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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%.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2003
This is arrogant bastard on steroids. Everything of the original was kicked up a notch, and man is this a treat, Hoppy goodness

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
multiple glasses froma 3Liter bottle the aroma is very sweet, hoppy and has lots of oily scented citrus notes, the head is huge and tan, a very ruby copper color, the flavor was very closely to Old Guardian, very hoppy and sweet, nice and crisp but leaves a syrupy sweet coating to the tongue

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 ReRate 11/7/03 - 2003 Vintage - Crystal clear dark copper with a small tan head. Lacing is nice. Aroma is very sweet and carmely. Behind, but not far, the malt is a big pine hop aroma. There is also some spiciness. Flavor is, quite nice, actually it is awesome! Very complex, spicy caramel malt and hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is almost totally hidden. Body is full and the carbonation is perfect. This is a truly great beer!

(Old Notes) Lots of everything here. Nose consists of massive hops. Dark ruby in color. Good head with nice lacing. Very big body from all of hte malt with an alcoholic bite to it. Pretty much seems like a seriously good barley wine to me.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2003
This is just plain a WONDERFUL beer! Huge hop nose! Massive body, great alcholic warmth, yet well balanced by hoppy flavors. Truly the most arrogant beer around!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sudsmeister (64) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2003
To this date, I have tasted only one other brew which is this good, and it is no longer in production. The "Double" is rich, tasty and strong. (I will refrain from other adjectives, for fear that I might go overboard!). You hardly notice that it has 10% alcohol until you have one or two. At that point, you will be wondering if it is still in stock. The only negative is that the production is limited.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topper71 (19) - USA - MAY 29, 2003
Man - this is good beer. I actually didn't touch the Schaefer all night after downing these bad boys. Do yourself a favor and buy a case and enjoy the hell of these. Not that easy to find though so stock up.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 looking to re-rate sometime again

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 28, 2003
2002 release. I do not like this ale at all. It has no balance and there are 2 things that are overwhelming, the alcahol and hops. Too much for my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2003
2002 Bottle: Well here it is, another highly anticipated bottle from Stone. The beer pours a slightly reddish color. The head has a little bit of a cascade to it. The head is fairly thick, and lingers awhile. Very complex nose: it's hard to distinguish the individual aromas. What is suprisingly not jumping out at me are the aroma of hops. I've come to expect that in a stone brew. The taste is very rich. A huge maly sweetness that I'm sure is balanced by a large amount of hops that are just well hidden. The alcohol is also hidden. I like this more than the Arrogant One. It is even surpassing the 03 Vertical epic to be my favorite Stone!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 (2003 update. This one seems a little more balanced than last year. The flavors are just a complex and the alcohol is a little less prominent. Absolutely Divine!) This 2002 Double Bastard has been sitting in my basement aging for six months - gently, persistently calling my name. Tonight I weakened and brought this muther of an ale up to savor. Wow, it's complex, assertive and definitely not for fizzy yellow beer lovers! This could be classified as a barleywine with it’s high alcohol content and potent malts. But the alcohol is well balanced by the enormous flavors and aromas - a magnificent brew all in all. It all started with a beautiful pour - clear brownish red with a huge, rocky, tannish head which left a nice lacing as it dissipated. The aroma was rich and full of malt sweetness with a balancing hop spice. The flavor was caramel, molasses, and coffee along with plenty of the aforementioned hop bitterness to maintain the multi-prong assault on my taste buds. Though this Bastard taunted and did it's best to overpower me, I found myself worthy of this one and expectant of more. I'm glad that its brothers await me in the basement – gently, persistently calling me to face them again another day…


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