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    Lukcy Basartd and Double Bastard are out!

    I picked up a bottle of each last night, but have yet to try either of them.

    I've never had the Lukcy before but have heard rave reviews. Its a blend of Arrogant, Double and Oaked Arrogant.

    The Double B is 11.2% ABV, up from 10.5% last year. I now have a bottle from each of the last 5 years and I'm wondering if this is the year to get a group together and taste-test them.

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    Lucky is awesome due to the dry-hopping. My favorite of the two, by far.

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    Gonna have to pick up some bottles this weekend.
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    Ya kno that the original Arrogant Bastard was a mistake??

    Pretty good mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironbrewer View Post
    Ya kno that the original Arrogant Bastard was a mistake??

    Pretty good mistake.
    I did hear that. A wonderful mistake! The brewer added too much malt or something.

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    I stumbled upon the Double tonight at my local store.
    Just picked up one bottle, but that is just the first of many. Very tasty this year. I find it much easier drinking and smoother than last year, despite the higher alcohol.
    Double Bastard Ale is by far my favorite beer of all time. My local store knows I am always good to walk away with a full case for storage, as well as many single bottles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arebee View Post
    I now have a bottle from each of the last 5 years and I'm wondering if this is the year to get a group together and taste-test them.
    No.
    Just send them all to me. I will drink them. All. In one day.
    And get back you later with the results.

    I typically keep mine for about three years.
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    Found they had Double Bastard at my local costco (Misson Valley, SD) the other day. Might have to go back for some more, it was very tasty!

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    Picked up Some Lucky Bastard at the store store on Saturday, pretty good stuff, actually had a slightly sweet finish on it.
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    Love double. My oldest bottle in my cellar is a double bastard from 2006. Probably crap by now, but oh well. Got a Magnum Double Bastard for my birthday 5 years ago. I need to get some fresh bottles and reminisce.
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    I bet it's still good. Stronger beers can age well. Only one way to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    No.
    Just send them all to me. I will drink them. All. In one day.
    And get back you later with the results.

    I typically keep mine for about three years.
    LMAO! Imagine how you'd feel after five 22 oz bottles at 10%-12%.

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    Good to know. Thanks!

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    I picked up a few bottles of Lukcy Basartd last night. Maybe after an appropriate Stout I will crack one of these tonight as well.

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    When it comes to Stone, you can't go wrong.

    They don't know how to make a bad beer.

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    I had the Double the other night. Good as always, but really boozy aroma. Not surprising at 11.2% ABV. That should mellow with age.

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    Nice! I'm a Bastard lover! Wait, what?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    When it comes to Stone, you can't go wrong.

    They don't know how to make a bad beer.
    Except for Belgo Old Guardian, Belgo Anise IRS, Saison Du Buff, Most of their Vertical Epics, their sours and that pepper-version of Lucky Bastard (Crime I think?)

    I like what they did with Ruination 10th. That was a great beer. As was their last "Best By". And they keep churning out some good stouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Except for Belgo Old Guardian, Belgo Anise IRS, Saison Du Buff, Most of their Vertical Epics, their sours and that pepper-version of Lucky Bastard (Crime I think?)

    I like what they did with Ruination 10th. That was a great beer. As was their last "Best By". And they keep churning out some good stouts.
    I like the Belgo Anise Stout

    Had not had the others

    Their Russian Imperial Stout is still one of my favorites.

    There are lots of styles of beer that I don't like.
    It doesn't make it a bad beer.

    That being said, I believe at one point Stone was rated the #1 brewery in the world.
    Not favorite as I think that title would have to go to Founders but they are definitely on my short list and probably in my top 3.

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    10/10/10 is fantastic, especially after it has aged for over a year, it was not very good fresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    10/10/10 is fantastic, especially after it has aged for over a year, it was not very good fresh.
    9/9/9 is even better! Seriously.


    Anything 7/7/7 and earlier was not meant to be aged that long. I recently had a 3 and a 4 and they were oxidized and muted. Really not very good.

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    I have a bottle of 9/9/9 in the fridge that a friend gave to me as a present after my trip to the hospital this summer, but I have to invite him over to open it....
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    I killed all of my epics, Drank them away in '10 at a party.

    Still looking forward to 12/12/12.

    All this Stone talk is making me realize how long its been since I have had one. Need to swing by the booze shop this weekend and get some. Maybe a few bottles of local stuff for some of you other "lucky bastards" too, you know who you are
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    I was not impressed by Lucky Bastard. May give it one more try, but it did not work for me.

    Double Bastard is always a Holiday Season staple in my home. My local retailer bought 7 cases this year because I purchased almost all 3 cases he had last year.

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    Finally cracked open a Lukcy Basartd and was very pleased. Very smooth and as balanced (in an Arrogant bastard kinda way). I will probably pick up a few more tomorrow.

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    The Lucky Bastard was outstanding! Very nicely balanced, with some oak and vanilla notes that played off the hops really well, IMHO. I only picked up one bottle, though -- gonna need to find some more.

    Also had the 11/11/11 last weekend. Way more complex and interesting than I had anticipated -- though it might have tasted that much better standing outside with a mccleod in my hand.

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    My beer store had some bottles of both the Lucky and the Double shortly after this thread began. I went back to get the Lucky and it was gone. The Double was not to my preferences. Tasted like liquid carmel. I'm not a sweet beer guy...for the most part. I'll try the Lucky if the beer store gets more in. I doubt I'll ever see the 12/12/12 in my neck of the rural woods.

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    Still passing on Lucky Bastard...not impressed!

    Currently I'm on my third Double Bastard. Outstanding libation!!!!!!

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