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RATINGS: 4217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably wont 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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1425) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Clear maroon red color. Average head, good head retention. Aroma is sweet & fruity, cherry. Taste is chocolate, with a nice hop finish. Creamy, goes down very easy. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2005
(sampled draught at Stockholm Beer Festival) Clear reddish brown with a rich stable tan head. Wonderful fruity aroma of plums, cherries, figs and chocolate with a earthy undertone. Thick sweet flavour of cherries, caramel and yellow fruit. Creamy and solid mouthfeel. Dry grapefruity hops in the long aftertaste. Brilliant stuff!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2005
I have had this in the bottle and on tap at Blind Tiger and Gingerman in NYC. This past time I had a 20 oz pint from the tap. This stuff is frikken awesome. Just flat out fantastic. Dark, sweet, smooth malts of varying fruit and chocolates envelope and sometimes even contain loads of citrusy, fresh hops. A hop lovers delight and the standard of American Strong Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - SEP 27, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Smells of prunes, malts, hops, and alcohol. Tastes more or less the same as it smells. Huge flavor. I have to be in the right mood for this beer because sometimes its a bit overwhelming. But like they say, its aggressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 This is a delicious beer. I was skeptical at first of a beer with a reputation for arrogance. But I must admit, this is one of the singularly tastey american beers Ive had. Arrogant Bastard Tip #1: Share this beer with friends and family. Arrogant Bastard Tip #2: Drink this beer with food. Arrogant Bastard Tip #3: Let the beer sit in the glass for a little while if you can... it only gets better as it approaches room temperature. This is not an overrated beer. There is a depth of flavor in Arrogant Bastard which is beyond pleasant. Sure its hoppy as hell, but its got the nice dark malts and a delicious alcohol to back it up. Drink up. Enjoy. I dont think I have tasted a beer which is so clearly a product of the culture of the United States, yet with such an exotic feel to it. And yes, there is definitely pineapple in the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Hoppy smell strangely dominated by what I can only think to be pineapple. Pretty reddish color, good tan head. Very hoppy and malty taste, strong and bitter. My first "aggressive" beer, and not disappointing.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Ok the aroma is strong, the appearance deep red, flavor very strong, palate great if yuo like it. However I didnt really get into this beer. The flavor is complex but I didnt think it was that good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2006 Not terrible, but terribly overrated. This is a great marketing idea, though...trying to appeal to the beer snob hidden in all of us. Apparently Im not sophisticated enough, because Im not a big fan. The same goes for Stone 8, which I tried but didnt like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2005
The little brother of the Double Bastard Ale. Very strong, with a hint of whiskey in the taste. Use caution, It will bite you in the ass.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2005
careful with this beer. it will catch you off guard. The beer pors almost red but has a bite that will throw you off. It is a heavy beer with a taste that is equal to the match. A tough beer this is a beer for the experts. Black Diamond beer run for this beer. Prost!!!


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