motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of the surprise beers that The_Beer_God included in our trade, Mike, YOU ROCK YOU NUTTY BASTARD!!
Rating # 370
2003 Release: From just the pour this Bastard is screaming “BITCH, don’t talk back or I’ll back hand your sissy ass!” A deep rusty mahogany body with a dense and lofty tan pillow of head. The nose is full of massive amounts of toffee, caramel, grapefruit, and wild berries. Exceptionally aromatic and delightful!
Sooooooo much malt in the palate! This is a caramelized grapefruit, freaking big brown sugar, that smoky Canadian grade-A molasses, and CITRUS out the BadonkAdonk! Big notes of Plums, Apples, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Apricot, damn good stuff! The palate is very velvety and viscous, hops up and slaps you with a bitter / sweet bite in the finish!
A damn fine Beer, but if consumed in vast quantity I think it would be a bit much!!
jamdead (8) - Ashland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Why call it a strong ale this is a barleywine all the way, a very smooth beer. The hops are a little less pronounced than in Arrogant Bastard, but in this case the maltiness is increased twofold. A very enjoyable beer.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 ridiculous quantities of supersweet caramel, stacks of vegetal high-alpha hops, dogshit, toast, grapefruit, raisins, plums, vodka, pepper, musk lifesavers, vegetable stock. surprise surprise it's a stupidly overthetop beer. could have been nice if they hadn't used those foul piney-vegetal highalpha hops, it's like pride of ringwood but even uglier. but i guess everyone else here seems to like that stuff so what can i do. nevertheless thanks to greg for the opportunity to see what strange concoctions americans are drinking these days
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2003 release deep reddish-brown in color with a beautiful creamy beige head that leaves sticky sheets of lace in the glass. Strong hoppy aromas of grapefruit and candy, citrus, bready and fruity flavors kind of like pineapple cake. Full bodied with a thick almost syrupy mouthfeel, alcohol is very well hidden. Thanks to herbjones for this bastard.
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003; paid $4.99 for a 650ml bomber
Cherry colored; nice inch head; lots of carbonation!
Without a doubt, one of the best smelling beers I've had. Sweet citrus, pine, slightly IPA- very very appetizing! Very smooth, deep citrusy.
MMM very nice beer. Sweet, tangy alcohol- not well masked- but not over the top either, mixed in with what reminds me of caribbean fruits- mangoes, etc.
A little thin in the mouth (carbonation wise- which I don't get because I see it all over the place)- but nothing I can't live with. This and heavy feel.
A nice beer!
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Attractive bright garnet-red color, medium pitted head. Lots of bubbles cling to the glass. Strong carbonation, heavy crackling sound. Curiously weak aroma - earthy, somewhat peppery but its all a stretch. Thick, caramelized malts paired with a resiny mouthfeel and an earthy, somewhat blood-like metallic flavor. Flavor is nearly as muted as the aroma - I can't understand this...why is this beer so mild? Is it some sort of illusion? Melanoidins develop more as it warms, along with a vegetal component like cooked corn. Alcohol is very well masked, although the strength is apparent once you've had a bomber of this stuff.