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RATINGS: 2418   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%.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamdead (8) - Ashland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004 does not count
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2004
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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
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!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2584) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
Hazy dark amber colour with a moderate tan coloured head. Just slightly darker than Arrogant Bastard. Pungent and candyish aroma with bandaid notes. Candy sugar and slight caramel flavour followed by an all out lingering floral, grapefruit, and perfumed bitter assault. Silky smooth and full bodied mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2004
This is a great IPA. Hoppy, spicy, and bitter flavors. Finishes smooth, clean, and crisp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3211) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Right off the bat, this is a beautiful beer to look at. Deep clear amber beer supporting a thick head of off white. Richly malty aroma balanced by an equally hoppy aroma and taste bite. Just the right amount of body and a finish that is a long reprisal of the taste and aroma. The alcohol can be felt but is perfectly diguised in the beer itself. Very well crafted.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Had this at a beer tasting. Stone doesn't sell in Illinois but a bottle was brought to this tasting. Not enough to make an good rating but from the two ounces I had it was a treat. Reddish brown with tan head. Fruity, floral aroma. Smooth well-balanced flavor. Wish I had more to taste

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Extreme Beer Fest ’04: Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and malty caramel. Has an awesome amount of hops, and yet a smooth thick malt finish with buttery bitterness. Damn that’s good. I’m proud to have this as my 100th beer. 1/13/08 - 2005 vintage on tap at The Moan and Dove. This beer is as fantastic as ever. Aroma: wow. Taste: super wow.


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