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RATINGS: 2310   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%.

Doctormirk's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 17, 2007
Pours a darkish orangy-red, slightly hazy, with a medium-small head persistent with very fine bubbles. Smells of caramel and hop resin. Reminds me very much of the smell that assaults you as soon as you step into the Stone brewery. Tastes of thick chewy malts and sweet fruits; raspberries and blueberries laced with chocolate. .. good bitterness throughout. Mouth feel is also thick and somewhat sticky.The hop bitterness stays with you throughout the alcohol burn, but doesn’t quite manage to suppress it, which can only be expected at 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer-yum (358) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2014
This brew is for those who thought Stone couldn’t improve on their Arrogant Bastard Ale. They can, and they did - and absolutely superb beer (by any reckoning).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pterodiacetyl (33) - California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Got a new TV today. Nothing fancy but when you've eaten ground chuck for almost a decade a flat iron tastes like manna from Heaven.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (129) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Flaska hemma. Bärnstensfärgad och lagom grumligt trögflytande med en maltighet och beska. Mycket angenäm liten sak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1203) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tony_gorilla (153) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget enjoyed at home. Pours dark ruby red with a nice head that dissapear quickly. Smells heavy. Tastes heavy malty, heavy alcohol balanced bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (181) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Tap. Bold and flavorful malt front with a noticeable hop finish that is not overly bitter. Spicy and strong flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (930) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2014
Almost like an unsweetened barleywine. Strong malt flavor. Some bitterness. Strong alcohol heat. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (663) - California, USA - APR 7, 2014
2009 Bomber - Maple ruby pour with off white head. Nose and taste are malt bombs with plenty of dark fruit, sweet malt, and raisins. Some residual hop bitterness present. This stuff ages real well as evidenced by this 5 year old bottle. If it were a little sweeter I would have thought it was a BW. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
Ah, Stone descriptions: the Steely Dan liner notes of beer.

Tap. Orangish amber with a small pale beige head that lasts well. Aroma of very ripe apricots, vanilla, mandarins, grapefruit. Just short of syrupy. Sweet hay and apricot, grapefruit, pine, kumquat, a little pepper. Main finish is brief, then grapefruit and pine linger. Compressed flavours but punchy hops - sweetness doesn’t really get in the way. Unsubtle but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1128) - - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle. Dark clear ruby with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is melted Jolly Rancher, burnt caramel and slightly plasticky. Taste follows suit but adds some floral hops and slight alcohol burn. Caramel/butterscotch takes center stage. Big sticky mouthfeel. Certainly big.

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