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RATINGS: 2566   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Fantastic molasses and brown sugar sweetness that elevates it above the standard Arrogant Bastard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - JAN 15, 2002
well it is good, but it has a taste found in many other beers. still not as good as its big brother the original bastard

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2003
I was a bit confused by this beer. I really expected an amped up wersion of Arrogant Bastard, as suggested by the Commercial Description. Thsi was more of a Barley wine than IIPA. Teh beer was deep red and very malty. Good deal of hops left little doubt that this was a Stone brew. Caramel, toffee and cocoa predominate. Some fruity notes also. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - NOV 9, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 Dark but glowing red-amber pour with a thin off-white head. Huge caramel malt aroma laced with fragrant hop notes. Taste is thick with spicy hops, candied ginger, preserved citrus rind, all carried by a sweet malt-wave. A moderately ’heavy’ mouthfeel carries the bold flavors beautifully, and the hop onslaught cuts the sweetness for a nice, dry, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
I like arrogant bastard much better. Even though the higher alcohol content, its not nearly as good....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (167) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. A heavy malty character with a mild hop profile. A light head with a heavy malt and roasted barley finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2009
I’m a bit torn over this one. On the one end it is a strong drink that bites hard. on the other, it bites very friggen hard. This felt like a fistfight in my mouth. Not very pleasant to drink, very friggen bitter, probably to bitter. I’d give this one more shot, but most likely i won’t change my opinion much

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a murky copper color with a thin off white head. Smells of malt and bitte hoppyness. It tastes similar to how it smells and is well balanced.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Haven’t had this for several years or so, back then i wasn’t quite so enamored with it. Not that i didn’t like it, i guess i felt if it was double then i was expecting to be blown away with over powering intensive flavors, and if i remember right, i was surprised that it seem mellow in comparison to single bastard. Fast forward to today... 2006 release. [after several years of double IPA, and other massive ales, I’ve learned that double doesn’t mean approaching painful, in fact many double IPA’s are in some ways more mellow that regular IPA’s, the extra malt seems to smooth out some of the edges... same for this] Pours a similar color to single bastard. dark brown amber, more dense, if not exactly cloudy, nice thick creamy head. sticky lace all the way down. Aroma nice but not intense, some sweet maltiness, with some spices. Taste, a full flavored beer, when you let the flavors swirl around in your mouth the complexity of many flavors is what attracts me to these bigger ales. an earthy like flavor [a totally good way] hops complex malts good stuff! [ serving type: bottle ]


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