properhops (88) - - NOV 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvIpqC9Lwic
Appearance: Clear brown/amber, 3-finger head dissipates to layering, excellent lacing
Aroma: Pine, orange citrus, celery, bready malts, grassiness
Flavor: Full body, hop astringency, pineapple, bready malts, earthiness, resin, buttered popcorn, black pepper, orange candy, green tea, hint of smokiness, celery + cotton candy residual, mild carbonation
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
arrogant bastards nasty big brother apparently. yeah, it is a bit nasty in comparison. where the regular bastard nails it, this one just falls sort. slightly out of balance, nice and drinkable though but not at that abv
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium brown malty aroma. Huge bitter beer, I found myself craving cheese about 1/2 way through to help balance it. For such a big beer I was expecting more complexity. Thick mouth feel and very one dimensional, finishes with bitter hops. Not bad, but not impressed.
beeratarian (86) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at fatheads. Pours a medium copper amber with thin light tan head. Smell is hoppy, with a little caramel. Taste is a lot more hoppy than I thought it would be, some sweet malts on finish. Really drinkable for 11%. On tap is definitely better than bottle. A great hoppy strong ale to judge others by.
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Bottle pour. Strong hoppiness that quickly gives way to sweet almost creamy maltiness. Finishes with another blast of hops with alcohol traces mingled in. Kinda makes the tongue tingle. Still developing palate so basic reviews for now. 2 thumbs up. Will be getting another to cellar.
rlpeeler (85) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark amber with small head. At first taste it is sharp hops which then smooths out across with an earthy malt flavor that also carries a taste of alcohol. A pleasant albeit complex sipper.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange brown with a 1/2 finger. Aroma is a carmely sweetness. Taste is very sweet but very balanced with a nice bitterness. Damn smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
220z bottle, pours a small to average light brown head, body is light cloudy amber orange. Aromas of floral, pine, pear and pineapple. Body is full with soft carbination; slight bitter on the finish ties it together.
jongo (82) - Stockholm, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Red brown color. Smell of caramel, resin, alcohol, vanilla. , Medium bitterness, heavy sweetness. Taste of alcohol, candy and resinous bitterness hops. Some butterscotch and vanilla. Good but not that good.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours much like regular Bastard. Aroma is noticeably maltier. Damn does this smell good. Huge aromas of dark fruit and sugar malts with a lot of citrusy hops to boot. Flavor is much he same with a big hit of malt followed by lots of bitterness. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Medium bodied and very drinkable.