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RATINGS: 3497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably wonít like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tdevil (13) - Feetood, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
12 pack of bombers. Poured dark brown, almost reminded me of a stout. Had a serious bite, and the abv had me sweating by the time I finished the bottle. This is one that I will share with a friend next time I crack one open.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beir4all (13) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Had a couple drafts at the local Cajun joint, and found it ample enough to hold its own against the complex flavors of the spicy food. It has a nice creamy head and smooth taste, with a swift kick of bitterness at the end. Will have again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magnerfan1 (13) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2010
For any younger drinkers (Iím 21) that appreciate some good beer for their buck, I have to suggest trying this or even the Double Bastard. At 22 ozís and 7.9 alc% itís basically like drinking 4 cheap domestics for the same price...except guess what?! Youíre not drinking some watery, piss yellow budweiser! This beer is delicious, affordable, and easy to appreciate.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bomber @ "Dive Bar" Wexford, Pa. Pours very dark amber, great "light" version of "Sublimely Self Ritious". Canít go wrong with Stone!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JimisDose (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
This has long been my favorite ale. As a huge fan of hoppy bears and this being the king of hoppy ales itís hard to do much better. Years ago I used to arrogantly stick to only European (primarily Belgium ales) but this was one of the beers that changed my tune and thankfully so as the proliferation of shockingly thrillingly hoppy beers coming out of smaller U.S. brewers has been incredible the past decade. Tonight Iím comparing it to another ale and it may have finally met itís match... the double bastard.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoneyDragon (13) - Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2012
The name says it all. This is a very interesting brew because it it not an IPA and not just an Ale. Pours a beautiful color close to that of brewed tea. A generous off white nutty head. Plenty of Hops that is balance well with the malts. I get a very smokey maltiness closer to the finish almost like a very good stout. A sweetness from the start until the hops shows up to let you know itís there. Not sure why I rated this beer because none of us are worthy. This will make it on the list of brews to put on tap. Loved it and would recommend if you havenít yet tried this one that you run out now and get a bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paccamacca (13) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Beautiful looking beer- dark amber with a thick, creamy, long lasting head. Medium bodied, bitter to the finish. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atomjack9 (13) - - FEB 22, 2014
strong as advertised. but a bit too hoppy and oaky for me to truly dig it. i mean iíve made my own booze with oak chips before, so Iím not scared by the oak chips, but this one...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
redOaks (13) - - MAR 3, 2014
Easy to love, great expression of hops and malt, the kind of like an old ale, or a barley wine, maybe a double IPA, but just dang tasty, west coast american IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NationWide (12) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2003
The local grocery store just started carrying this, which is kinda amazing since our college town tends to focus more on selling cases of Busch or Keystone or whatever cheap crap is popular at the moment...Hopefully this is one bastard that will stick around for awhile. First things first, this is a Big Beer: Big Taste, Big Aroma, Big Hops, Big Deep Blood-Red Color. The scent hits you the moment you crack the bottle open- fruity, hoppy, INSANELY strong. Pours with a nice brown-tan head that quickly diminishes into a little top-fizz. Tastes about how it smells, monstrously hoppy with a strong bite and aftertaste that keeps going for ages. To be honest, I'm worthy enough to like this for the great, ultra-strong beer that it is, but I'm not worthy enough to fully appreciate everything that there is about this beer. Still though, a great beer, and well worth the $3.38 pricetag.


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