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RATINGS: 2561   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%.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
By looks alone, I would think this was regular ole’ bastard - meaty red with a creamy head. The aroma is absolutely decadent - cake batter, toffee, cherry and caramel are all wrapped in a nice alcohol spiciness and hop fruitiness. The body is as complex as the nose, really spreading throughout my mouth on first drink. The malt dominates, obviously, but it gracefully leaves room for a nice hop bitterness in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sugaree (3) - La, Accra, GHANA - DEC 23, 2005 does not count
Like cake batter - sweet and thick, warm and spongey - with a hint of toffee icing and the slight tang of raspberry glaze on top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 My favorite Stone...I think. It’s probably my fave ASA too. Actually don’t find it too hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Dark pour, the label is worth the price of the beer. The beer is strong but pleasant.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2005
The classic, kick your pallete’s ass beer. Malt sweetness, good hop background, and nice warmth from the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffcpa2 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2005 does not count
An excellent kick butt ale. Strong but not overwheming. Kind of thick/syrupy but that is good and Double Bastard passes the test as to its worthiness to accompany a good afternoon of tv football. This is definitly worth the expense to give it a try.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2005
22oz Bottle. Reddish amber hue, crystal clear, almost glows in the glass. What could be a hop assault on the nose is balanced nicely with sweet malt and alcohol warmth. Aromas of big fruity hops, big earthy hops, toffee and caramel, mollasses, and alcohol. Flavor is also incredibly well-balanced for how big the beer is. Sweet and syruppy, with flavors of big pungent hops and thick toffee malt, smoothed out by a healthy bitterness and drying alcohol throughout. Finish is warm and semi-sweet. Drinks like a nice barleywine, fantastic stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Wow, reminds me of a double IPA with tons of malt present as well! Packs a big punch, you will say wow when you take your first sip. Very syrupy, almost burns you with the alcohol present, more like taking medicine than drinking a beer. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Big woodsy hop nose, sweet toffee and very fruity flavors. AB’s big brother, certainly. Plenty of peppery alcohol in the finish. Viscous mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5544) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Fantastic hoppy/molasses aroma. The taste is odd - it certainly has a lot of hops, but it doesn’t really taste like beer that much. It leaves a clingy feeling on the back of my teeth and really thickens into something less than stellar. I wouldn’t even call this a top-five Stone beer.


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