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RATINGS: 2352   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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2006
An excellent malty like Bonds like brother of the original. Its almost too much to handle but the boys at Stone Brewery do it right. There is a surprising malty aroma to the normal Stone metallic aroma goodness. The inital taste impressions are deep and vast with malt, hops and a heavy freaking note of citrus. the second thing to go is the malt, being 10% you had to expect is somewhere. It finishes surprisingly smooth. a great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2009 Pours a lovely dark brown with a small tan head that lingers. Aromas of alcohol, raisin, caramel and malt. Strong anise flavors. Very bitter. Burnt toffee and caramel. Medium body. Soft carbonation. I think I prefer regular bastard better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emarkd (98) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Damn! Where to even start.... Smells sour, fruity and piney - lots of pineapple. Thick beer that just fills your mouth. Flavor is just damn full of hops and malts -- complex but balanced. Tons of bitter aftertaste with a nice alcohol burn in the nose. Very good stuff, even better than the original bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
22oz bottle pours a deep reddish brown w/ a thin light brown head. Bold complex aroma w/ lots of dark fruits smoky woods. Strong bittering hops flavor w/ hints of fruits and figs. Bitter aftertaste, definitely tastes like a 10% alcohol brew. I like it better than the regular AB, but I think I like the oaked AB better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Nice medium head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, alcohol, pine, lemon and pineapple. The pineapple, pine and chocolate malt flavors come forward in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bomber. Pours a wonderful dark ruby red with nearly no head. Aromas whole hop flowers, resinous notes, grapefruit, caramel and sugar malts, and more citrus hops! Full mouthfeel, little carbonation. Full out assault on my taste buds. Hops, malts, hoppy malts, malty hops! Flavor is tough to decipher. No real flavor coming from the generous amount of hops, just bitterness. Starts off hoppy with a sweet bread like maltiness. Quick to follow is a certain sweetness I canít quite put my finger on (maybe caramel) mixed with a grapefruit west coast hop bitterness. Long bitter finish with slight alcohol warming in the stomach. After taste of citrus hops lingers on your tongue and gums. Good, I really like Arrogant Bastard better. Sipper of a beer, with what is surely to be a ton of IBUís! Had to come back, towards the end of the bottle the alcohol really comes through, changing the after taste to a fine liquor. I guess I just had to become acclimated with the IBUís. Love this after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
t4h2c0 (95) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2008
This is some dank shit. I consider it mothers milk. Strong and in your face with a big nose a full flavor. At 10% this beer can get on quite quick but is still very drinkable. Good combo of hops and malt, very thick beer that punches you in the mouth. Great beer overall. Youíre Not Worthy!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a very hazy dark honey color with a thin vanilla head. Smells similar to a barley wine. Spices. Slightly boozy. Taste is sweet. Boozy finish with a bitter fruit aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a dark, red-hued amber color with a bit of head. It smells like a juniper tree, very hop-dominated with some fruit and alcohol. The taste starts out with malts and fruits and then quickly turns to the hop flavor and alcohol presence. Finishes dry, bitter and earthy. Itís a very thick, complex beer. Far too hop-dominated and bitter for my tastes, but fans of that style will love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Christmas 2010, 3qt btl. Rated on scene "Almost oakey malty IPA flavour. Positively doubley as good as Arrogant Bastard." I have a bomber bottle in my cellar that Iíll break out soon, but just wanted to get this rating down.

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