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RATINGS: 2384   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%.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2004 Split a 3 Litre bottle with some friends. One beer everyone should try. Seems more like a barleywine...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 This brew poured with a beautiful burgundy body topped by a medium thick head with good lacing left on the glass. Then the aroma of sweet caramel malt with god strong hoppy accents and a hint of alcohol hit my nose. My first tast was full of sweet and fruity malt with caramel notes and a good hoppy background. The finish was slightly sweet but mostly bitter and hoppy. I took another sip and another and another (you get the picture) and WHAT THE HELL? All I could taste was bitter hops with a tiny bit of the sweet caramel flavor showing through. I had to take a break. After about 5 minutes, I tried it again and....back to the first thing I tasted. I took a few more sips and BITTER! HOPS! BITTER! HOPS! Man! This beer kicked the hell out of my palate. Iím glad I wasnít planning on rating any other beer that night. Full bodied and slightly dry.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2003 Copper with a tan head. Oh my! The aroma is wonderful! Oranges, apples, and caramel in the nose. Thick on the tongue with enough bitterness for anyone. Warm alcohol in the throat, dry finish. Nice caramel aftertaste with a dash of pepper. One balls to the wall Strong Ale!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Rating #600! On Tap: Deep ruby hue with strong tan head and excellent lacing. Major piney and citrus hop nose with additional hints of plum, milk chocolate, toffee, molasses, earthy yeast, honey and pepper. Fruity and piney taste supported by nice malt thickness and sweetness. Finish is sticky and some alcohol is slightly noticeable (cleans the palate really). Did I detect a undertone of peat and sea salt? This medium to full-bodied brew has a lush and lively mouthfeel. Outstanding beer! Big hops are very well balanced and it's warming alcohol presence is not overpowering. Highly recommended!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Big sugary thick nose. Hops and alcohol show up late in the drink, and itís a little musty in the finish. Nice flavors of dark, old fruit, lots of alcohol in the nose. Good carbonation and body. Dark murky deep amber hue with a dark tan head. More alcohol in the nose than Arrogant Bastard, but the overall sugar taste is not something I enjoy. I like AB more than this one.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bruo (3) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 27, 2003 does not count
I looked under the sink and behind the comet was an 02 DB that I had forgotten about. Now I wasn't fond of this beer when it was first released. The flavors were overpowering and somewhat harse. Well time does heal and this beer is now absolutely great. Nothing but pure ecstasy on the tongue fore and aft (the side still get a little tingle). Stone did a great job on this one, it held up great. It's near it's peak but I won't know for sure unless I find another one in 6 months!

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!


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