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RATINGS: 2451   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. ’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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle: poured probably as nice as any beer I have see. A reddish brown copper color with a nice creamy vanilla head that was most presentable. Flavor was mostly bitter alcohol that lasted throughout. The aroma was sweet. Thanks to Mrs.600ish Edden for the treat, don’t know if I was worthy of such a beer at such an early stage, however I think I proved them wrong. Only one regret, has to be drank with someone whom you enjoy hanging with. I did a George Thorogood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Poured thick, dark amber-red, rich creamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, a bit of citrus. A bit stringent in the mouth, alcohol too. Pure hops all the way through the taste...no...wait...some uncharacteristic (and unrecognizable) sweet comes through as well. A difficult beer to have more than one at a time, but quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (123) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Coper colored with white head. Citrus aroma. Smooth taste with hop bitterness initially, followed by a malty finish. Great beer. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
22 oz Bottle, with a 14 oz pour into a snifter. Pours reddish brown with a nice head that lingers around for quite some time. Aroma was at first nothing but hops with some sweetness, perhaps caramel? First taste was very similar with a very hoppy finish. Very easy to drink. As I continued to drink I could definitely pick up some other sweet flavors, really couldn’t pinpoint what exactly they were though. All in all though, an amazing beer that does not seem to be rocking the high abv it has.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours with lots of soapy foam head. Actually smells sweet to me. Taste is very malty with bitter and caramel on the end. This one starts off too sweet and malty for me but then the bitterness kicks in a good way with a twinge of caramel on the end which is strange but good too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
22-oz bottle 񢉗) - Aroma: alcoholic, raisin or dried fruit (malt or esters) , and caramel (malt) Appearance: cloudy brown, tan head; Flavor: very complex of low to mod sweet and salty, high bitter and floral (hops), caramel (malt) and raisin (malt or esters), alcoholic; Mouthfeel: full (heavy) bodied, mod carbonation, alcoholic warmth; Overall: complex beer with a well balance of malt, bitter, and alcohol (wish I had a keg of this instead of 22 oz).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Poured into pint glass, Dark amber to ruby color, heavy with generation of a small amount of off white head. Nose of candied fruit and malt. Initial flavors of alcohol and buttery hops, turning malty/sweet and finishing with a slightly bitter hoppiness. Very good, perhaps much better with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skvader (120) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2011
Aroma has lots of malt and rotten fruits, mostly apricot. Taste is very bitter like dark chocolate or lemon peel and also has frutiy characteristics of apricot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours a murky copper. Off-white head. Smells mostly of dark fruits like plum and fig, dark sugar. Strong but smooth. Earthy, nutty (?) Alcohol prevalent but warming. Really nice. I’ve had this before but not for a long while. I wonder why I don’t drink it more often? Could be new addition to cold weather quaffables. I still wonder if I’m worthy?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a cloudy brown color with clear golden edges and a one inch head that leaves no lacing. I love the smell of this beer. There’s so much going on in terms of the aroma, hops, cherries, malt, dark stone fruits and some alcohol. It is 10.5% after all. The taste came up a little short in my opinion. Even after it warmed up the fruit and malt flavors weren’t as pronounced in the taste as did hops and alcohol. Still, this is a really good beer that I think can only get better with some aging.

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