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RATINGS: 2410   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. íCourse thereís always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
t4h2c0 (95) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2008
This is some dank shit. I consider it mothers milk. Strong and in your face with a big nose a full flavor. At 10% this beer can get on quite quick but is still very drinkable. Good combo of hops and malt, very thick beer that punches you in the mouth. Great beer overall. Youíre Not Worthy!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a very hazy dark honey color with a thin vanilla head. Smells similar to a barley wine. Spices. Slightly boozy. Taste is sweet. Boozy finish with a bitter fruit aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
On tap. Dark amber with small head. At first taste it is sharp hops which then smooths out across with an earthy malt flavor that also carries a taste of alcohol. A pleasant albeit complex sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a dark, red-hued amber color with a bit of head. It smells like a juniper tree, very hop-dominated with some fruit and alcohol. The taste starts out with malts and fruits and then quickly turns to the hop flavor and alcohol presence. Finishes dry, bitter and earthy. Itís a very thick, complex beer. Far too hop-dominated and bitter for my tastes, but fans of that style will love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Christmas 2010, 3qt btl. Rated on scene "Almost oakey malty IPA flavour. Positively doubley as good as Arrogant Bastard." I have a bomber bottle in my cellar that Iíll break out soon, but just wanted to get this rating down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 2, 2012
Darnk at home in glass out of 22oz bottle. Aroma- not strong. Light florals but nothing distinct. Appearance dark red. Taste-very smooothe with a little hoppiness. Very drinkable. Palate- very clean palate and mouthfeel. Little floral taste as well. Overall- very impressed! Score does not reflect. I would rate total score as 4.4

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours red-brown, heavy tan head. Reeks of alcohol and... something... unidentifiable. One sip: GAH!!!! Itís like swallowing a mouthfull of rusty razor blades, complete with noxious bitter aftertaste that we could taste for 20 minutes after one sip. And itís worse when "repeated". Straight down the drain as an offering for the demons of the privy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Poured a dark ruby, almost coke color, with a thin white head. Interesting malt and hop nose that seems well balanced. Flavor is grapefruit, malt and hops, an odd mix. I dont particularly like the citrus flavor, but this is an excellent beer. Finishes sweet, citrusy, and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
urnamesucks (92) - New York City, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Super strong, but very subtle. You would think that a 10% drink would be stronger, but it was excellently balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
To make the long story short, this is an over the top, super hoppy version of the Arrogant Bastard. The extreme hoppiness takes this one closer to a barleywine for me. An incredibly smooth brew for 10 percent.

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