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RATINGS: 2343   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%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 dark brown wtht hints of red... strong hoppy aroma with a sweetness..taste is initially very sweet and then transitions into strong hop bitterness.. lingering aftertastes. warming of the chest from the alcohol. a stronger AB. very good and as expected my friend who usually drinks coors light didn’t like it at all. his loss!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
I love Arrogant Bastard, but I loved this one even more. Oddly, I thought it was a little more subdued than the Arrogant, which really attacks your taste buds. Pours a deep brown color with little head or lacing. Sweet malt, caramel flavor, hops are not overly done here, surprisingly. Mouthfeel is fantastic. Awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Pours cloudy carmel with a redish head, flavor is a lot of malt and a lot of hops, slightly bitter finish, really tasty beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Aroma is pleasantly heady. Not laced with silly fruits or fancy spices. Comes across with a great balance of malt, hop and alcohol. Taste follows up on the promise. I really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Reddish body, tan head. Has some sweetness to it. Pine, spices, hops. Smells clean. Maybe a bit more malt than the average strong ale..

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Eh, pretty good beer. This is not really my style of beer so I may rerate eventually.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Poured into a standard Stone pintglass. A deeper, murky amber pour. About the perfect line of head which rose just over the brim. Full of citrus and pine scents. A beautiful, complex aroma of soft and sweet maltiness backbone, moderately toasted, some floral like scents. Man, this is smooth and rich. The body of this is everything I love in the feel of a beer. Pretty much perfect in the feel. The bitter hoppiness is there, but they are amazingly balanced with a soft, and slightly sweet backbone. I find myself pondering over how wonderfully smooth it is again. Stone has created something of a masterpiece with this beer, with a near perfect blend of flavours. The alcohol is certainly there, but it continues to be quite an easy drinker considering. Thumbs up, and certainly recommended.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2005
Wow! what a nice big delicious beer! This one is similar to Arrogant Bastard in many ways. It’s nice and dark, the colors are similar and the flavors share a lot of the same characteristics, but this one actually seems a tad bit mellower to me (had it in 2004) Very good brew, I wish it was avail year-round.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
22 oz bottle, 2006 release. Pours reddish-brown with a small beige head that disappears quickly. Lots of pine in the aroma, along with grapefruit and alcohol. Full mouthfeel, the alcohol definitely makes itself known. Hoppy, fruit, grapefruit, and lots of alcohol. Very good, but loses points due to the alcohol presence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
2006 bottle. Very drinkable. I would like to taste a fresh bottle and taste the laceration, I mean really taste it. With the 2006 bottle the taste of the beer goes from sweet to bitter and over-all it makes a nice transition, but again, I think this beer is probably (better) and made for drinking it fresh. I would buy again.


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