)   
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: tom on January 13, 2010, 02:40:07 AM
You know, it's interesting but for me, I'd much rather drink the Double Bastard than the original AB. It feels "smoother" to me.

Me too! I am not a big fan of AB. But I like the DB.

Kai have you tried Deus? That is a great beer for New Year's Eve.
Drew can give us some tips on bottling some.
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 13, 2010, 10:24:01 PM
You know, it's interesting but for me, I'd much rather drink the Double Bastard than the original AB. It feels "smoother" to me.

Me too! I am not a big fan of AB. But I like the DB.

Kai have you tried Deus? That is a great beer for New Year's Eve.
Drew can give us some tips on bottling some.

+1 on the AB vs. DB.  I've never been a big fan of the AB. Some of their other hoppy beers like Ruiniation are amazing.

I also just opened my last bomber of their 9th Anniversay Beer.  It was supprisingly still hoppy.....and delicious.
Title: Re: Stone Double Bastard
Post by: dtblank on January 13, 2010, 11:32:03 PM
I thought the DB was great this yearr compared to last years.  Thought it was much more balanced (for a double version of AB) this year.