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RATINGS: 2443   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours dark red, two finger think foamy head left a little lacing. Aroma was hoppy with pine and citrus notes. Taste was very good and complex with caramel, toffee, dark fruits and piney hops noticeable. I did get a little alcohol taste at the end of I’d probably give it a 10 on taste. It had a nice moderately bitter finish. The mouth feel was also very nice, full bodied and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2006
2006 Release, Rated 11/21/06. Pours a deep mahogany red-brown with a medium light brown head. There’s a nice piney, herbal hop aroma to start with, and then some grapefruit citrus kicks in. There’s good malt presence in the nose, mostly caramel, and sweet at that. Double Bastard is big and full bodied. Lots of malts, lots of alcohol, and above average bitterness. There is quite a bit of sweetness to this beer, and at times you’re reminded of a flat cola. As time goes on, I’m noticing more and more spiciness. There’s definite pepperiness from the alcohol. There’s something similar to the aftertaste of a good cigar. Maybe something like nutmeg or even a bit of cinnamon. The beer is smooth drinking for its alcohol, and it passes with a fairly long bitter finish. Given the current sweetness and alcohol, I can only imagine what might happen to this beer after aging a few years. You could be looking at an American competitor to the likes of J.W. Lees.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2007
22oz. bomber. Pours a clear, dark copper color with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. Heavy aromas of citrus fruit, hops, grass and some hints of apple. Flavor is of bitter fruits and hops, but has hints of sweet caramel and some spicey notes. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth. Better then Arrogant Bastard and one of the best Stone brews I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skvader (118) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2005
There was a time when I would have been afraid of the Double Bastard...not anymore. Very nicely done Mr. Bastard. Aromas of fruit, burnt sugar and citrus. Hint of alcohol. Nice hop strength pushing through a thick textured and moderately sweet, slick elixir. Just plain enjoyable - skating that fine line between strong ale and barleywine - which is a place I love to hang out. Not so much arrogance, just extreme confidence and rightly so. Big thanks to Kinz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2005
for me, about as over the top as it gets. the hops with this one stick with you for minutes after each sip. other than the intense taste and full body, there is not a huge alcohol taste to back up the 10%abv. maltiness appears in the form of a huge body rather than sweetness, or grainy tastes. that i suppose is my only beef with it, not well balanced or pleasurable enough to warrant its price or rarity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Lots of hops on the nose as well as a molasses sweetness, dried fruits, caramel, and toffee. Big maltiness and a thin, light carbonation on the body. Definitely some alcohol burn on the end but at 10% its still well masked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bshep (117) - - MAY 16, 2014
DRY BEER. I had a PBR after drinking just one of these and I couldn’t taste anything at all. Not for the weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap. Bright golden amber body. Sweet malts very well played and alcohol is somewhat subtle. Damn good strong ale!

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