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RATINGS: 2540   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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. íCourse thereís always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
22oz bottle pours a deep reddish brown w/ a thin light brown head. Bold complex aroma w/ lots of dark fruits smoky woods. Strong bittering hops flavor w/ hints of fruits and figs. Bitter aftertaste, definitely tastes like a 10% alcohol brew. I like it better than the regular AB, but I think I like the oaked AB better than this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 Ah, let me clear my sinuses. Wew, just took my first sip. Did someone crank up the stereo ? I hear Judas Priest, Rob Holford and the guyís whailing and I got front row seats. A brutal assult on my olfactory sensors. The Bordeaux of all brews, The Bully, The Dragon, The, The......all names that front themselves in my mind when confronted with such a massive, explosive combination of malts-hops-yeast-and water. Big, bold, earthy, citrus, chewy, off dry, very complex. The finish, who said finish, itís been three months since my last sip and i can still taste it. No finish here. the flavor has to die to have a finish. It just keeps going, more like the Terminator. Alcohol is well hidden. I saved a bottle and will open winter 2006 to see how bottle age effects this gargantuous ale. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommended to those willing to try. ****REVISION 4-8-06**** this just in. I opened that bottle. Couldnít wait til winter. So itís been six month in my closet and itís much more mellow. Drank it ice cold and the caramel character was front row. Kind of barely wine-ish at this point. The hops are still kicking though. Prolly go a while longer. Still fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Deep copper pour under a thin tan head that does a pretty quick vanishing act. Complex aromas of molasses, dark fruits, yeast, alcohol, and some floral hops. Oily, resinous, medium full mouthfeel supports flavors of sweet caramel, raisins, prunes, and roasted malt. As the hops begin to show themselves, notes of grapefruit and orange peel start drying things out for a nice balanced bitter finish. As things warm up, this bad boy really begins to shine. Stone rarely disappoints, and this is no exception.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Aw hell yeah. This one has been one of my favorites so far. See arrogant bastard rating for the history. Big caramel flavors. Lots of sugar and a great malty mouth coating. Full bodied but still drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Bomber. Pours a copper color with a quickly dissapating tan head, giving off a floral-citrusy aroma. Flavor is strong...grapefruit, carmely malts quicky give way to an attack of strong hoppy flavor. Very bitter on the back and aftertaste with a slight warming alcohol tied at the very end. A tad unbalanced but really, I expected the hops to be a bit overpowering (though not as overpowering as some, nor as floral). Very good, itís a fairly easy to drink beer despite the desciption, though I donít think more than one of thses bombers in a night would be such a good idea.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (4435) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 22 oz Bottle. Poured dark copper-amber with nice medium tan head. Tastes just like Arrogant Bastard to me except on steroids. Strong hops and malts give give this a lot of flavor One sip of this and you know you have a eal ale on your hands. Again, this is everything a craft beer should be. Stone does not have a lot of offerings, but each and every one is superb. This is another winner. Update. Picked up some 2007 bottles...drank one...yep, still good as every. Put a couple in the cellar to age. Will try one again next Christmas to see what a year does for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12544) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear, dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of plum, vanilla and brown sugar. Palate was light bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of sweet dark fruit with a warming bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Reddish brown, with a creamy tan head. Aroma is full of hops, malt and alcohol. You can tell this one will bite you. Flavor si bitter with hops, roasty malt. Metallic aftertaste and lots of apricot. Body is thick and cloying. Respect this beer. Iím glad I had Segfault to share it with. Itís mighty and itís might good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2006
From the bottle, pours an opaque medium brown with a thin off-white head. Very interesting aroma....very malty, roasted barley, some caramel. Tastes like it smells, plus a fair amount of bitter hops at the end. Thereís a hint of chocolate in there too. This is a good one, but Iím not sure Iíd rank it in the 100th percentile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7044) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry. Pours a clear bubbly ruby with an average size lasting off-white head. Aroma of funky hops with a nice amount of caramel malt and some dark fruit. Flavour -- holy shit, thatís almost like a Barley Wine. LOTS of hops with some dark fruit, malt, wood and alcohol. Full bodied and fairly well balanced but still one of the harder Stone beers to drink -- perhaps I am not fully worthy. Still, itís one fine Ale and I will attempt to prove my worthyness again and again.

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