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RATINGS: 2436   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%.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2005
well worth the kudos. It is a great beer. The aroma is sweet and faint. Thin head, but still a great pour. Dark amber and cloudd in appearance. The taste is the amazing part, though. It is four flavors attacking you at the same time. Ends with the best bitter taste I’ve experienced. Great beer!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Read somewhere that this beer was considered to be a barleywine and have let it sit in my fridge because I’ve had some imperfect barleywines lately. I was going to bring about five large bottles to an art opening tomorrow night and I assumed this would be too extreme for the masses. But the pour indicated it wasn’t a bw, too much lovely froth and a nose very similar to Arrogant Bastard. I had Arrogant Bastard once and was pleased and surprised by it, finding it to be a slightly improved version of SN Celebration Ale (I’m always curious about my "beer memory" but afraid to test its accuracy). This is another notch up from Arrogant Bastard and a truly delicious beer. Maybe I can find another bottle for tomorrow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Copper & golden with a nice off-white head. Malty and bitter at the same time. Lovely, but honestly, the words on the bottle are worth the purchase price alone!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skvader (116) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Light burgundy with thin head. Pungent malts and spices on the nose. Profusion of flavors, cherries, prunes, candied citrus rind, cinnamon, very boozy followed by very dry and insistent hopping .After taste just keeps on going. Will probably be tasting this in the morning. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2009
tasting at lake las vegas..reddish pour..very strong drink..not easy to drink but an interesting beer..but like most say the 10abv you cant even feel..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2002
This really is Arrogant bastard x2. Everything is just intesified. Very similiar to the original barleywine. This thing really comes at you. Sweet malty start, full middle, bitter finish. Complex all the way through.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2003
22 oz. bottle Mmmm. Fragrant, fruity aroma, much like the venerable Arrogant Bastard, but sweeter. Head is minimal, and slightly yellow, lacing nicely. This beer grows on you, not as bitter as it's little brother, but with more complexity, dark honey malts fading into red-tinged bitterness. Lovely, and you won't even notice the alcohol, until halfway through the beer...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Deep hazy garnet in color. Good head and lace that sticks lingers for a little while. Rich malts and perfumey nose. Very well carbonated. Rich carmelly malts, consistancy that is almost vinous, hops are alot more toned down than regular bastard. Very solid beer and still more balanced then a couple years ago, holding up nicely. ’03 vintage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Aroma: Lemon and citrus with some roasty malt Appearance:very dark amber red Taste:almost like a grassy hop flavor, and then semi sweet malty flavor with a touch a creamy and finshes with a mild bitterenss


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