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RATINGS: 2460   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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%.

Jamesthebrit's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamesthebrit (361) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
My sort of 6 months aged one from 2012... Also what is this picture that shows glassware? But I digress... A: Nothing special here. Smooth, subtle floral note. some malt. like an IPA. I thought this was an IPA? Or can an aged IPA turn into an american strong ale? I dunno... smells fine but nothing special. A: Appearance is solid. Pours thick and semi hazy. Nice golden bubble head. T: Some hops, a tinge of malt. Huge alcohol note. Some more earthy notes in there as well. Seems a bit unbalanced. Alcohol is too powerful relative to the rest of the beer. P: Minor flavor development is overpowered by alcohol. Overall this is way different than when I had it on tap. It was amazing on tap and from the bottle this is pretty meh. Certainly not bad but it turns into a bit of a boozy mess, losing the hop balanced of the first one of these I had. A lot more earthy flavors come through with the bottle where on tap it was more floral and citrusy. It was interesting to see the differences aging brought but in this case if was for the worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (3943) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Big bottle in Amsterdam. Dark reddish body with slight head. Nose is caramel, malts, toffee, fruity. Taste is toasty ad malty and deep oaky. Really nice. Malts and sweets in there. Very alcy and comes in strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (803) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Poured from 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle - 2013 release [bottled 10/08/13] (11.2%). Medium amber brown with beige head. Lots of dried fruits, plum, and hops, very barley-winey, mild alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (533) - HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2015
A Stone legendás főzetének arrogánsabb verziója hasonlóan tündöklő, réz színű köntösben jelenik meg, s atomerőmű intenzitású illatfergeteget szabadít ránk rögtön, az üveg felnyitását követően. Gyantából gyúrt tészta mázsás súlyú aromája terpeszkedik szét hirtelen, mézes tobozok, juharszirup gazdag aromája festi meg a levegőt. Vehemens illatai nem sok reményt hagynak a visszafogottabb fogyasztók számára ízét illetően, s ahogy sejteni lehetett, szinte szétrobban a szánkban az ízjegyek tűzijátéka. Nehéz zamatai alatt nyögnek az ízlelőbimbók, mézédes, túlcsordulóan telt testben szabadulnak el a szirupban fürdőző aszalványok, tejszínes gyümölcslikőr, komlótobozokkal díszített sárgabarackbefőtt vonalait megidéző komponensek. Hosszan elnyúló, mondanivalóval teli kesernye adja meg az ívét a főzetnek, melyet nem mindennapi jellege igazán emlékezetessé tesz szakavatott komlófetisiszták számára.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours dark amber with a small head. Nose shows sweet malt, spicy and resinous hops, caramel and sultanas. Flavours are equally spicy and herbal with heaps more malt following through afterwards alongside a bit of booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Keg at Ushers, at 10.5%. Pours clear deep ruby. Nose is sweet burnt toffee, malts, dried fruits. Very nice. Taste is sweet oaky caramel or burnt toffee, more oak and wood, decent bitterness, loads of maltiness. Very nice. Needless to say but this kind of beer out of keg without 30mins warming simply tastes horribly boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (1021) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, 2013. Pours amber, clear, solid head. Aroma is mainly malt and aome druits, quite clean. In taste medium sweet, a bit boozy and fruity with very strong bitterness, which is just fantastic, not harsh, not astringent etc. Medium body, dry finish. Very nice ale, maybe worth longer cellaring for the better aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to tulip. Pours copper with an off-white head and a lot of sticky lacing. A lot of malt and dried fruit in the aroma, with some almonds hanging out in the background. Taste is a little sweet - raisins and caramel - with a lot of bitterness and boozy heat. Definitely no hiding the ABV in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (465) - - JUL 11, 2015
Dark amber, almost red hue with a cream coloured head. Prune, plum nose. Big caramel taste with burnt toffee & added woody, earthy bitterness. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1251) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
2013 Bottle - July 4th BBQ tastings. Red appearance with thin white lacing. Aroma is oak, caramel, wood, some smoke cheese. Taste is oak, blackcurrants, smoked cheese, some Bamberg malts perhaps? If not I’d like to see some in this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel, raisin, sweet malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, dried fruit, a bit vinous, caramel.

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