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RATINGS: 2377   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pandafisk (15) - - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle 65cl, so amazing, Itís everything and a little bit more. The great balance between sweetness, bitterness and boozyness is frekkin awsome


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; 2013 vintage, bottled on 9/16/2013. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome strong ale style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (508) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma of hops and some malty yeastiness. Pours a rich amber with a gorgeous foamy head. Taste of hops, bitter pine, dark fruits, malts, resin, etc. A huge beer with tons of complex flavours. (And although the Stone Rep in AB refused to disclose the IBUs for this, Iíd guess between 80-95)! ;)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate and roasted grains. Taste is a dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a grainy and dark fruity sweetness. This brew is much more complicated than I can describe here. Overall, this is an outstanding brew, full bodied with nice carbonation, well balanced and only for serious beer lovers out there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle, body the color of new mahogany, skiff of foam, fades pretty quickly. Aroma is malty caramel, raisin, some spruce. Taste is sweet and sharp, malt and spruce and spice, orange/lychee, with citrus rind bitter. Palate is smooth and rich, not overly thick, with fine moderate carbonation.finish is bitter sweet, but leaving an almost astringent bitter taste that lingers too long to be pleasant. Guess I have to keep drinking it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LizMeade (11) - - DEC 6, 2014
Pours with a pretty brown orange with light tan head. Pine, fruit, wood. Malt, caramel, more wood and pine in taste. Slightly sweet and boozy. Nice bitter and floral finish. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (428) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
A fantastic beer, so complex. The aroma is sweet and malty , the initial taste is a sweet brown ale, but then come a flood of hops to dry the finish, making this a double bastard of an easy drinking 11% beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1543) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft. Brown with a big white head. Not much nose. Big full flavors of chocolate malts. Alcohol well hidden. Well made.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (99) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Seems Iíve sort of moves away from the arrogant bastard flavor lately. Maybe because itís cold? Very strong beer. It really tastes like arrogant basyard with more octane , but the base flavors arenít much stronger to compensate for higher abv. Bitterness is strong though abd it actually is more potent but not better than normal ab

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora (14) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Great malty aroma. Nice dark brown color. About 2 inch head. You can definitely taste the malt in your mouth. Bitter going doing and strong malt taste afterwards. Very strong. Little sips like drinking scotch. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Smells of malt and bubble gum, not bad. Good dark amber copper color with a little beige head and no lacing. Tastes sweet malt and bubble gum. A nice beer.


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