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RATINGS: 3647   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.


dmschefke's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Pours a dark amber copper with medium white head, lacing minimal. Aroma strong of hops (a nice balance, no particular one evident), pine, and heavy malt balance. Flavor is quite pleasant, the malt balances and makes it more complex than I was expecting. Nice change from the IPAs, stouts, browns, and barley wines. 22oz is a bit too much in one sitting though, 12oz is good enough.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1534) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Aggressively bitter citrusy hop profile on a sweet amber malt body. Slick texture. Pretty much the defining American strong ale but I’m not crazy about the malty/hoppy dynamic.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a very nice reddish auburn color with decent lacing. Smells slightly sweet and malty, kind of like maple. Tastes very malty and sweet. A good beer from stone, but nothing too special here.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ekinskofer (15) - - NOV 25, 2014
Great beer. Nice copper pour, decent head. Hoppy scotch taste, medium mouth feel. Lingering hop after taste. Enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1581) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
October 28, 2014. Bottle, best before september 28, 2014. Pours deep red with a dense tan head. Aroma is biscuit, red berries, pine, resin. Taste is medium pine bitterness with a sweet malty background and resinous notes. Finish is dry, hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1638) - 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 (137) - 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 (780) - 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 (354) - 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 (65) - 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.


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