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RATINGS: 2551   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2009 bottle. A: The pour is a clear, dark copper color with a lot of red notes to it. The head is about a finger’s worth of cream colored foam. S: The nose has a nice sweet caramel, toffee, and fruit background. A lot of raisins and oranges, and a touch of floral hops. T: The flavor is very interesting and while it has the trademark Stone hoppiness, there’s a lot more going on. The flavor starts off very sweet with caramel, toffee and perhaps even butterscotch. The raisins and oranges again make an appearance in the middle and are followed by a bitter, piney finish. The biggest flaw is that the beer is a bit hot. M: The body is fantastic. Very full with an almost chewy texture and a moderate level of carbonation. The finish is surprisingly dry. D: As I mentioned before, the biggest flaw with this beer is the alcohol presence. And as the glass warms up, it comes out a bit more. This is a big, big beer, and one you can’t drink too much of in a sitting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15396) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. Trade with Baggio. Pours cloudy amber/reddish with a small creamy head. Nose and taste is sweet and matured. Dark fruits, alcohol and hops. Vinous , smooth and hoppy. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reifes Obst, Karamell, Vanille. Geschmack alkoholisch, sehr malzig, Vanille, leicht holzig.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14978) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle (Thanks Puzzl) at home - club tasting. Clear red/brown - white head. malty sweetness, high hoppy, high bitterness, resin, caramel, cookies. Dryu finish. Fantastic !!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14975) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2002
Light reddish-brown; aroma of dying embers, toffee, cherry cheesecake, earthy hops; this is thick! thick! thick!. Similar flavour profile to Bastard but a lot bigger; dry finish with the highest Lovibond crystal malts involved.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14647) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, 11.2% 2012 version. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted, wood, little toffee, little dark fruit, oak, medium sweet and quite bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13742) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Very strong aromas of roasted malt, pine and perhaps citrus. Luminous mahogany color (under halogen) with a tannish head that went up and down quite quickly. Medium to full body with very smooth carbonation. The flavor starts very malty, but there is an awful lot of hop to nearly balance it. The finish is rather sweet, but the hop continues to build. There’s a lot of malt and hop, but it could stand more bitter. Heat was hardly noticeable, and didn’t interfere with the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13525) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Draft. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, toffee melt and resin hops. Alcohol in finish. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13165) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottle. Good brew. Dark brown hazy hue with a average frothy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and smoky tone. Flavor is heavy with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a moderate alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13071) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 660ml bottle (BierKompass.de) 2012 release, drunk 2015/01
Very nice barley wine aroma, sweet caramelly malts. Perfumey, but nice. Full smooth sweet palate. Massive malty palate. Nice bitter hops. Dang, this is a good barleywine. Love the balance of the hops and the malts, both components are very assertive, but not over-the-top. Drying palate makes me thirsty for more, which is a good sign.


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