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RATINGS: 2343   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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebasilius (6) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
This is to me a Barley wine. The alcohol is on top of things. I usually LOVE Stone Beer, but this one is a bit unbalanced. You should share this one with a couple of friends and, i guess, with some strong cheese instead of meat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle 2011 .... Hazy reddish dark amber pour thin ring of off white head had hardly any carbonation when I opened it ..... aroma of chewy caramel hops, dark fruits, earthy and faded citrusy hops ..... taste is more on the side of a red ipa/strong ale with chewy caramel malts, faded citrusy hops, dark fruits and earthy hops ..... has a nice bitter bite to it ... mouthfeel is oily .... finish is bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a cloudy brown color with clear golden edges and a one inch head that leaves no lacing. I love the smell of this beer. There’s so much going on in terms of the aroma, hops, cherries, malt, dark stone fruits and some alcohol. It is 10.5% after all. The taste came up a little short in my opinion. Even after it warmed up the fruit and malt flavors weren’t as pronounced in the taste as did hops and alcohol. Still, this is a really good beer that I think can only get better with some aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2012
65cl, Vintage 2011, at 10.5%Vol, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Wonderful maltiness. Earthy. Thin beige head. Nice kick, but its well balanced. Expected more bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lopisar (197) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Dark golden color with light foam. Not very distinct aroma. Very bitter and long aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2013
Beautiful copper pour. Nice and clear with lots of tiny bubbles which rise to the thick white head. Sweet aroma of malt, fresh earth, hay, and booze. Thick mouthfeel. Flavor of sweet malt, pineapple, pine needles, grass with a giant hop punch in the mouth. Booze finish. I'm hardly worthy... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SperkeleForce (541) - FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Good boozy stuff. I gör wasted from the First moment. Notes OF caramel boozyness. And what not. Again next time. I really like the strong Notes OF nuttyness�� but it should be more flavorfol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
Dark, amber colour with a tan head. Aroma is heavy with malts with slight caramel to it. Very easy on the palate, slight carbonation. Taste is mostly bitter. This one’s a very nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1285) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2012 draft. Pours deep copper amber. Light citrus and sweet malt aroma. Taste is citrus, candi sugar, roasted malt, nice hop bite. A bit syrupy with a big booze burn.

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