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RATINGS: 2429   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
Amber color with a beige head. The taste is a sweet malty body with a massive hoppy flavor coming in to dominate. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
Pours a nice copper colour with a medium head. Sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet malt tast upfront before the hop assault hits. Finish is surprisingly drier than expected. Alcohol is apparent in the taste. This is a good beer but somewhat overhyped.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Ruby with small golden head. Grass, rasins, sweetness in the aroma. Soft feel. Grass, rasins, hops, sweetness and very complex. Lingering dry and bitter aftertaste. I don´t like it. I love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
pours brown white a fine white head. Powerfull, whith lots of hops, which last forever! Aroma is fruity, hoppy with notes of sweetness. Really nice beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbristow21 (2) - ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005 does not count
big beer, aroma is wonderful at first i smelled nuttty malt but later more fruitty. pours great. tan head deep copper color. finish is great slight alchoal burn , which i love, beautiful balance not to bitter not to sweet. just great beer best i’ve had in awhile

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1273) - TAIWAN - APR 27, 2005
bottled. white head w/ fruity aroma. amber colored, full bodied strong ale. hoppy as expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Pours brown with a creamy head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, wth some maltyness. Taste is bitter, sweet, hoppy. Full bodied with a loooong bitter after taste. An outstanding beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1404) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2005
2004 22 oz bottle. Pours a reddish copper with a big fluffy off-white (almost orangeish) head that retains well and laces the glass. The first pour is clear, the second has some miniscule floaties.

The aroma is piney, grassy hops, some pineapple fruitiness, and a dose of spicy alcohol.

The flavor is sweet fruity caramel malts, pepper, and some woodiness followed by a big spicy alcoholic hop finish. It is medium to full bodied and fairly velvety, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, an excellent brew. Big in every way (especially hops and alcohol), yet not overbearing and fairly well balanced - it is almost too sweet at times. The more I drink, the smoother it gets! Reminds me quite a bit of Great Divide’s Old Ruffian.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2005
Poured from bottle. Ruby red with medium size white head that gives way to good lacing. Floral aroma with alcohol present. Hop flavor with some sweet grapes and alchohol burn. Great coating mouthfeel. Very enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2005
Ruby red color with a foamy head that leaves some great lacing down the glass. A rather hoppy aroma(floral and grapefruit) with a lot of sweetness as well, almost sugar like. Ther was some alcohol as it warms. A huge kick of bitter hops in the taste. But a sweet, almost too sweet, malt backbone keeps this from becoming too one dimentional. it is still very extreme. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, clingy all the way down.


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