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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. íCourse thereís always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle aged two years. Deep amber color with still a nice level of carbonation. Aroma still shows a good hop presence, floral and fruit. Malt is here for sure as well, caramel and thick toffee.

The flavor still displays the hop presence as well, the signature Stone pine hop shows in the finish of the beer with the toffee, caramel and hints of dough. The ABV has mellowed out a bit and shows just a slight warming after the sip. With the age, the flavor has the malt taking over with the hops now complimenting the beer with a nice balance. Nice drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlmostHome (18) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Good beer. Very malty. Strong. Thick head with a great brown color. Starts and ends strong. Like a loaf of bead. At 11.2% it gets your attention. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (114) - - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a dark red/brown body with a medium head. Aroma of barrels and a rich taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (69) - - MAY 23, 2014
10oz draft. Pours very thick with a thick lasting white head. Pours a murky reddish brown color. Aromas of sweet caramel, vanilla, and citrus. Bold flavors of pine, syrup, sticky hops , and raisins. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and thick . Finishes with a dry sweet hopped profile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (520) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Slightly hazy glowing amber brown with a light ring of head. Very sweet sticky hop smell. A big semi sweet hop bitter syrup taste. With a bitter dry finish. That mild bitter last long after the sip is gone.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bshep (114) - - MAY 16, 2014
DRY BEER. I had a PBR after drinking just one of these and I couldnít taste anything at all. Not for the weak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2315) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Shared 2011 bomber, poured to snifters showing a hazed to cloudy, copper color, with an off white layer of head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was dank, with a little greenery, fruit, and sweet maltiness. The taste was boozy, and quite bitter in itís earthy & rind-like way, but tempered nicely by the persistent malt sweetness. Medium+ bodied, and quite Barleywine-ish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (331) - - MAY 11, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 Draft is 2006 vintage. Pours a hazy copper brown with sponge lacing. Aroma is earthy, with hoppy oxidation. A certain mild aged hop complexity. Flavor is "brandy sauce" with a slight note of rust, suggesting faded hops. I will revisit this review with a fresh bottle. From Stone event at Brickskeller 6/1/09.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 10, 2014
The aroma of this is pungent of oak and whiskey barrels the head is beautiful and the ale itself is dark amber red and the taste is strong and a balanced bitterness with its hop blast also it has strong caramel,oak and leather with a strong ale taste and surprisingly sweet by far my favorite brew it?s a very intense ale i feel like i should be wearing medieval knight armor while drinking it. Definitely should have this with bbq/smoked meats maybe some good pretzels definitely awesome with a grilled burger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3500) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
14th March 2014, large bottle at a barbeque in Newport Beach, bought and took the bottle myself and didnít share it! Aggressive little bugger isnít it. Hops full on in the mouth, yet it has a sweeter maltier nose: bitter in flavour with a definite Barley wine undertone. A fine beer in all aspects.


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