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RATINGS: 2434   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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2004
2003 bottle. Creamy off-white head that lasts a while... clear deep ruby / mahogany body. Initial whiff of the aroma brought a sweet hoppy and BMW leather aroma. Also seems a bit fruity... like fruity liquor; blueberry schnapps and cherry. Taste is sweet, strong, and bitter. Orange, wood, brown sugar, alcohol. I like the way the alcohol isnít too unpleasant... the hops and sweetness seem to block that nicely, without having it be too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
(Draft: OíBrienís in San Diego, CA) Fairly strong, even for the 2IPA category, this special Stone offering is thick and full bodied, with a strong, sweet maltiness and an aggressive hops bitterness; Very sweet from start to finish, but especially in the finish; Dark red/brown color with good head retention

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Dark amber color with a dense white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus and bready malts. Sweet malty flavor up front leads into some notes of fruit and spruce. Hintts of citrus and pine in the bitter hoppy finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Now this is an incredible beer. Just found a place that has 8 more of them... almost bought them out. Wonderful hazy-brown color, almost looked like an ESB. Fantastic kick of hops to balance out the inevitable malt in a 10 percenter. Better than the regular... ReRate: 2004 edition, perhaps itís me having had more beers, but now I get the impression that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. We get it, hops and alcohol, ok, how about a bit of subtlety? I know this beer isnít for those liking subtelty, but still... ReRate (3 Liter 2003 edition): Wow, not nearly the carbonation of the 22oz version. Cloudy, hazy brown color with wonderful aromas of malt, prunes, and maybe olive? Fantastic pour from the liter bottle. Wow. Perhaps this is how it supposed to taste?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2004
To be consumed preferably in small quantities. Extremely rich fruit, raisin and chocolate flavors tempered by well balanced bitterness. Alcohol is quite aparent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2004 22 oz bottle, tulip glass. Bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate malt (H); spruce, citrus (grapefruit/lime) hops (M); light alcohol, raisin, plum, peach, red wine, toffee, brown sugar aromas. Large, creamy, light brown head is well lasting and leaves good lacing. Clear, dark, ruby body. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter finish of long duration. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, slightly alcoholic. The bottom line is: excellent malt, wonderful body...acidity and alcohol are my only two complaints (and not big ones in this case).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
bitter taste, ameloriated by malt. Crimson with hops suds best appearing in a trappist glass. Floral and pine strong hoppy aroma. Grapefruit mid-sip, cheese aftertaste. Alcohol warming, feels like vodka.. Good with strong meat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Wow, what can I say about this beer that hasnít already been said. If you like Stoneís Arrogant Bastard,youíre gonna love this offering! Malty with a perfect hop balance, and a beautiful red hue....man I wish I had another right now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Dark reddish to brown color, minimal head. Strong alcohol and malt aroma, but plenty of hops to balance it out. A strong, aggressive beer with lots of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2004
This beer is exceptional. Deep red with creamy tan head. Dark roasted Malty rich aroma. Fruity, chewy maltiness with a nice hop balance. Almost like a brandy. This brew satisfies and makes you want more. Alcohol is warming. This bastard is remarkably smooth to drink. Quality at every sip. This is a standout offering.

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