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RATINGS: 2343   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. ’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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2003 Beautiful reddish brown color. Huge everything about this beer. The aroma was full of citrus, sour apple, damp wood, ash, and toffee. The flavor burst out with strong hops bitterness, very sweet maltiness, and a kickin' sour apple character. I think this is an improved version of Arrogant Bastard. It's far more satisfying, and it really goes for the gusto. Nice crisp feel, and thick thick lace all the way down the glass. Wonderful!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Aromas of toffee, fruit, dough. Thick and chewy, this medium to full bodied brew is huge. Alcohol is hidden by giant malts, toffee, caramel, white raisons, all sorts of good stuff. Finishes with a bombardment of hops, huge! What an incredible brew, Im terribly impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Tremendous clarity and excellent head under a big herbal and spicy hop nose. Extremely rich sweet deep malt (a bit cloying at times) though big hops help cut this rather nicely. Classic American strong ale flavor in the style of Bigfoot and DFH 90 min.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Dark red color. Strong apple tart flavor with a good balance of malt and plum. Wasn’t looking, but didn’t notice the high alcohol level in the taste. Interesting hop tastes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2002
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 The Lure:
Candied citrus fruit, strawberries and lactic notes are pricked by alcohol beads. This is one healthy, bulky broad.

The Festivities:
Creamy malt and cranberry/strawberry-like fruitiness hug the bold citrusy hops and their resinous bitterness. Grainy hay and a little alcohol in the back spike the candied fruit and licorice. Always excellent, massively hoppy, but with a supporting malt that helps you tolerate it.

Transcendence:
Have you ever dropped a hop crop on top of a hop crop till the hop cops stopped you?...You can stop to shop you fop and pop up this top of Double Bastard, then most luscious hop crops will gallop to you...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Reddish mahogany, good head formation. Sweet creamy aroma blends well against a meaty smokiness and crystal malts. Crystal malt flavor, smooth vanilla creaminess, heavy alcohol latter half and fine hop bitter finish. Bitterness reinforces in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Pours with a bubbly offwhite head. Mild carbonation. A get a fruity, malty flavor upfront with citrus and pine. The bittering is evident, yest smooth for such a big beer. Of course the malt and bittering go hand in hand. Definitely good. I’ll keep getting this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 Cloudy light brown with huge dense off white head.Floral hops and toffee carmel malt nose.The malt beginning with alcohol heat that intensifies at it warms. Spicy. As strong as the alcohol is, it doesn’t strongly overpower.However this beer is overrated, especially on this site

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2002
A huge, yawling beer, expansive and complex. I think that this is good beer, but I’m afraid that this impression arose because there’s so much of everything, not necessarily because of inherent quality. The alcohol is certainly not well hidden in the aroma or flavor. Strong caramel and toffee flavors present. Big and brutish; almost punishing. What a bastard. I like it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Crazy good stuff! So rich and definitely a rich, wonderful, fruity, long-lasting (dare I say beautiful??) brew. Will wake you up and smack you, but in a very good way. Definitely a wonderful Christmas treat.


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