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RATINGS: 2377   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. ’Course there’s always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%.

hman43's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hman43 (397) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
A wonderful aroma of caramel malts. It has a deep amber color with a light tan head. The taste of caramel, with cherry notes and a pleasant malt kicker to the palate. It has a special blend on malts that I could drink all day long. It is well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (506) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma of hops and some malty yeastiness. Pours a rich amber with a gorgeous foamy head. Taste of hops, bitter pine, dark fruits, malts, resin, etc. A huge beer with tons of complex flavours. (And although the Stone Rep in AB refused to disclose the IBUs for this, I’d guess between 80-95)! ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4363) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate and roasted grains. Taste is a dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a grainy and dark fruity sweetness. This brew is much more complicated than I can describe here. Overall, this is an outstanding brew, full bodied with nice carbonation, well balanced and only for serious beer lovers out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle, body the color of new mahogany, skiff of foam, fades pretty quickly. Aroma is malty caramel, raisin, some spruce. Taste is sweet and sharp, malt and spruce and spice, orange/lychee, with citrus rind bitter. Palate is smooth and rich, not overly thick, with fine moderate carbonation.finish is bitter sweet, but leaving an almost astringent bitter taste that lingers too long to be pleasant. Guess I have to keep drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LizMeade (11) - - DEC 6, 2014
Pours with a pretty brown orange with light tan head. Pine, fruit, wood. Malt, caramel, more wood and pine in taste. Slightly sweet and boozy. Nice bitter and floral finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
A fantastic beer, so complex. The aroma is sweet and malty , the initial taste is a sweet brown ale, but then come a flood of hops to dry the finish, making this a double bastard of an easy drinking 11% beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1543) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft. Brown with a big white head. Not much nose. Big full flavors of chocolate malts. Alcohol well hidden. Well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (99) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Seems I’ve sort of moves away from the arrogant bastard flavor lately. Maybe because it’s cold? Very strong beer. It really tastes like arrogant basyard with more octane , but the base flavors aren’t much stronger to compensate for higher abv. Bitterness is strong though abd it actually is more potent but not better than normal ab

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora (14) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Great malty aroma. Nice dark brown color. About 2 inch head. You can definitely taste the malt in your mouth. Bitter going doing and strong malt taste afterwards. Very strong. Little sips like drinking scotch. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Smells of malt and bubble gum, not bad. Good dark amber copper color with a little beige head and no lacing. Tastes sweet malt and bubble gum. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (133) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a dark copper color with some head retention and lacing. Tastes and smells like a sweet red. Kind of reminds me of fruit stripe gum. Quite a pleasant drink, but one that will knock you on your ass. Quite malty as well.

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