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RATINGS: 2349   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. ’Course there’s always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Bottle pours a cloudy dark ruby with a frothy off-white head.   Carbonation is light, lacing is adequate.   Aroma is the usual Strong Ale, however this one has the extra hops and citrus notes.   Initial taste is biting, hoppy, yet somewhat sweet.   Finish is long, mouth watering, and full.   You aren't quick to forget what you are drinking.   While smooth at the finish, it tiz a bit bitter.   However, it is quite enjoyable.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
o2man (1) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2004 does not count
This beer will knock your socks off!! It starts strong and finishes strong, lots of,"kick your butt flavor." One of the best I've ever tasted.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Truly Double the Arrogance. Very hoppy to start, then the hop/caramel/citrus tastes settles in, with a clean slightly sweet finish. I would never guess the ABV without checking the bottle. This really knocked my socks off!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Alotta anticipation in this one. Red/brown color with a very small head of orangy bubbles. Aroma was buttery with toffee, and malt followed with the unmistakeable blast of the hops. Flavor was huge with a massive, creamy almost sweet start then hitting the hop mingling together and finishing dry with a long wonderfully bitter aftertaste. This beer is very thick on the palate but finishes great. Though I am a fan of the big stouts I have learned alotta respect for these type of beers... Bravo to Stone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Easy my fave of the Stones, sweeter and stronger, yet balanced with a more powerful hop bite. also more brown than the single bastard, and a more cumulous lighter fluff to the head. fruit and pine aromas, good finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
I laboured over whether to enjoy this Ale tonight or wait. I thought about saving it for my 100th rating but decided against it (Impatient Bastard). I considered sharing it with my Brother-In-Law but decided against it (Selfish Bastard). After I made my decision to enjoy it I had difficulty logging on to rate it (Unlucky Bastard). The time is now. Deep garnet red with a slowly evolving, dense tan head. Pralines, candy sugar and citrusy hops on the nose. This beer has a definite beginning, middle and end. Initially, the mouth is greeted to sweet malt, candy sugar, sundried tree fruit and a floral bouquet of hops. Suddenly, an all out piney, citrusy hop attack. The finish is floral and sweet with a warming alcohol burn. I'm glad I didn't wait, but it leaves me wondering what Double Bastard might evolve into if given the time.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2004 tasted like fruit salad and boiled vegetables together at once. iced coffee aroma. not a lot of subtlety. plums, aniseed and obviously heaps of hops. but no real yeast or malt character. entertaining but not all that pleasant for this wussie. ta be to the bastard

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Winter Jubilee '04, Deep amber in color with a thick dense white head.Exploding hop and sweet malt aroma.Alcohol is warming but very well balnced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 Hazy and dark amber. Long-lasting beige white head. Syrupy sweet aroma of peaches, lemon and grapefruit. THICK flavour! Starts sweet, like spinned sugar or syrup. Then the fruity hops sets in. A grapefruity flavour that just keeps growing on. It's brutal and I just love it. Long hoppy finish (duh). Thanks to ciderguy for this gem!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
2003: Wow! I thought regular AB was good. Double Bastard is great. Very thick and sticky with a hop bite to make your tastebuds crave for more. Grapefruit in the nose, and a sweet hoppy flavor.


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