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RATINGS: 2561   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2005
I feel bad to be the one to give this a relatively low rating but I think everyone here must be rating this stuff after drinking a pint on an empty stomach. I don’t mind high abv beers at all in fact I prefer them, but at least mask it a little bit. OK, take a pint of Arrogant Bastard Ale now add a shot of vodka, now you’ve got Double Bastard Ale. One thing I can say for it is that the appearance and mouthfeel are perfect. Nice frothy head and lacing all over but seriously, I had a cut on my lip and this burnt the hell out of it while drinking, why not sip Makers Mark?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
2004 bottle. Familiar dark orange pour, just a little darker than regular bastard (that just sounds weird). Similar incredibly inviting, far away from your glass aroma, only sweeter and stronger. Great strong malty and hoppy in your face American beer. "The definition of a massive beer" - jercraigs. Somehow this remains balanced through the whole process, start to finish. Very similar to regular bastard, just stronger as you would hope and expect. I’m not one to give in to the hype, but I really enjoyed this one - fantastic. Thanks for my last rating in a while jercraigs - this whole giving up alcohol for lent thing is tolerable because of this experience a few weeks ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Pours dark amber/brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma is oranges with peels and grapefruit. Nice bitter fruit start with grapefruit and carmel flavor with a bitter hop finish. Very full bodied. Great stuff!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Happy birthday to me! 2004 Vintage 22-oz. bottle. Pours coppery nut brown, very clean with a tall frothy brown head, like caramalized butter. Wonderful roasted malt aroma with caramel and nuts with an alcohol nose. The flavor is a warming caramel malt and faibtly oats. It finishes hoppy with an alcohol bite that tries to steal your breath. Full-bodied and warm palate with a slight metallic nouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 2003, bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a nice glass coating light tan creamy looking head. Toffee, piney, floral hops, and nice malty aromas in the nose. The sweet malts are really coming through...I guess after two years in the bottle I should expect that. I sense the alcohol as this warms in the glasss. My wife sipped it and couldn’t decide whether it was I2PA or barley wine. Either way....I love it. Taste yields more hops on top of the alcohol flavor followed by sweet malts. If the state of FL finds out I’m bringing this into the state I’m busted for sure. The finish is alcohol all over the place---phenol, ester, fusel--plus an appropriate amount of bitter hops. Strong ale? Barley wine? I2PA....I’m not sure, but no matter what your call is I’d say you’ll find it to be excellent. Thanks Cornboy!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (532) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Dark brown-orange appearance. The malts are more aggressive here than Arrogant Bastard, but not as balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2566) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Reddish brown, moderate sized light tan head. Aroma is big in all regards. Huge hops, huge alcohol, and very big but rough malts. However, I feel that the aroma is not balanced, it’s just big. The flavors are everywhere. The finish is sweet alcoholic, but there is some hop flavor. I used to have this as a 4.5 beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ghett0yeti (29) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 This is by far the best tasting thing I have ever had the pleasure of putting in my gullet, and I’ve eaten spoonfuls of mayonnaise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jt77fb (1) - Vienna, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2005 does not count
I mean as always its a tastey beer, but I thought it wasn’t hoppy enough. Not as aggressive of an ale that I was used to from you guys. I still drank plenty so keep up the good work. Jimmy Vienna, Va

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
2004 release. Bright red-brown colour with a thick light brown head. Very sweet malty aroma, bready, cookie dough, biscuit malt with a spicy hop aroma. Flavour is malty and sweet up front, cookie dough, caramel and a light spicy hop flavour before a huge bitterness explodes across the palate. As it wams, there is a strange chemical aroma/flavour that comes across. Pretty good, but way overrated in my opinion.

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