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RATINGS: 2341   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneakychi (64) - - MAR 14, 2014
Ap: Quite clear, red/ruby, white/yellow head. Ar: Just amazing. "Dat malt"...tons of caramel, toffee, some dark fruit, some pine, some alcohol as it gets warmer. T; Massive toffee, lovely high bitterness. O: Really nice brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nijuro (63) - USA - NOV 21, 2006
looks and smells great. Very intensely hopped and very malty. A little too sweet and the bitterness is nice, but the flavor seems a little one-dimensional and doesn’t really evolve like I hoped it would.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (63) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Coper colored with white head. Citrus aroma. Smooth taste with hop bitterness initially, followed by a malty finish. Great beer. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown amber with some ruby highlights. Medium tan head. Flavor is incredibly smooth. Bitterness balanced very well with complex malt presence. Subtle alcohol notes will warm you up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bomber, first off this beer is complex if you rate it and its slightly too cold you get one experience too warm another, that in mind the rating is... aroma when cold is of burnt sugar almost sickening sweetnessas it warms the hops come alive and the citrus and pine prevail. Taste- Wow. when cold like the aroma very sweet initially hthe the hops turn your tongue inside out as it warms goes sweet to creamy to hoppy and bitter dry finish makes the tongue tingle. I like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle poured a solid amber, with a slowly receding light tan head with small bubbles that settle into a strong ring of lacing. Hoppy aromas and solid maltyness, spicy citrus notes followed by mild oak undertones. Flavors are of malts, hops, sweet citrus and spicy toffee notes. The Finish; this is a solid beer in every way...great body, the malts and hops are so balanced it hides the 11% abv well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Well. This beer is exactly what the desciprtionn says on the bottle. A Beast. Alchohol is not hidden at all, with a massive hop content to balance. Burns in the stomach once it’s there. Beautiful burnt orange, amber color when held to a light. As rugged and viscuous as this beer is, it is still somewhat balanced, and I reccommend to all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Martinhfp (61) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Pours deep copper red and clear, little aroma sweet from malts not the clearest hop flavor. Taste is exploding malts sweetness followed by a strong bitterness. Beatifull palate, can not taste the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Beautiful color...like hazy caramel. Good foamy off white head that faded to a thin ring/layer and left some nice lacing. Aroma is hard to define. Reminds me of some Belgians I’ve had. Lots of hops, but also malt. Spice, floral, woody, alcohol, pine. Quite a bit of sweet at first taste but quickly moves to warming alcohol with a long finish. Fairly lively but soft carbonation. There’s a lot going on with this and all of it is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Metallic and boozy aromas with a Chinook hop aroma, though muted by the boozy notes on the aroma. Flavor is like a under-aged barley wine but a bit thinner on the palate than the traditional American Barleywine. Finish is slightly bitter and alcoholic. Overrated at 100pts.

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