Today I took my football-season Sunday chicken-wing-ritual to the next level thanks to Stone Brewing Co.‘s Double Bastard Ale: Double Burn Habañero Hot Sauce. My mouth is still burning as I write this review.
The hot sauce is made with Stone’s Double Bastard strong ale and both habañero and crushed red peppers. Some habañero hot sauces are too hot, and they make eating foods dipped in them a challenge instead of a simple delight. Double Bastard Ale: Double Burn Habañero sauce is definitely hot, but it’s not too hot. And the Double Bastard Ale gives it a nice, sweet hoppy flavor that goes well with the spice.
I made some wings with just the Double Burn sauce and I also mixed some sauce with Frank’s Red Hot, for slightly less spicy wings. Both were delicious. If you like Stone’s Arrogant Bastard Ale or its Double Bastard Ale, and you are a fan of spicy foods, you’ll find a friend in Double Bastard Ale: Double Burn Habañero hot sauce. I know I did.
The sauce is available as part of a three pack directly from Stone for $20 plus shipping. That package includes one five-fluid-ounce bottle of the Double Bastard Ale: Double Burn Habañero sauce; one bottle of Arrogant Bastard Ale: Jalapeño Heat sauce; and one bottle of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale: Chipotle. I haven’t tried the other two sauces, but after tasting the Double Burn sauce and Stone’s fantastic Levitation Ale Barbeque Sauce, it’s probably safe to assume they’re similarly delicious.
Double Bastard Ale: Double Burn Habañero hot sauce is also available individually for $4.25 plus shipping on Amazon.com.