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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%.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 Originally had this a Vail Beer Fest. 2-oz. sample in a snifer. (7/10, 4/4, 6/10, 4/4, 13/20) Resampled from the ’06 batch from a bomber.<P> Beer is very clear, dark amber color with a small, creamy, light-brown, mostly and rapidly diminishing head.<P> The aroma is quite a bit more demure than it was in my first sample. This one contains lightly-to-moderately malty notes of toasted grain, caramel; Moderate hoppy notes of grapefruit, resin and pine, light pot-like (like your jacket after a rock concert) vegetal grassiness; Moderate miscellaneous notes of honey, wood, spicy alchs. <P>Flavor is moderately sweet and moderately-to-heavily bitter/grippy with a long, heavily grippy-scrappy bitter finish. Bleh. Assessing palate damage...<P> The body is full, the texture is velvety, the carbonation is lively, moderate warmth.<P>

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Beautiful reddish brown color. Huge everything about this beer. Nice big lacey head.The aroma was full of citrus. The flavor burst out with strong hops bitterness, very sweet maltiness, I think this is an improved version of Arrogant Bastard. Nice crisp feel, perfect palate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 ’05 vintage. Slighty hazy and reddish/orange in appearance. Nice smallish head. Very fruity armoa with a mild bitterness {hops?} Nice to drink while it’s cold in my opinion, as it warmed a bit, seemed to get a little rough. Perhaps this would stay smooth right thru the end with a bit of aging. Overall, definitely recommend. Nice strong ale for sure!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of fruits, dried fruits and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, dried fruits, fruits and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 2, 2006
Dark red color, extremely complex flavor of hops and malt. Almost syrupy sweet. Definitely not session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Deep hazy garnet in color. Good head and lace that sticks lingers for a little while. Rich malts and perfumey nose. Very well carbonated. Rich carmelly malts, consistancy that is almost vinous, hops are alot more toned down than regular bastard. Very solid beer and still more balanced then a couple years ago, holding up nicely. ’03 vintage.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Deep ruby red color with a thick lacy head. Aroma of citrus, bourbon, malt and soy. Complex & sweet with notes of citrusy fruit, toasted chestnut, smoked wood and some lingering bitterness. Very think body and just a little bit of soapiness. But all in all very delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2005 bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with creamy tan head. I got a nose full of candy sugar, cherry, caramel, toffee, and pungant hops. Fruity sweet, golden raisin, and an pleasant alcohol burn. Very smooth. Rolls over the tongue nicly. A fine drink, but not one of my faves.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber red wih a 2.5 finger beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of spice, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is initially sweet on the lips with a strong hoppy caramel middle that leads to a warming alcohol finish. Thick, creamy, and chewy on the palate. This is truely a beer for the season.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Sweet nose with spice notes. Toffee and cherry. Alcohol spiciness. The hops surface in the taste — a citrus bitterness that lasts. On top of that is a sweet, chewy caramel and toffee taste. There are notes of orange peel, maple syrup and honey. Medium to thick body, slightly syrupy. Excellent.


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