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RATINGS: 2560   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%.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamesthebrit (416) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Pours a cloudy reddish Amber with a smooth silky head. Aroma is malty. Very malty. Taste is malty and syrupy to the extreme up front and equally bitter on the back end. Smooth like a milkshake. Refined and raw power at the same time. I can't believe I haven't rated this before. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Night_Cap (82) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle 650ml (2015). Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy copper. Head is beige; average sized and lasts wonderfully in the glass. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with notes of pine needles, hop resins, overripe nectarines, overripe apricots, sultana’s, lightly toasted malts, sticky caramel, hints of vinous alcohol and a touch of chocolate. Flavour is a strong resinous/grassy hop bitterness with lightly toasted malts, cooked toffee, overripe stone fruits (nectarines/apricots), orange rinds, raisins, spruce, bourbon (light) and strong rusty/resinous notes in the finish notes. Full bodied with light carbonation, an oily texture and a good length finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (3049) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
0,65 l bottle from Biervana Munich Dark Amber, clear, frothy tan-light brown foam head, caramel, bread, cereal, roasty, alcohol, woody, spruce, citrus, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, thick feel, sticky, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
morri (277) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
Medium sized tan head. Cloudy reddish amber body. Aroma is surprisingly light considering this is an 11% beer. Fruity on the nose. Very malty flavour, hoppy aftertaste. Quite alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, toffee, and dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Nice aroma with caramel, raisins, wood, pipe tobacco, and a little alcohol. I thought the flavor was surprisingly mild--smooth and malty with caramel and dark fruit flavors. Bittersweet finish with a lot of drying alcohol. Another fine effort from Stone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Orange color. Heavy sweet aromas, tropical fruits, dried fruits, oranges, caramel. Taste mirrors the aromas with some citrus hops during the finish. Really solid American Strong Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
Another great offering from the dark side of Stone. A rich mahogany red body with a thin off-white head. Taste profile blends some fresh and powerful elements - earthy and fruity hops, rich, sweet caramel malt, dark berries, brandy and a hint of nuttiness. Rich and sustained taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (133) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2016
Very nice bottle - perfect!!!! A red cloudy beer with a beige nice head, malty, light bitter, oily, full body, good balance, long finish, yeast dominated, compared with a Belgian beer very perfect, (I have 0.65l bottle which is bottled on 10/15/15)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (779) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
2014 bottle. Appearance- ruby red, dark brown tinges, a one finger thick beige head which clings. Aroma is loads of malt, caramel, toast, honey, cereal, cherries, sultana, cherry brandy, vinous hints, caramel malt. Smells big. Taste- full and coating in the mouth, bitter hop background, lots of caramel and toffee malt, biscuit, cherry and raisin, quite a boozy finish, red wine, cherry liqueur. Long sticky finish, quite sweet by the end. Very good stuff.


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