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RATINGS: 3643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


sharpe1987's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharpe1987 (8) - - FEB 14, 2012
Crazy amount of flavor in this complex beer. Overwhelms the palate of this newbie. Sweet, yet smokey. Hop aroma from the very beginning, yet you don’t get the hops in the taste until near the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1620) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
22 oz bottle from the Arrogant Bastard Box poured into a nonic pint glass. Clear amber with two fingers of beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, floral hops. Tastes of caramel, toffee, pine, floral notes, good amount of bitter hops. Like a cross between a brown ale and an IPA. Medium body with a dry finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RHutch (11) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
The innovator. This has been killing it in my opinion for over decade. Always spot on with heels big hops and malts. Good to see a perfect brew available when ever you desire.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (133) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Good beer. A little hot for only being 7%. Thought it would be closer to 11%. Good stuff you won't be disappointed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Plein du malt bien équilibré par une finition plein d’houblon. C’est une bonne mélange du malt caramel (mais peu sucré), un peu fruité, et une bonne amertume dans la finale. Je suis d’accord que c’est une bière aggressive, mais je ne dirais pas que c’est trop complexe. C’est assez complexe, mais c’est comme ça avec les bonne bières ’craft.’

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (353) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 22, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 11/21/14. Beer from Total Wine Lewisville,TX. This is a great beer with a well balanced flavor of the hops & malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (60) - Minneapolis, - NOV 21, 2014
It is definitely an aggressive beer compared to the standard commercial fare, but for craft beers and for me it’s actually a real nice balance of the toasted malts, some hops, caramel, little bitter on back. It’s pretty drinkable for 7.2%. Could probably chug them on tap and get myself in trouble.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (196) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Before rate beer, I’d have never tried this. I had looked at it many times and wondered what was. Finally time to try it I guess. Bottle, color dark Amber, big creamy white head, huge lacing. Aroma spruce, raisin, malt. Flavor is malt, citrus rind bitter, orange. Finish is bitter sweet. This has a lot of sweet malt backbone, with a big, hops bitter, which I guess is what they are known for. Palate is rich and smooth, carbonation moderate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCx240 (61) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a deep, ruby amber with a small tan head (but decent retention). Aroma is a bit on the faint side, including notes of caramel, coffee, pine, and resin. Taste wise, you’re greeted with notes of coffee and roasted nuts, thick caramel and molasses, and floral pine and resin lingering on the palate. Full bodied, lively carbonation, long and bitter finish. Quite enjoyed this one.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bork (318) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Excellent beverage with a gorgeously well-balanced bitterness backed by a full malty body and thick, creamy texture. A modern American classic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2014
Big bang as the cap shifted towards the ceiling. Strong waft of nutty praline filled the room. Beyond it is woody, nutty; heaving with roasted, oddly phenolic husky grains, over sparged or the like - nothing like burnt toast in your beer!
Palate is sweet, residually and forefront. Sticky, icky with bitter burnt sugar notes not helping. This is sweet, Cara, crystal, Vienna, don’t care what they used I believe I’ve failed to find the depth. Medial body with developing (thankfully) rough, earthy, spicy, floral and piney hop notes as it warms near room temperature. Carbonation is moderate softening greatly as it heads south. Pepperberries, juniper and a hint of mace give it thrill otherwise it is sugar and wood driven. Perplexed as it has taken me years to taste the Bastard and it treats me like that. Bastard!!!. (1pt,6fl.Oz, Enjoy by 11/03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)


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