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RATINGS: 2456   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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. ’Course there’s always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Ok I for one think that this beer is not good at all. It tastes like Molson Triple X which tases of cabage water. Anyway you really have to like strong ale’s to like this beer, so don’t go spend a dime unless your sure. Good aroma was its one saving quality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Overwhelmingly hoppy in all departments. So much so that it’s hardly bitter. Instead it taste like sweet sweet nectar from the Gods. Perfection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Opened up one of my 2009 and 2011 bottles with friends. This years is still the amazing beast it has always been. Nose is heavy on the grapefruit and citrus notes. Taste is sweet caramel upfront that quickly fades in a sea of citrus hop goodness. Just a great beer. The two year old bastard is quite different. The hops have dissapeared from the aroma. Instead the caramel dominates. Flavorwise the beer has morphed into a malt monster. The hops are still present enough for balancing, but their flavor is quite diminished. Almost reminds me of some belgian strong ales but without the spice. Interesting to have the two side by side.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a foggy burnt amber, with half a finger of blond white head, of which leaves a fair amount of lacing. Nose is of nutty grains, semisweet malts, and faint juniper - little to no beta acids. Taste starts with sweet, caramel malts, and pine nuts, followed by a bouquet of crisp, earthy, floral hops, with a faint pine-wood finish. Very high alpha acid on the finish also. The 11% ABV is completely covered. Body is full, and sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle pour.Dark brown with a good beige head.Nose is all hops and malt with citrusy hints.Taste was a malt/hop punch in the mouth.Very strong but drinkable.Like this very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (129) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Red in color Small head. Some many different aromas that it is hard to pinpoint what they are. Very powerful beer 3 of the 25 oz. beers could knock you on your ass. Extremely malty and sweet with a very bitter bite. This is one hell of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a murky orangish-red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is slightly boozy, nuts, dark fruits, brown sugar, and some hops. Bold flavor that kicks you right in the taste buds. Roasted nuts, malts, a hint of sweetness, and a surge of hop bitterness to keep you humble. This beer packs a punch at 11.2 percent and they do not hold back with the flavor profile. There really is not mistaking that you are drinking a very strong beer. Sometimes, that’s exactly what you need though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Poured from bottle into a large bomber glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a nice thick yellowish-tan head that leaves behind some lacing. Aroma is extremely hoppy. Taste is full burst of hops, with some sweet maltiness, and a lingering taste of alcohol. Slightly less than average carbonation, but leaves the palate cleanly. Wonderfully crafted big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Head pours out a little thin and there’s a little bit of lacing, but it’s not a real ring. Smell is very good. Sweet, and very hoppy...grapefruity hops, Stone hops ;) Smell has some sweet brown sugar. A blast of floral grapefruity hops that have really great bitterness.

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