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RATINGS: 4152   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 18, 2013
Everytime I have this beer I think i will finally conclude that its isnt all its cracked up to be. Everytime it surprises me again, as one of the best craft beers out there period! I think if stone had made it as some exclusive hard to find seasonal, it would get even high ratings than it already does. Has amazing spicy pine entry that finishes with lucious passionfruit understones. The complexity and depth of a barlywine melded with the drinkability of an apa...Even though their stupid "our beer is too intense for you" marketing gimmick has gotten old, stones flagship beers never will.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (690) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2017
Can from Pivn raj. Clear Amber colour, Light beige head. Aroma is piny, resiny hops, caramel and some roasty malty notes. Taste is piny hops, caramel, malts. Hops and Very high bitterness in aftertaste. Pleasant carbonation. Good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
matis (258) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Can from Berlin - BB May 2017. Malty aroma of dark fruits. So flat in taste... some grass, some herbs, tea (?), earth and nothing much more. Bitter, disturbing aftertaste. Huge disappointment. What the fuck with this legendary ale???

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (405) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2017
Can. Dark amber, large tan head. Aroma earthy, malts, caramel, hints if grass and citrus. Medium full body. Taste mainly hoppy with subtle sweet caramel tones. Bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alrick (6) - FRANCE - JAN 14, 2017 does not count
Trs agressive - comme son nom lindique - une exprience originale au demeurant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogonczyk (101) - Ruda Slaska, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Malty, heavy aroma with some hoppy resin notes. Heavy herbal and resin bitterness. Felt some disappointment after tasting. Well its a Bastard.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shreddermx (64) - POLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Stone Berlin. Puszka 500ml. Barwa rubinowa, piwo opalizujące. Piana bardzo obfita, zbita, kremowa w kolorze beżowym. Wygląda pięknie. Aromat jest bardzo ciekawy. Ciemne owoce, rodzynki - przypomina belgijskiego quadrupla. Do tego dochodzi fajna chmielowość: żywica, igły sosnowe. Na słodko. Piwo w smaku jest rwnież bardzo ciekawe, są rodzynki, ciemne owoce, karmel i chmiel. Za tym idzie konkretna goryczka, grejpfrutowo-żywiczna. Wysoka i przyjemna. Piwo bardzo ciekawe, warte sprobowania.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (7334) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2017
WoW an Arrogant Bastard just popped up right in front of me. And a big waring on the can that I might not like this. Ha ha it is surely a solid lovely brew. Everyone likes this.
A really lovely clear mahogany color with a fine tan head. Looks good and inviting. Fine lacing also. Quite moderate intensity in the aroma. Mostly caramel malt in the nose. Not that inviting. Medium + body and a fine carbonation level. Easy to drink. Not enough sweetness to back up the bitterness. A bit unbalanced actually. Caramel bomb de lux. It actually kills the grapefruit hoppy goodies almost completely. Not good. Also some dried fruit in the flavor.
The warning was right. I did not like this.
[Can from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Can from Salt Horse. Murky ruby body with a dense beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel and earth. Flavour of cranberry, stewed tea and a bitter finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Mega hoppy - which I normally love - but I found this beer to be, frankly, quite boring. I expected much more based on previous reviews.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brettsky06 (266) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
Pours a dark caramel color. Aroma has some wood and toffee notes. Taste has caramel, dark fruits and some booze. Strong hop presence as well. Lingering bitterness. Very complex, very tasty

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daverock (32) - Nymburk, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2017
Plechovka, siln vborn pivo. Greg Koch um, můj prvn kousek, ale zaujal.


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