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RATINGS: 2436   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Beer pours a dark brown with a nice cream/tan head. The taste is very full with carmel malt and finishing with grassy hops. Very well balanced. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 25, 2003
Too much of everything. They got it right on the Arrogant Bastard, but they just went too far with this. It's the equivalent of pouring an entire bottle of A1 on a steak, and trying to pass it off as delicious. Too much malty, too much hop, too much caramel. This is a perfect example of the idea that just because you have the ability to do something doesn't necessaraly mean you should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
auto (163) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2003
one of the strongest beers i've ever tasted. a flurry of flavours coming out of every last drop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - DEC 21, 2003
After drinking this i felt like someone punched me in the mouth. Aroma filled with hops and a thick caramel. Tasted nicely bitter with caramel and toffee after notes, leaving a wonderful bitterness on your palate. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Hazy amber color with a thin head. Strong hop aroma & taste that leaves you with a slight bitterness. God bless Stone Brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Powerful. Crisp fresh hop aroma, sweet pine, strong green hop taste, some caramel malts. thick and chewy, the alcohol provides a silkiness that does not quite offset the green hops. I need to get another bottle and cellar for 6 months.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Wow, what an ale! I generally enjoy Stone products a great deal, and my first encounter with the infamous Double Bastard was definitely satisfying. If you like strong, "hopped up" ales, you must try this once. Their label's blatant arrogance is justly backed-up by the quality of the bottle's contents. This is one wonderful, delicious, fun beer. The alcohol is omnipresent, as is the hoppiness that softens up a bit as you sip and allow the beer to warm up a little. I've tried this one several times now, and keep wanting to try it a little warmer than frigid, but I'm always too impatient to let it sit unrefrigerated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Bottle: looks quite like their Old Guardian. Big, big aroma. Could smell malt and hops from probably two feet away. Caramel and toffee dominate the initial flavor and then - WHAM! - the hops come and get you. A nice beer, but I may prefer the standard AB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2004 2003 Release. Nice red, earthy tint with a small head. The aroma and flavor are nice and malty. Caramel flavored malts, alcohol, and biting hops are balanced very nicely. Surprisingly more drinkable than the Arrogant Bastard for me. I think that is because the finish is more balanced and smoother on the Double Bastard. Enough alcohol to make me feel inspired but not too much to get me plastered. What a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 First off, great bottle, probably the most entertaining Iíve ever come across. 2003 edition: Pours a beautiful amber colour, reminding me more of a good Scotch than Ale in its colour. The comparisons donít stop there. This beer starts with a fairly mild attack compared to the really bitter stouts I prefer, but the finish is where itís at. This beer takes itís on sweet time timing finishing. It just goes and goes and this is a good thing, as layer upon layer of flavor evolves on the palette throughout the finish. There are some serious gain elements here and the fermentation really comes through, again reminding me of a good Scotch or Whiskey more than a beer. I really enjoyed this brew (Iím also a big Scotch fan too). One word of caution, this beer hits hard and hits fast. It goes down warm and smooth and then proceeds to make a full frontal attack on your senses. Be in a safe place you plan on staying for a while when you tackle this brew. Definitely 2 thumbs up on this one.

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