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RATINGS: 2561   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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Best "barley wine" ever. Deep red color with creamy off white/tan head. The taste was very robust and very enjoyable. Awesome ABV. I wish I could promote this beer more, a new favorite. Wish it was more readily available.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
I work at a store called Beverages and More, and have the opportunity of talking to the stone reps every week. He said this years Double Bastard is gonna be even more burly!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2628) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2006
2004 release. Poures a deep mahogany with a nice sized light tan head with nice lacing and that sticks around for a while. The aroma was strong enough to hit me while I was pouring. It had notes of dark fruits, caramel, hops and malts. The mouth is thicker than I was expecting, not syrup-like but definitly creamy. The flavor at first is fruit and alcohol with some caramel as well. Finishes off with hops and alcohol with mild bitterness. This is a sipping brew, much more so than the Arrogant Bastard. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep ruby red. Malty, not too hoppy at all, grapefruit hops, slight chocolate, alcohol isn’t noticeable, and pretty sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2006
From a bottle thanks to Noah. 2005 vintage. Pours a great mahogany red color, one of the best from a strong ale I’ve seen in awhile. Notes of brown sugar and hops on the nose lead into caramel and toffee on the front of the palate. Finishes with a bracing hop note, which should fade in time, but I found a bit too over-the-top. Need to age a few to rerate down the road.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the EBF... Aroma:strong aroma,alcohol,caramel.... Appearance:Amber,good tan head.. Flavor:Alcohol,caramel,good bitterness,grass...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Pours a hazy dark amber with big white head. Packs in tons of caramel malt, some brown sugar, tobacco, and dark fruit. Carries a moderate sweetness and is a bit rough throughout. Finishes with a sneaky balancing bitterness. Alcohol presence is there, but not overwhelming. As advertised, this is one huge beer. It was tough for even Jeanne and I to split this one together. A year old bottle of this with less bitterness might be fantastic, and great for a meal.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
"Bottled in 2003. Poured a nice brown/orange color. Head lasted very well. Aroma was of citrus. Flavor was perfect Carmel malts and grapfruits, no pine. Great Great beer."

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
who can resist! taste and understand. smooth taste and incredibly strong but this soon dissipates and becomes quite an enjoyable sip.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Lots of malt. Lots of hops. Lots of alcohol. This is a great American Strong Ale, and what I like to call a hop coctail. Pours to a deep amber to red color with a white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is excellent with lots of good piney and citrus hop aroma paired with some estery fruit. The palate is firm with good sweet and caramel malt flavor, and a nice back drop of estery fruit. Double Bastard finishes with good malt and fruit notes up front, the ends with some good piney hop bitterness, and a soothing alcohol bite. Really nice before or after dinner drink, and makes for a great sipping brew.


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