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RATINGS: 2456   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. íCourse thereís always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2005
2004 bottle. Pours a lovely light burgundy color. Aroma is a little sweet and fruity. Malts, prunes and some fig. Alcohol aroma is present. Flavor is lots of hops and malts. Plum and a little roasted quality. Finish is a hoppy bitterness along with a touch of alcohol. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2005
I was let down with this beer. 2004 vintage. Definitely has the dark frutiy flavors coming though. Like berrand rugby said, plums, raisons, malt/caramel. A great beer, but I expected more. I could taste the alchy more then I hoped for. Call me a bastard for not raving about it, but it is a good beer that I was just hoping for more out of.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottle, 2004 vintage. darker amber...thin brown head, good lacing. Full ,round, and shifting in nuances...candied dark fruits; plum, raison, dates...rum cake...flavors sharing and changing in the palate. initially the malt flavor characteristics are spotlighted, but then....the bastard letís loose the dogs of hops! going to battle to balance the malt flavors the hops give dryness, slight oilyness...piney, bitter! mmmm....It all ends with a very round very fully even slightly alcoholic end. This is a wonderful beer to drink slowly and apreciate. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2005
huge hoppy pineapple aroma. nice amber caramel color. tons of everything in this beer. huge malt, huge hops--very balanced despite all the alcohol. pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
This a big beer, but damn good. The aroma is incredibly strong with a battle between citrusy and piney hops. The flavour is actually about as balanced asa beer this big could be. It starts off with some sticky sweet caramel maltiness and then a huge hop crunch with orangey/pine flavours. The mouthfeel is wonderfully resiny and oily. I wish I had more than 1 bottle.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
I LOVE THIS BEER. Forget a review...listen to this. The bay area (S.F.) had a shortage. I wanted this so bad this year. Every Bev and Mo. was sold out. Stone gave me the distributerís number, but he was sold out. every store on his list was sold out. So i called Beer of the month...Son of a gun...they had plenty. They shipped up 6. I paid the $10+ shipping and got ripped. It was a happy day

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3861) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [22 oz. bomber - 2004 vintage] Pours a dark brown/amber color with a creamy looking brown head. Powerful aroma and very complex. Mainly dark fruits, some citrus like grapefruit, sweet malts, brandy, whiskey and alcohol. Very tasty and intense smelling. The taste is amazingly smooth. Much smoother than Arrogant Bastard. The flavor is very sweet and fruity with hints of the grapefruit and caramel coming to the front. Itís blended very well and you get hints of a nice hop and malt blend all throughout the beer. The finish is very sweet and warming. One of the best beers Iíve ever had without a doubt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Wonderful fruity aroma, grapefruit, orange peel, hop oil, ozone and cat pee. Dark brown-amber liquid with slight haze, with foamy light tan lacing head. Medium heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Big fruity bitter sweet start, caramel, grapefruit, neutral fruits. Mild acidity. Hops from start to finish. Wicked bitter finish and after. Awesome taste, mild alcohol flavor but overall balanced taste. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Dark reddish brown with good head. Nice hop aroma and flavor balanced with caramel maltiness. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2005
There was a time when I would have been afraid of the Double Bastard...not anymore. Very nicely done Mr. Bastard. Aromas of fruit, burnt sugar and citrus. Hint of alcohol. Nice hop strength pushing through a thick textured and moderately sweet, slick elixir. Just plain enjoyable - skating that fine line between strong ale and barleywine - which is a place I love to hang out. Not so much arrogance, just extreme confidence and rightly so. Big thanks to Kinz.


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