Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2546   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (2658) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
Had this multiple Times but first time rating it. Mahogany in color, the aroma promises butterscotch, dark fruit, caramel, vanilla and honey which the taste promptly delivers along with some hints of cocoa, citrus and slight herbal tones. Very good indeed! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (194) - - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a nice ruby red with a large off white head that lasts long with good lacing. Very nice balance for an 11.2% beer. A little unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Not bad. Cant drink more than 2. Plum citrus and alcohol aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4716) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2011 bottle. Deep amber with two finger head. It’s every bit as harsh as you’d expect from the name. But also, quite delicious. Pretty substantial malt base with huge hoppiness and booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Beautiful color...like hazy caramel. Good foamy off white head that faded to a thin ring/layer and left some nice lacing. Aroma is hard to define. Reminds me of some Belgians I’ve had. Lots of hops, but also malt. Spice, floral, woody, alcohol, pine. Quite a bit of sweet at first taste but quickly moves to warming alcohol with a long finish. Fairly lively but soft carbonation. There’s a lot going on with this and all of it is very good.

   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, there’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a very hazy dark honey color with a thin vanilla head. Smells similar to a barley wine. Spices. Slightly boozy. Taste is sweet. Boozy finish with a bitter fruit aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16106) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, caramel, fruits, yeast and malt. Nice, bitter and sweet. Some alcohol present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber with slight off white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste of oak and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2711) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Hazy dark amber pour on draft at Republic. Thick off white head. Malty nose. Big sweet taste, lots of hops and a big bitterness in the finish. Really nice. Big and kick ass for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5741) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
14th March 2014, large bottle at a barbeque in Newport Beach, bought and took the bottle myself and didn’t share it! Aggressive little bugger isn’t it. Hops full on in the mouth, yet it has a sweeter maltier nose: bitter in flavour with a definite Barley wine undertone. A fine beer in all aspects.

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