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RATINGS: 2430   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%.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Big sugary thick nose. Hops and alcohol show up late in the drink, and it’s 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!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sudsmeister (66) - 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 (1345) - 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 (374) - 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.


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