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RATINGS: 2460   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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%.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head that laces and red color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet, medium fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel, nutty, medium fruit-cherry immediately followed by hops bitterness. By mid beer the alcohol aftertaste becomes more pronounced. Big beer. Occasional. OK carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Storm]
Pours a wonderful red with a small creamy yellowish head. Aroma is packed with American hops and a light caramel background. Fine, creamy mouthfeel. The flavour nearly burns with all those hops. Light caramel and chocolate behind it. Some woody tartness as well. A bit too unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear, dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of plum, vanilla and brown sugar. Palate was light bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of sweet dark fruit with a warming bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Hazed red amber ale with a good off white head. Coniferous, resinous hops with floral complexity. In mouth, a pinhous and complex ale with good floral hops, caramel, light molasse notes, raisinous quality, like a barley wine. Smooth and delicious. Post-Mondial 2006 tasting at Goldorak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11224) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Reddish brown color. Raisin and some flowery hops in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with raisin, pepper, nutmeg, blackcurrant, banana, plums and flowery and oily hops. Good complexity, full bodied, heavy on the tongue, well hidden alcohol. Satisfyingly balanced. Oily hopbitter aftertaste, almost vinous. Syrupy mouthfeel. A huge beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11075) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11057) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10993) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 18, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Vertical, Cellar Stock
Words: vertical 2004-2006
Appearance: the 04 is muddy and the others are clear
Aroma: the 04 has much more of an earthy hop aroma compared to the sweet fruit of 05 and 06, the 06 has very light aroma
Flavor: the 04 has the richest best balanced flavor that gets sweeter and hotter as you move forward, the 06 is quite hot and alcoholic, 04 is the clear winner

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: *** /4

Name: Turbo Bastard
Date: December 01, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: clear amber, frothy beige head
Aroma: funky malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: oaky malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, long bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2000
Appearance: hazy dark amber, fine dirty white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with just a touch of earthy hops
Body: big body
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, touch of vanilla sweetness, sweet character has an alcoholic edge, light earthy hops, lasting bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Vintage: 2001
Aroma: big rich malt aroma with lots of earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, long bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 02, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Vintage: 2002
Appearance: Hazy rust, whispy tan head
Aroma: rich malty aroma
Flavor: flavor has lots of bitterness, strong winey fruity character, complex, hard to classify, maybe an english barley wine

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Vintage: 2002
Words: vertical
Aroma: sweet carmel aroma with lots of earthy hops
Flavor: mild malt flavor, light bitterness

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Vintage: 2002
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, fine dirty white head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel malt flavor, well balanced with lots of earthy hops

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Cellar Stock
Vintage: 2003
Aroma: light malt aroma with a hint of hops
Flavor: lots of bitter hop flavor on a carmel malt background

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Vintage: 2003
Appearance: muddy dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of earth hops
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, earthy hops add some balance but the malts are the dominant character at this point

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: December 18, 2004
Mode: Draft
Source: Freakin Frog, Vegas
Vintage: 2004
Appearance: red, frothy tan head
Overall: big rich malt flavor, touch of sweetness, hint of fruit character, mild and deceptive, once warmed the aroma and flavor take on a very rich fruity characer, still very deceptive

Name: Double Bastard
Date: April 22, 2006
Vintage: 2004
Words: vertical
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma with mild earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet carmel malt flavor, well balanced, a touch of piney sweetness

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Vintage: 2004
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of alcohol
Flavor: sweet dark caramel malt flavor, light earthy hops add just a touch of balance, even maltier than the 2003, picks up an astrengent bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: muddy dark amber, scant beige head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma with just a hint of earthy hops
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of candy caramel sweetness, light earthy hops, oxidation showing stronger than any other year sine 2000 in the vertical

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 29, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: muddy dark amber, fine beige head, lots of scattered lace
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma with a hint of floral hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, nice candy caramel sweetness, earthy hops add a touch of balance
Overall: although the hops are as diminished as any in a 03-06 lineup, the malt character stounds out the best, 06 and 07 are breaking from the pack with this strong candy sweetness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 28, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: opaque dark burnt amber, fine dirty white head
Aroma: sweet candy caramel malt aroma
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of candy sweetness, nice spicy charactwr to balance the sweetness, light bready character, light earthy bitterness add just a bit of balance, a sweet spice christmas cake, long alcoholic finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Double Bastard
Date: November 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, peppery alcohol, fruity sweetness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, balancing bitterness, dark fruits, long bitter bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Happy birthday to me! 2004 Vintage 22-oz. bottle. Pours coppery nut brown, very clean with a tall frothy brown head, like caramalized butter. Wonderful roasted malt aroma with caramel and nuts with an alcohol nose. The flavor is a warming caramel malt and faibtly oats. It finishes hoppy with an alcohol bite that tries to steal your breath. Full-bodied and warm palate with a slight metallic nouthfeel.


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