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RATINGS: 2561   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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%.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 Rerate 2003:aroma is of grapefruit pine needles and a spicy hoppyness. pours a deep redish brown almos a rust color with almost no head. flavor is sweet, tart, and sour with warming alcohol notes. the hopflavor is still there but its in the background malt dominates this one. could this be signalling a change for stone with a focus on a big malt profile? only time will tell. Origional rating: this is a hop heads delight. very very hoppy. warming alcohol flavor. i got some that i'm aging. i'll rerate this and see if it gets better. but as it is its damn good

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Ooooh. Look what we can do with hops. Standard Stone fare. At least this one has a modicum of malt to balance it in the beginning.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Beer pours a dark brown with a nice cream/tan head. The taste is very full with carmel malt and finishing with grassy hops. Very well balanced. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber red wih a 2.5 finger beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of spice, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is initially sweet on the lips with a strong hoppy caramel middle that leads to a warming alcohol finish. Thick, creamy, and chewy on the palate. This is truely a beer for the season.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
I was surprised to see this on the shelf...what a nice warming treat for a cold day. This is a great big ale that has a strong hop flavor and biterness. There’s a sweet fruity charachter to this that is complimented well by the bitter aftertaste...ummmm, hop candy. The ABV is hidden well but is finding it’s way to my head quickly. Cheers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
This is a much heavier version of the Arrogant Bastard ale. Double is so strong it is almost like drinking a barleywine. I felt the alcohol flavor took away from the rest of what the beer has to offer, which is a lot of complexity. Overall, I like the original bastard better, although this is a nice sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Im worthy. This dank beer was a complex crazy assortment of flavors I cant even begin to understand. This beer is Awesome! --(thanks Jcalabre)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
The beer pours an amber red with a thin quickly disappearing head. The nose is a thick mix of sweet malts (dark fruit and berries) with a dry hop. The flavor is big but simple. It is defiantly hoppy but with a good balance from the sweet malts. The finish is a sweet hop that last for days.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2006
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..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2003 Release. 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".


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