Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2467   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
soft, light brown head, slightly hazy, ruby body, tiny bubbles. Soft and warm, very inviting. velvety and ripe. distinct Stone aroma (yeast?), hintd of roasted barley, ripe fruits, leather and spice. Rich and full all around. Dries out on account of the alcohol, but very well balanced. chocolate notes emerge as the exquisite warmth hits my chest. Complex, full and deep, an awesome offering, and superior to its little brother.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2004
First of all, i'm really sorry to Greg for not liking this beer. Super sticky and syruppy. Some vanilla, with a heavy grapefruit and pine flavour. This beer is a challenge if their ever was one, especially for a "wussie" like me. A bit too in your face and unbalanced. Once again, really sorry i didn't like this, but thanks to greg from Stone for letting us have a shot at it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Lightly hazy orangish brown color. Big aroma quite hoppy with a noticeable malt presence and fruity tones. Taste starts with carmel malts and lightly sweet then gives way to a more floral hoppieness and finishes quite bitter and lightly sweet. Noticeable alcohol presence, strong cherry tones and aggressive flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4427) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 2003 release, bomber. Been lettin this one sit for about 2-3 months. Pours a deep orange-amber, with some lighter red tinges. Medium off-white, thick creamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of strongly bitter hops, sweet caramel malt and, some lovely oak wood and earthy flavors. Reminds me much of Batch 6000 and as I sip it, the flavor is very similar as well. Big hops bitterness up front, fairly young, with a strong, velvety soft caramel malt quickly asserting balance. Finish is like a whole new beer, quite distinct from the body. Woody notes mix in with a leafy, earthy hops and a dry butter-toffee flavor mixes with strong citric oranges. Very creamy, low carbonation, much more balanced than Arrogant bastard. Alcohol only slightly present in the nose. Very Very good stuff, and tastes more like a barleywine. Huge aging potential.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 Liquid is blood red translucent under light. Nose is fruity malt and hops. Front is resin syrup thick, malts and fruit. Finish is hoppy, with lots of malt to balance things out. Overall spectacular!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2004
(22oz Bottle) Pours a large, creamy, almond head and a red-amber body. No carbonation. Strong hop and caramel nose. Cask and barleywine flavours are overpowered by cascade hops. This is one of the first high-hopped beers that I haven't loved - its too unbalanced. Very good but somewhat over-rated. Many thanks to Argo0 for donating this to my cause...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
Rich looking mahogany w/off white head. Aroma of hops and raisin and citrus - almost Port-like. Smooth with a lingering bitterness - reminded me of a barley-wine as it warmed. Lots of alcohol but still smooth with complex citrus/hops flavours. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2543) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
Deep amber in colour. Aroma of grapefruit, citrusy hops, fair amount of malt. Flavour had some alcohol heat, malty, citrus, hoppy and really full bodied. Finish is warming alcohol with a medium bitterness. Thanks jeffc666.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6500) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Bottle pours a cloudy dark ruby with a frothy off-white head.   Carbonation is light, lacing is adequate.   Aroma is the usual Strong Ale, however this one has the extra hops and citrus notes.   Initial taste is biting, hoppy, yet somewhat sweet.   Finish is long, mouth watering, and full.   You aren't quick to forget what you are drinking.   While smooth at the finish, it tiz a bit bitter.   However, it is quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
o2man (1) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2004 does not count
This beer will knock your socks off!! It starts strong and finishes strong, lots of,"kick your butt flavor." One of the best I've ever tasted.

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