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RATINGS: 2456   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
Wow it's great to be rating a +4 beer after a 2.5 month drought! Deep copper amber under a yellow beige smallish shortish lasting head. Super aromatic hops and fruity passion fruit and honey dew melon aroma. Medium full mellow velvety body. Big hoppy and sweet caramel and molasses malt flavours with hints of similar fruit to the aroma. Biting hop bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2004
Dark garnet in color with an off white head. Not sure why but full and round come to mind to describe the aroma. It smells heavy and malty, with some fruit tones. It really hits hard and pulls you in. The taste is sweet and smooth and finishes bitter. There is a sharp citrus and pine bitterness that states around but seems to ballance nicely with the round malt presense.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoldenCrown (18) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
Despite the name's protest, its a lovely beer. An excellent balance of bitter and sweetness. Easy to drink. The aroma was, to me, like pine cones and french bread.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 2, 2004
Yum! Beautiful color with a slightly off white head. Sweet, but not too sweet. It balances the hops very nicely. It has some definite citrus notes. I noticed flavors very much like orange blossom honey. This stuff'll kick you ass.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 redish colored color. not much head, disappears quickly after leaving the bottle. smells sweet and has a slight smell of alcohol. DAMN. the first sip is surprisingly smooth, and then BAM hops aftertaste. bitter as hell, good as hell too. This is one bastard of a beer, and that is a good thing. Great beer!

rerate - more of just an addition on how great this beer really is. I got a 2005 bottle from Sean, and I am not sure it was kept very well because it did not impress. Garrett brought over a 2004 bottle tonight which inspired me to add notes to it. God. It tastes so fresh, to be more than 2 years old. Phenomenal beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2004
Copper color, like a dirty penny. Not much head, not alot in the way of lace. Aroma is funky, sweet molasses and caramel. Fruity. Lots of hops in the flavor, big stong malt backbone underneath. Flavor notes are hop oils, toasted wheat bread, and something smoky. Very full flavored, rich full mouthfeel, this one rides along like a barley wine, nothing less. Not a strong old ale as listed. This is a barley wine, one which could use a few years in the cellar in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Big tan head, dark brown. Complex aroma, a little of everything, roasted malts, citrus alcohol. Big hops but balanced with a bigger dark malt flavore. Not a sweet beer but a big, big beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Hophead delight! This is a wonderfully huge balance of malt and hops. It is not as syrupy as a barley wine and the hops are delicious. I had one shortly after the 2003 release and then one last week. The hops had calmed down in my second tasting. If you are a hop lover, don't wait with these- they are fresh and fragrant out of the gate. Very classy.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Deep mahogany colour, tight creamy head leaving a elegant sheet of lace. Aroma is caramel, floral hops. Flavour is intense hoppyness remarkably well balanced by aggressive malting. Finish is dry and a bit malty. This is a big and aggressive beer definitely designed to separate the men from the boys.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Dark mahogany amber colour with a medium lasting tan head that is frothy. The nose is sweet grapefuit nose strong and crisp. The taste at first there is a sweet suggary feel then before you realize the sweetness a crisp sharp and sexy hops cut through. Then BAM again more suggary sweet. THe taste keeps going back and back again and again. IT then finishes with a bitter acidic hops. Over all= phan-frickin-tastic


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