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RATINGS: 2350   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%.


tdmuel's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22oz. bottle filled from a 2012 keg. Pour is a slightly hazy burnt orange with a small off white head. Very sweet nose, feels like a cross between a barleywine and a dark belgian. Notes of candi sugar, sweet caramel, dark fruits, very citrusy hops, noticeable alcohol on the nose, and a nice biscuity malt note. Huge citrusy hops that have hardly faded away up front on the taste, then it goes to a plum and cherry sweetness, thereís an almost chocolatey taste there, nice piney notes, and a somewhat sticky syrupy taste. Very tasty beer, and even after a year it is still very very aggressive.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"Iím a huge Stone fan, not a big fan of Arrogant Bastard, so I didnít know what to expect from this one. Stronger, but smoother, than itís little brother, and significantly better. Big hops and malt all around. Quite hoppy/bitter for a barleywine. thoroughly enjoyed several vintages at Stone."

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
{retty killer big ass brew...loads of malts hops and so big. Every flavor imaginable. Balance on the big end...couldnt drink a ton...but It is a great brew

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Aroma: intense grain malts, heavy, ripe fruits, caramel, alcohol. Appearance: hazy, dark amber, small, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: very sweet malts expanding, intense overripe fruit, alcohol, turning very bitter and slightly dry in the finish. Overall: very nice IIPA, excellent aroma. Pint at Stone Brewing, Escondido.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ctplt777 (144) - - OCT 12, 2014
Eh itís okay. Itís a strong beer for sure and lives up to its name. All the things about not being worthy etc itís not that tough. Aroma is syrupy sweetness. Lots and lots of malt. Like a ton. Not bad just donít expect something else. The taste is alright. I heard from people it has a really subtle alcohol burn and thatís true. For how high ABV it is it definitely doesnít show which is good. Realllllly bitter, and sweet. Some hopiness but definitely takes a backstage to the sweet malt. Itís not bad just in my opinion kind of average. I couldnít really pick out something i really liked about it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (12) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a hazy copper color. Caramel citrusy taste. Hoppy flavor. Thick on the palat. Low carbonation but the head retention is very good. Alcohol warmth is noticable but not overpowering.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kalervo (715) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Mikon luona. Really thick, complex, roasted malty taste with well balanced drying aftertaste. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
Very hot in the alcohol, hurt palate a little, and somewhat sweet. other wise great brew great use of hops, so big of a brew so big. I did like it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2014
From bomber. Pours a copper red with a big fluffy head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is toffee and caramel and pine. Taste is the same, with a big malty sweetness and an even bigger hoppy pine bite. This is Stone, after all. This is like a big hoppy barleywine. Alcohol is present, but not as obvious as the ABV would lead you to believe. Bitter finish. A delightful BIG beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
had the 2012 at a bottle share. even that many years removed, was still too hot for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet toffee and caramel, not as bitter as expected, juicy pine.


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