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RATINGS: 2551   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (985) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
Mahogany brown color, beige head. Caramel nose, wood, hint of coffee, sharp notes, grass. Sweet taste, caramel, dried fruit, wood, alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. A bit too heavy and powerful.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
George999 (344) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2015
From the bottle the pour is cloudy brown with an off white/brown shaded head, the aroma is toffee caramel and dried apricots or maybe pineapple some sort of fruit, the taste deep your caramel notes definitely some coffee on the front and there’s just a little bit of hops to brighten your taste buds and then it finishes roasted and malty Carmel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
Rating #1456 - 01.02.2015 - Bottle from @beerblast. Pours a copper amber, and exudes hoppiness right from the get go, powerful citrusy, grainy, fruity hops on the nose. Medium heavy carbonation, huge alcohol warmth. ABV not well disguised by hop character - foolishly absurd malty sweetness trainwrecked by aggressive bitterness, and punishing alcohol. Borderline stupid, and doesn’t hold a candle to its true champion little brother.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hauxe (312) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2015
Rated from old notes. Very hoppy and in your face. Nothing subtle here. The bottle insults you and the beer follows through. Hops and lots of it with an almost acrid bitterness. Progressively boozy. Gave me a headache. I quit after 80% and went for an ice cream.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pours deep mahogany brown with a very nice yellow-tan head. Aroma is potent caramel malts with some citrus hop. Taste is wham-bam thank you ma'am sticky molasses malt with some cotemp bitterness and a very happy aftertaste. Not too boozy despite its ABV. Bold but a bit sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1303) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Bottled on 10/13/15. 11% ABV. Pours a deep cooper color with a large creamy beige head. Rich caramel malt nose has notes of citrus and pine hops. Flavor is sweet caramel with notes of tropical fruits, roasted butternut squash and bourbon. Notes of dark fruit and nuts in midtaste. Woody and buttery finish. Complex and rich with boozy, sweet malt, spicy and resiny hops and subtle chocolate liquor notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (194) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
deep copper amberwith a fairly frothy light brown head. nose is potent West Coast hopswith a touch of barley sweetness.this beer is aggressive as advertised with tons of hop bitterness balanced against a big sticky barley malt. alcohol is well hidden. A very well made American barleywine

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ahuth (250) - - NOV 27, 2015
Bottled. Pours nice dark copper. Has a nice dark Ale taste. The only thing I don’t like is the alcohol aftertaste other then that it is a great beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriszfat (83) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pours dark amber and big lasting head. Smell is sweet and boozy. Isn’t as horid as I was expecting. Drinks mild but finishes big and boozy and too sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smithld1 (167) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Not entirely sure why they sell these in such big bottles. Slightly irresponsible I would suggest . Luckily I’m already on the sofa. Raisiny , pruney, very alcoholic. Slight chocolate. Intense. I can’t argue with this beer, one winner.


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