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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%.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (64) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougHnut70 (64) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap @ Tap25. Cloudy, orange with disappearing head. Very, very light smells of fruit and hops. Tastes of malty booziness, sweet, but finishes with a bitter aftertaste. Seems like a complex beer, changing as it warmed up, but I still wonder if Arrogant Bastard is better than this. A little more malt with an alcohol bite. Would love to try them together.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sudsmeister (64) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2003
To this date, I have tasted only one other brew which is this good, and it is no longer in production. The "Double" is rich, tasty and strong. (I will refrain from other adjectives, for fear that I might go overboard!). You hardly notice that it has 10% alcohol until you have one or two. At that point, you will be wondering if it is still in stock. The only negative is that the production is limited.

   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 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.

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