Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 2486   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%.

chicagobears' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (441) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours into snifter with reddish brown hue. Sugared candied pineapples, apples and raisins in the nose. Complex flavors and really a lot going on as this opens up. I taste some prunes, pineapples, sour apples, caramel, brown sugar… Slight alcohol burn and oily on the finish. Immensely sweet and bitter. Really a hell of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (49) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
deep copper amberwith a fairly frothy light brown head. nose is potent West Coast hopswith a touch of barley sweetness.this beer is aggressive as advertised with tons of hop bitterness balanced against a big sticky barley malt. alcohol is well hidden. A very well made American barleywine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ahuth (110) - - NOV 27, 2015
Bottled. Pours nice dark copper. Has a nice dark Ale taste. The only thing I don’t like is the alcohol aftertaste other then that it is a great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriszfat (52) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pours dark amber and big lasting head. Smell is sweet and boozy. Isn’t as horid as I was expecting. Drinks mild but finishes big and boozy and too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smithld1 (75) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Not entirely sure why they sell these in such big bottles. Slightly irresponsible I would suggest . Luckily I’m already on the sofa. Raisiny , pruney, very alcoholic. Slight chocolate. Intense. I can’t argue with this beer, one winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (138) - - NOV 26, 2015
Intense! Holy mother. I wish I had the regular bastard to compare as it feels somehow even stronger. Simple palate but complex taste. Not for anyone but the most ready for extreme beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3734) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
20-NOV-2015, bottle (best before 2014) @Erik, from Systembolaget somewhere, thx.:-) Murky, brown’ish, tan head. All the American Strong Ale characteristics. Pine, grape fruit, caramel, almost roasted, fruity. Sweet, bitter. Clearly not fresh but still very tasty:-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1564) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s. A clear deep amber. Tan head that settles to a thin lace. Aroma of earthy sweet fruit. Alcohol is very well masked. Flavor is deep and complex. Well balanced bitterness and very smooth drinking. Notes of chocolate, prune, herbs, pine and coffee. Long lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares 1 Year Anniversary. Pours hazy reddish amber with a big offwhite head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, caramel, malt, plums, vanilla, citrus. Taste is hoppy, fruity, bitter, malty, dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares 1 year anniversary. Pours red amber with a beige head. Aroma has some rather big hoppy notes up front, behind that comes all the sweetness. Caramel, big fat sweet plums, deep malty profile and some weak vinous notes. The taste is hoppy with all of that big fat sweet fruity notes which leads to some vinous associations. Alcohol is quite present and the end is rather bitter from the hops. Yet this beer is a pleasure to sip but is indeed a mother drugger in terms of being intense.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
smcniel24 (4) - Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2015 does not count
One of my favorites! A bit pricey but occasionally worth it. Usually only a seasonal bear.

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