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RATINGS: 2401   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. íCourse thereís always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.

sonnycheeba's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3864) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Tap. Pours mostly clear, tawny brown with average, creamy off-white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and cereal malts, figs, earthy hops, oak, pine, and faint herbs. Flavor is sweet malt initially followed by smooth oak and hops (medium bitterness) with some dark fruit esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (227) - - JAN 22, 2015
This is pretty much a barleywine... The fact that they donít call it a barleywine is just a testimate to just how many f*cks stone does not give. Itís both sweet and deliciously malty and brutally hoppy... Itís pretty much everything all at the same time, but it isnít all confused tasting..... If it were a barleywine it would be my favorite barleywine, but as it stands itíll just be my favorite "strong ale" whatever in the hell thatís supposed to be...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (131) - USA - JAN 22, 2015
Very good. Very malty. Almost like a barely wine. Probably one of my favorite strong ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (236) - - JAN 20, 2015
Bottled 10/16/14. Pours a hazy chestnut color with a thick cream-colored head. Aroma is malt, honey, fig, toffee, and notable hops in the background. Flavor is caramel, toffee, little bit of fig, and a nice long hoppy finish. Drinks a lot like a Barleywine. Wow this is phenomenal. Way better than the regular arrogant bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1016) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from cellar stash sale at Corvallis Brew & Supply. 2008 vintage.A: Mahogany color with a foamy creme color head. Legs.N: Pine, licorice, star anise, toffee, leather and tobacco, some hop residuals - mostly pineapple, earth and peppercorn. Raisin, fig, woodiness, clove. T: Gigantic bitterness and sweetness. M: Medium body, fuzzy carbonation, alcohol is restrained actually. Much different than the fresh bottles I have had.O: An assertive beer. Fresh, it?s a bit of a hoppy, alcoholic mess, but at 6 years old, it?s like a bigger Bigfoot. Almost an exact comp, actually

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9748) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 660ml bottle (BierKompass.de) 2012 release, drunk 2015/01
Very nice barley wine aroma, sweet caramelly malts. Perfumey, but nice. Full smooth sweet palate. Massive malty palate. Nice bitter hops. Dang, this is a good barleywine. Love the balance of the hops and the malts, both components are very assertive, but not over-the-top. Drying palate makes me thirsty for more, which is a good sign.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (3112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
660ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy dark copper color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, malty, citrus, raisins, mild alcohol in aroma. Caramel, raisins, plum stones, chocolate, malts in taste. Slight fizzy carbonation which adds character to that beer. Sweet malty aftertaste. Spicy hops hopping on my tongue in aftertaste. Beautiful. Where is that 11% of alcohol? Nowhere! Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2631) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2015
2005 at Monkey Paw. Pours hazy reddish brown with a thin, fizzy off white head. Tastes like rich raisin, booze, and very sweet malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, woody, and sugary sweet malt, very faint hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesonpatz (24) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter. A - Woah! Big aromas in this beer. Smells very floral and boozy. Plenty of hop bitterness present as well A - Deep amber hue--just a tad darker than the standard ABA. The lightly tanned head receded down to a thin layer of bubbles that hung out atop the brew throughout the drink. T - The attack features an array of floral notes and plenty of malty sweetness which continues through the middle of the sip. The finish features that Stone signature blast of bitter which crescendos until it comes full circle and returns to the malty and caramely sweetness. Wow. P - Such a full and rich mouthfeel. I can feel my tongue counting up the calories. The bitter finish cuts right through the richness and gives it a nice balance. O - This is a BIG beer. Very full in maltiness and extremely bitter. But it, no doubt, creates an amazing drinking experience. This beer has such large range of flavors and aromas: malty, floral, bitter, and boozy. It is extraordinarily balanced for such an intense drink. Beers this bitter may not be for everyone, but i couldnít recommend it more. This is a supreme brew. "Never turn your back on your beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (295) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2014 - 11% ABV. Pours a nice dark reddish amber brown with a weak head. Aroma is fruity, apricot, hoppy, caramel, oak, wood, boozey, spice, malt richness. Taste is caramel, cereal, biscuit, oak, vanilla, malt, spice, boozy, with a bitter finish. Overall a very good beer, not huge considering the 11%, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (243) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Growler from Big Hops. Deep reddish amber color, minimal head. Aroma is a little boozy, malty, not especially hoppy. A bit woody, smooth, good all around strong ale.

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