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RATINGS: 2349   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%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2002
I have to admit to being a fan of both the barley wine style and of Stone Brewing. It is not a surprise therefore, that I took great pleasure in imbibing Stone’s Double Bastard. The experience begins with a delicous aroma. A strong malt sweetness is followed by a light hop bitterness finished with a mellow sweet aftertaste. This is clearly a beer of many elements. I am only happy to try and discover all of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcarri99 (1) - San Diego, USA - APR 10, 2002 does not count
Rich, fulfilling beer. Nicely balanced, as the abundantly fragrant hops are kept in check by the nutty, caramelly malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2002
This is one intense beer! Lives up to the warning and is twice the bastard of the original...Deep glowing red, complex aroma floral, fruity, spicey, sit down before you take a sip, flavor is amazing, Sweet malty ness balances the tons if hops added givng this beer a spicey sweet flavor, hints of pineapple/grapefruit in finish. Complex and not for the daliy bud drinker!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
Liquid Arrogance? More like Liquid Fury! A distinctly stronger brew than the first Arrogant Bastard, I gave this one a 2 in the Palate, just because I’m honestly not sure I could handle two in a row. This beer has lots of everything: very malty with hints of chocolate and other tastes my palate is not sophisticated enough to understand, lots of carbonation, lots of hops, and a DARK red color that is scarey! If you aren’t a hop-head, beware of this beer, and Stone’s other brews! Quite simply, you’re not qualified to apprechiate it. What a great beer . . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2223) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2002
Deep russet ruby color; Head was firm with good lace; Aroma was esthery/grapey-bubblegum. Alcohol is very eveident- went STRAIGHT to my head. Lots of malt balnced well with the huge amount of hops- they played well together. Stayed very grapey through the glass, which I found strange. ’Palate Destroyer’ is definitely a proper nickname for this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Double Arrogant Bastard, a.k.a. ’Palate Destroyer.’ This is a very serious beer... a 10% ABV barleywine style ale. The nose is sugary, featuring some toffee scents and some slightly floral and woody notes. This thick, almost viscous ale enters with sweetness as it first touches the tongue, but then attacks the palate with an intense bitterness. Finish is long, with a sustained bitter attack. IBU around 75-80 according to the brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2002
Light reddish-brown; aroma of dying embers, toffee, cherry cheesecake, earthy hops; this is thick! thick! thick!. Similar flavour profile to Bastard but a lot bigger; dry finish with the highest Lovibond crystal malts involved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2002
Deep ruby red/copper. Thin head and lace. Nose of complex malts,chocolate,caramel, and slight fruitiness. Very inviting. Medium to almost slightly thick bodied, chewy malt palate, sweet with fruity impressions,along with caramelized brown sugar make a damn tasty,full flavored and rich brew. Then you swallow and the hoppy bitterness explodes in your mouth, drying it and begging you to take another sip of this bad ass MF’er and to do it all over again. Awesome balance. These guys dont play around, I cannot wait to try the ther other offerings. Gusler...thank you my man!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 Sweet and malty nose; very fresh-smelling and inviting. Ruby red color. Huge hop boquet. Smooth & sugary. Strong and rather intensely flavored. Earthy, grassy, warm, wholesome, rounded and complex. Heavy mouthfeel. Shovels of tasty hops... but gentle, in a way. Not overly bitter. 'Different,' but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead1962 (11) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2002
The label for this beer is hysterical. It pretty much says you are not worthy of this beer. It is a fine beer that isn’t for the ’less experiecned’. Not the beer to give your Bud drinking friends. Great hoppiness, almost a grapefruit-like bitterness.

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