RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2551   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 2005 Bottle courtesy of Droopy49, you da man. I say this one is a Barleywine, hands down. Pours clear brown with a nice reddish hue. Nice color! Aroma not quite as aggressive as I was expecting, but still pleasant and very heavy on the caramel and brown sugar, with a hint of citrusy hops, and some port like aromas. Rich thick caramel malty flavor, nicely balanced by a huge hop bitterness. As it warmed, I picked up some fruitiness, almost grape like. Going down, this kicks you in the balls with the warming and hop bitterness, almost like a whisky. This is not for the inexperienced palate, so newbies beware. This should cellar nicely. I’d love to see this in 12 oz bottles, because a bomber is a little too much. I can barely type. Good night everybody!

2005 bottle opened on 11-5-09, stored at room tremp: Same appearance, but aroma is of your typical barleywine. Flavor is dominated by rich malty caramel with some vanilla as well. Finish is dry and spicy, with perhaps a very very faint hint of sherry like oxidation. Surprisingly drinkable, but probably at the start of it’s decline.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 I enjoyed this much more than the arrogant bastard. Still incredibly hoppy, but it had a nice balance of some sweetness. I felt the arrogant was a little too one-sided.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Rather enjoyable, but this definitely not a brew you can drink too many of in one day. Hops, hops and more hops. A sweetness of caramel is definitely present, but not distracting. Nice head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Tap. Pours a deep copper with not very much head. I found this to be an abundance of hops with something missing. Some sweetness, but basically hoppy. Not as good as the well behaved arrogant bastard.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Stay far???? Hardly....... this one is like those little caramel cubes with a hop cone inside....well maybe not....what I am trying to say is tons of caramel and sweet malty with very spicy hop tatses. Yes an assault on the palate. Only could have 2 bombers then my tounge is dead

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2006
on tap. I actually dont think so highly of this its like the bastard just hopped up a bunch it was enjoyable enough though

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
22 oz bottle. 2005 release. After the ADR Grand Cru I dont’ know if i can say much let alone type. Oddly first pour worked a nice head but second pour yielded almost none. Sort of a Belgian IPA in taste. Sweet malts yields quickly to the bitter hops. Medium light body. Very good but needs a re-rate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 9, 2006
There is a mild fruity aroma to double bastard. The pour is a mahogany red with a huge golden head. Head retention is fully lasting with cosiderable amounts of lacing. The flavor is initially caramel sweet but the hop bitterness quickly comes to dominate. The hop flavor is bold yet suprisingly smoooth even as the flavor builds.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
Surprisingly, easier to drink than the smaller Arrogant. Still, take the advice and stay away from this beer. Truly an unforgiving assault. Caramel and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Deep Red Heavy Caramel, One finger tan head clinged to glass rocky, Heavy palate rich malty flavor. Sipping brew. more malt than hops but still plenty of hops due to heavy malts. Only could do one.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 191 192 193  194  195 196 197 » 256


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50