Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2468   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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%.

Bulk_Carrier's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (2889) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2013
It pours a nice rich dark red with a one inch foamy white head which lasts a considerable while. Lots of hops are seen floating throughout the body. The smell is sweet malts up front and in the beginning and as the beer warms more hops comes out. The taste follows the smell and becomes increasingly hoppy bitter and yet citrusy sweet, becoming very powerful. The palate is about a medium to perhaps heavy, some slight lingering sharpness coming out slightly strong near the end of the beer. Overall, this is a complex beer and pleasing beer that I would absolutely come back to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbertels (256) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle bought at fluvian’s bottle shop in st. Andrews. Aromas abundant! Malts, carrot, tobacco, strong hops. Mouthfeel from here to eternity. Spruce, liqourice, citra, grapefruit, grass, prunes. Not really sweet but insanely full. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3744) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2015
Fra flaske på Cardinal M2 sep-15: rødlig fargetoner med tett offwhite skum som varer. Vinøs aroma og smak i en velproposjonert kropp med overbevisende balanse. Røde bær, vanilje og mango for å nevne noe av smaksinntrykkene. Kompleks. Dæven, utbrøt Sigmund. Mild bitterhet og afterburn, men den varmer helt ned i lilletåa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2032) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 28.09.15. Reddish brown. Small beige head. Vinous aroma and taste, with malt, mature berries, plums and wood. Complex, interesting and good. Moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6736) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours almost clear dark golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is heavy sweet and bitter, resiny and piney hops. Taste is llight sweet, like a barley wine with a decent dry hoppy finish, resiny and moreish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (684) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy light brown with of-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins, medicine. Tastes sweet; however, after a short while a distinct bitterness unfolds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5836) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2015 650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11%. Hazy reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Strong aroma of American hops, piney notes, also caramelized orange marmalade, some alcohol. Very hoppy flavour, medium sweet, caramel and alcohol. Bitter finish, hints of solvent.Warming mouthfeel. There’s plenty of hops in this one (surprise, surprise), but this is probably not where you go when you look for balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1746) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
1pt 6 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online. Coppery amber colour, thin beige foam head and aroma of malt, orange marmalade, hop resins. Taste is sweet malty, caramel, toffee, raisins, booze, with grapefruit & pine and spicey bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry grassy boozy bitter finish. Aggressive, very drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1866) - Granollers, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma i sobretot gust a caramel, també és bastant licorosa però no pots separar-te d’ella. Cerveza con aroma y sobretodo sabor a caramelo, también es bastante licorosa pero no puedes separarte de ella.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (4376) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Big bottle in Amsterdam. Dark reddish body with slight head. Nose is caramel, malts, toffee, fruity. Taste is toasty ad malty and deep oaky. Really nice. Malts and sweets in there. Very alcy and comes in strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (813) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Poured from 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle - 2013 release [bottled 10/08/13] (11.2%). Medium amber brown with beige head. Lots of dried fruits, plum, and hops, very barley-winey, mild alcohol.

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