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RATINGS: 2420   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%.


john.hoff@attbi.com99's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
john.hoff@attbi.com99 (3) - Glenview, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2002
Full, tangy taste. Not for the timid.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (86) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
PRELUDE = I am not a hophead... I prefer this over the Arrogant Bastard. Still has a ton of aggressive hops that are up front and in your face. The balance however made this beer beer drinkable while staying true to being a Bastard. Maybe it was the higher abv, I don’t know. Again while not really what i prefer to drink, it was a good experience. Can really see why people who like this type of beer would love this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alkolas510 (801) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Kopparfärgad klar med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mycket karamellmalt, lite humle och ganska mycket beska på slutet med lite alkoholsmak. Som en riktig bra barleywine

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nauc (3) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
one of the best ive had. very sick appearance... looks like pure camel. yum!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (132) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
Karamellfärgad. Doft av karamell & torkad frukt såsom aprikos. Fantastisk sötig karamellhet, torkad frukt, balanserad, fyllig med en fantastisk bitter slät avslutning. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bork (387) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Glory be to the bastard king. While not a beer in the regular sense of the word, this is pure liquid gold. Fruity without being sweet, heavily bitter without the soap and perfume, pleasantly chest warming without the residual taste of alcohol. If it just looked a wee bit better in the glass this would be close to the perfect beverage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (310) - HONG KONG - MAR 13, 2015
Quite cloudy dark red-brown, beige sudsy head. Smells of black treacle, brown/candied sugar, roasted malt, pine needles, musty grassy almost herbal hop bitterness. Tastes of toffee, nuts, resinous hop, pine, finishes with light spice, malt, maple syrup. Body is very smooth, creamy and lightly spicy. Flavours are big and complex but somehow the beer isn't overwhelming or too sweet. Good beer - doesn't taste like much else - though I think I like the original Bastard ever so slightly more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (364) - HONG KONG - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from QClub at home. Deep deep copper brown pour - hazy to the point of opacity. Thin foamy head. Aroma is similar to the others in the bastard series - very dank and hoppy with a pronounced bready maltiness. Taste is similar. Huge flavor of bitter resinous hops balanced by lots of caramel bread malt flavors. Big booziness too, the warmth and bite of which last for quite a while. Really good - maybe the best of the bastard series, though the original is great too. Would definitely get again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (908) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Wow, un grande bière! L’arôme fort du caramel, sucre brun, et l’alcool. Le goût est des fruits séchés, caramel, sucre brun avec une finition amer bien équilibré pour une bière tellement forte. Très puissante, une excellent bière d’hiver.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1227) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine. Home snifter pour is dark orange brown and murky. Small head and no lacing. The aroma is serious heavy malts, leather, burnt caramel, kind of a swampy aroma as well. Taste is big malt bomb, dark fruits, dark breads, pine, wood, and earth.. Bitter pine finish. Thick oily mouth and an almost sticky finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (87) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2015
650ml bottle of 2014 edition. Dark brown with one finger tan white head. Initial deep aroma of dried fruits, raisins and dates, and sweet syrup followed by increasing tones of piny hops. Sweet taste of dried fruits and sweet black bread (sirapslimpa) followed by bitter piny hops and then finishing sweet again with an almost desert wine character as well as some almost burnt roasted flavors. Probably medium thickness to the mouthfeel and medium carbonation with very well hidden alcohol.


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