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RATINGS: 2507   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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This is a lacerative muther of a beer. The evil big brother of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is strongly suggested you stay far, far away from this beer. Those foolish enough to venture close enough to taste will experience a punishingly unforgiving assault on the palate. ’Course there’s always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnacle_Ed (49) - Milpitas, California, USA - FEB 12, 2016
One delightful "muther of a beer" indeed. Toffee, caramel, citrus, rye, and bread taste. Spice in the aftertaste. Resiny and sticky. Creamy and smooth. Simply marvellous.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1270) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
From a 650ml bottle on 12/2/2106 (ABV listed as 11%). Pours a cloudy dark reddy brown with a small head. The nose features caramel, toffee, rye, spice, honey, stone fruit and a bit of zesty citrus fruit. Flavour wise, this is huge - masses of caramel, butterscotch and toffee, brown sugar, sweet stone and stewed fruit, marmalade, bread, toast, rye and spice, followed by a hint of warming booze. It features a massive sticky, resiny bitterness which hits you like a punch in the face. The palate is syrupy and slick with modest carbonation. Extremely bold, rich and intense. Magnificent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (364) - MEXICO - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle, 660ml. A clear reedish beer with a medium size brown head and minimal sediments. Aroma is of firewood, malt, alcohol and spices. Taste is bitter with a strong malt backbone. Some carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste reminds me of bourbon and it has an alcoholic finish. Well balanced and very smooth. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (640) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle, 660ml. Clear maple with a frothy brown head. Sweet caramel and toffee aromas with hints of fruity hops. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, with rich roasted character and a complex bitter and alcohol finish. Exquisite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (633) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2016
A big, leathery, raisiny elephant that walks into the room and sits on your chest. Very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (282) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Dark red Amber pour with very little head. First taste and last tastes are all the same just fantastic. Very balanced malty but just hoppy enough. Really great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1453) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016
A big, sweet, boozy nightcap. Very well made, scoring high in almost all departments. If I have any complaint, it’s that the bottle size seems extravagant - a 330ml of this would be near perfect, rather than a pint and a bit. Perfect appearance: caramel brown with a thick head that lasts. Aroma was more restrained than I expected, perhaps due to the serving temperature. Brown sugar, brandied pears, raisins. Perfect palate: creamy smooth. Alcohol is well integrated - it’s the sugars that dominate til that big minty-piney finish. (Pint bottle from Leura Cellars. 2012 version)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANZUShophunter (207) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
On tap at Brewski, Brisbane. A mahogany brew with caramel malt, ethanol and piney hops on the nose. Complex taste profile with a nice balance between strong bitter and sweet components in the finish. This is one rich beer: a meal in a glass. Looking forward to trying the barrel aged versions.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (259) - North Branch, USA - JAN 23, 2016
22oz bottle pour at home with a bottle date of 10/13/15 Pours a deep copper color. Personally, the best thing about this beer is the mouthfell and the palate. Tastes like a mouthful of red and black licorice. Yet another great Stone beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (737) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
The beer pours a dark brownish amber color with a small head. The aroma has roasted malts, licorice and booze. Taste is big with a balance of caramel sugar, molasses and orange. The finish has some mild bitterness and mild alcohol. Good beer.


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