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RATINGS: 2441   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%.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours a dark, clear amber with a medium sized beige head that is long lasting. The aroma is heavy on caramel malt along with some citrus undertones of grapefruit and mango. I get some fig and a bit of pine as well. The taste contains much of the caramel, but it is challenged in flavor with a lot of pine. Citrus is still noticeable, and it goes along with a resin and alcohol taste as well. Bitter throughout, kind of sweet, with a piney aftertaste. Full bodied with a very thick texture. The alcohol content is apparent right away in this one. I like this quite a bit, but I think its something that you should be a bit wary of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruity with some hops and spices. Taste is high sweet leading to dry bitter finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange-brown with an off-white head and nice lace. Sweet aroma, nice citrus, bitterness in the finish. Thick, sweet malt and nice bitter aftertaste. Thick body and good carbonation. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3672) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
660ml bottle from Drygate. Reddish brown, reasonable head. Grain alcohol malt aroma. Sweet woody alcohol malt flavour. Woody alcohol aftertaste. Love the attitude of this beer. I donít normally like beer thsi strong but this one is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (596) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle purchased at Elevated. Consumed with Saturday Shirt. Pint glass. Deep amber color with an off white head. Aroma has the traditional Stone hop elements but a little bit more malt sweetness than most. Taste has plenty of hops but itís undercut by sweetness. Itís very drinkable and highly enjoyable. The alcohol is well hidden. Little bit of bitterness at the end. This is a great beer by one of the best hop centric breweries. Definitely worth a try. You bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
650ml bottle. Deep ruby ​​red. The aroma of a whole bag of sweet caramel. The taste is firmly bitter, simultaneously sweet, hard candies, raisins, plums, sawdust. Several complex and deep flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (398) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
This mighty brew is really a treat. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet notes of vanilla, plums and caramel. The taste is also on the sweeter side of the spectrum, but with the massive hop profile it manages to keep up a certain attitude as a trouble maker. A true bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlax10 (17) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2015
A very big beer. Mouthfeel is almost perfect. Great hops and huge punch with the 11%. You can definitely taste the booze. Overall this is a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (407) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bomber to a pint... Hazy copper-amber with thin tan head and lacing. Toffee with floral and pine resin nose. Layered and complex flavors, smooth, balanced, dry bitter finish. Hides the ABV well... Excellent Strong Ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a dark red with a 1 finger off white head. Has the aroma of dark fruit and caramel, Strong flavor that follows nose with lots of malts and a booziness and heat at the end but that is not a complaint, its part of the experience. Next time I go to Illinois I will be picking up a few more bottles.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (56) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
This beer is amazing. Deep, rich, complex maltiness. High gravity and residual dissolved sugar content. You might wish to have a glass of ice water to chase each sip. One bomber might put you in a diabetic and alcoholic stupor. This is a big boy beer or one to share if you bought the bomber. I have all but forgotten the regular bastard by Stone brewing after drinking this beer!

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