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RATINGS: 2383   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1399) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
His one is really easy to drink. Not very hoppy and a rad but malty. Pours reddish in cor with a white head. Had at haymarket. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy, amber with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, floral notes and wood. Sweet flavor that ends slightly more dry and nice bitter. Full to medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A world class brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA reviewed on 6-3-12- Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter Appearance –Pours a hazy brown mahogany color with a small off white head. The head fades fast to leave a very persistent white foam film on the top of the brew. Smell – A bready base aroma is mixed with huge hop aromas. There are big smells of bitter-resinous pine and citrus hop with other aromas of earthy nature. Mixed with all these are lighter fruit aromas and a good bit of alcohol aroma as well; rounding out the aroma profile well. Taste – Throughout the taste there is a massive bready malt flavor. There is a light amount of caramel and light fruit sweetness at first mixed with a citrus hop flavor. The hop flavors at the beginning, while average for an IPA, then really start to gain strength. Citrus and pine hops start getting strong and start to bring some bitterness. The caramel sweetness is largely lost, but the citrus is still there. While the pine and citrus get stronger, they get huge and other hop flavors of a resinous earthy taste come to the tongue. All the hop flavors mix quite well and take the taste to the end, where they are greeted with a warming and lightly burning alcohol flavor, which oddly in some ways complements the hop quite well. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is creamy and chewy with all those flavors really coating the mouth in all the wonderful flavors. The lower carbonation only accentuates the creaminess with it also accentuating the hop and booze burn as well. Overall – Very heavy and tasty. Its mouthfeel is fantastic and it has a nice blend of hop and booze taste. A great brew for sipping nice and slow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle aged two years. Deep amber color with still a nice level of carbonation. Aroma still shows a good hop presence, floral and fruit. Malt is here for sure as well, caramel and thick toffee.

The flavor still displays the hop presence as well, the signature Stone pine hop shows in the finish of the beer with the toffee, caramel and hints of dough. The ABV has mellowed out a bit and shows just a slight warming after the sip. With the age, the flavor has the malt taking over with the hops now complimenting the beer with a nice balance. Nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlmostHome (23) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Good beer. Very malty. Strong. Thick head with a great brown color. Starts and ends strong. Like a loaf of bead. At 11.2% it gets your attention. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (248) - - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a dark red/brown body with a medium head. Aroma of barrels and a rich taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (129) - - MAY 23, 2014
10oz draft. Pours very thick with a thick lasting white head. Pours a murky reddish brown color. Aromas of sweet caramel, vanilla, and citrus. Bold flavors of pine, syrup, sticky hops , and raisins. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and thick . Finishes with a dry sweet hopped profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Slightly hazy glowing amber brown with a light ring of head. Very sweet sticky hop smell. A big semi sweet hop bitter syrup taste. With a bitter dry finish. That mild bitter last long after the sip is gone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bshep (114) - - MAY 16, 2014
DRY BEER. I had a PBR after drinking just one of these and I couldn’t taste anything at all. Not for the weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2578) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Shared 2011 bomber, poured to snifters showing a hazed to cloudy, copper color, with an off white layer of head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was dank, with a little greenery, fruit, and sweet maltiness. The taste was boozy, and quite bitter in it’s earthy & rind-like way, but tempered nicely by the persistent malt sweetness. Medium+ bodied, and quite Barleywine-ish.

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