cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. I wish I could find the Oaked big bottle ... Hoppy, strong alcohol. A truely arrogant beer. One of my favorites. But yeah, Id probably not recommend it to many people..
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa, big aroma. Lots of malt, alcohol and hops. Color is a gorgeous reddish amber. Mild carbonation. Decent head forms that is off white and has a slight green tint to it (from the hops maybe?) Not a noticeable green mind you, just a very, very subtle hue that's barely noticeable. Well, considering the copywriting on the bottle, I'm prepared for one helluva big beer here. Taste is definitely big. Lots of malt. Lots of hops. A medicinal taste in the finish that I think is the combination of the alcohol and hops. Very strong beer. Mouthfeel and body are very warm and coating. Finish is long, with the hops outlasting the alcohol. Very impressive beer. 22 ounces of this stuff will take me a while. Maybe they should put this in 7 oz. nip bottles and call it "Little Bastard".
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured on tap at Stone Oceanside. Aroma is rich malty sweetness with a generous portion of hoppiness. Taste is toasted malts, raisins and a little plum. Nice hoppiness in the taste with a lingering astringency. Huge fan of this beer.
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from systembolaget enjoyed at home. Pours dark ruby red with a nice head that dissapear quickly. Smells heavy. Tastes heavy malty, heavy alcohol balanced bitter.
Dahlstrom (159) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: hazy amber with a large head. AROMA: caramel, malt, dried fruits and alcohol. TASTE: reflects the aroma. PALATE: full bodied, low to medium carbonation and medium to high bitterness.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 This beer has less of a hop aftertaste than it’s little brother and is really thick on the palate. Pours a deep red/brown with a tan head and good retention. Some fruit flavor really sets it apart from AB, like black cherries and raspberries. Some maple syrup with a spicy kick to the finish. I had killed a few bottles of this a few months back, but tasting it on draft with 6 or 7 months age seemed to smooth it out and really made me appreciate it more.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Double the bastard double the fun, they just got this in at Lee’s for the year along with the 8th anniversary. Careful how much you drink though, after sharing half a bottle between me and my friend we were definitely feeling the burn. Great stuff!
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-great dark amber appearance with a wonderful head.
Aroma-very good. Slight alcohol smell with plenty of hops.
Flavor-Very complex taste with alcohol finish. Not for the weak.
Palate-Smooth. Leaves the bitter taste but not like Runination.
Overall-Good. I don’t know if I could drink this all nite. I think after one bomber, I would be done.
Overall a very good beer. I like the Ruination IPA better but this is good.
aaronbr (157) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Strong" ale is right! This one’s full-bodied, and sort of thick feeling. Definitely packs a punch on ABV, and has a nice blend of hops and powerful malts creeping in. Nutty brown in color and taste, but with a lingering bitterness that I kind of like. Pretty good.