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RATINGS: 3973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

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3.9
vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2006
Time to see what this beer is. I drove 4.5 hours round trip for this (and quite a few others). Pours brown / dark amber with nice sized off white head. Aroma is big - lots of piney hops mixed with dark roasted malts - very thick and rich. Body is medium / heavy and slightly oily with light carbonation. Flavor is heavily roasted / burnt caramel malts with a piney / woody hop finish. Everything about the beer is thick. Very enjoyable. Not much changes throughout the drink. Not quite as complex as expected, but what is there is wonderful. I look forward to trying more from this brewery, it is off to a nice start.

3.7
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Baad aaass beer! Poured deep brown with little head that disapates quickly.

4.1
Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2006
Beautiful brown-red color with a nice and frothy brown head which does last. Nutty and malty aroma with some dried fruit. I like the fact this brew has a very distinct separation between the initial taste, middle and finish... Creamy mouthfeel, starts off sweet and nutty. In the middle you start to get the tingling indication of the hops with a little bit of alcohol warming. Hops linger into the finish with a sweet stickiness of chocolate and a good deal of bitterness I associate with coffee/expresso. This is truly an exceptional beer... I took my time drinking this one, and really enjoyed it.

3.5
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2006
If nothing else, this beer in arrogant in its presentation of the alcohol content. It makes no effort to hide the fact that it is going to hurt you. It pours a ruby red color with a clear body, crowned by a light-brown, creamy head. Good lacing. Aromas are mixed with a light bread, moderate yeast, and light soy sauce notes. Initially, it drew us in with a sweet taste, then wasted no time letting us know who was the boss here with a killer bitter finish. Medium body on the mouth with an oily finish. We like to think we’re worthy.

5
knacdezrat (1) - Apple Valley, California, USA - APR 7, 2006 does not count
In my opinion...(and we know that eveyone HAS at least ONE...), this is one of the best beers I have ever tasted. The taste of Arrogance on your tongue will leave you wanting more. And believe me, you WILL want more!

3.5
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 (bottle): Pours a dark brown color, brownish head. Big & lasting. Very bitter hoppy aroma. Sour. Very bitter dry, malty sour taste. Almost acidic. Warming.

3.9
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2006
From Bottle. Reddish mahogany colored pour with a fluffy beige head. Translucent body with a slightly oily looking texture. Sweet brown sugar aroma that appears to be flavored with raw celery leaf. The sweet roasted malts and hops balance is delightful, and the celery scented hop bitterness is truly unique. A bizarre flavor amalgam coats the tongue in a sticky, gooey residue. I’m getting a bit of fire roasted hazelnuts dipped in kentucky bourbon. A hint of lemon pepper and caraway seed provide a nice spice dimension as well. Final smack of sour pear and cedar bark.

4.7
EventHorizon (7) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2006 does not count
....i’m catching up on my reviews tonight. when i first had this back in ’98.. i didn’t like it. yet, back in ’98 i didn’t like many craft beers other than sierra nevada pale ale and anchor steam. now... i’m a hop-head and craft beer lover. i have this often on draft and from the bastard bomber. great color.. deep amber.. reddish.. great pour.. perfect head.. looks awesome sitting there staring at you. you definitely get some grapefruit and raisins in there.. wow! this is such a dynamic beer. hops and malt are really well balanced i think.... i’m worthy.

3.7
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Very nice, without question, but Stone makes many many better brews. A good place to start with this brewery though.

3.9
beerbomb (230) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2006
My piss has more sophistication than this beer...just kidding, its really good. Aroma is very much like an IPA although a little sweeter and fruity almost kind of floral with a little sour background. Looks very good -nice medium tight head and very dark reddish brown. Flavor is very bitter with an explosion of hops of all types and with a strong malt backbone that is almost kind of smokey/earthy/coffee-like. Cold, this was just very bitter, as it warmed, so many more dimensions came out and the palate was much richer. Overall its really very good. Although it is pricy, at least in NJ. I think the guy on the label needs a 12 step program though, hes pretty abusive.


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