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RATINGS: 2585   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 theres always the masochists...
Note: 2007 - 10%, 2008 & 2009 - 10.5%, 2010 - 11.2%, 2011 - 10.5%, 2012 - 11.2%, 2016 - 11%.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1254) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
This Ale just about knocked me over. Way too strong for my liking, but full of flavour. Freakin Frog well done.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2006
The Double Bastard is one bad mother. I really loved this beer. The pour was dark reddish brown with a nice head on top. The aromas pour from the glass as soon as you get it out of the bottle. The aroma is of sweet malt and hops. The mouthfeel is one of the best Ive experienced. It is thick and creamy--perfect, I would say. The flavors are rich and thick as well. You get plenty of citrusy hops parked right next to lots of sweet satisfying caramel-like malt. This is a rich satisfying brew. The best barleywine Ive had. Reminds me quite a bit of Victory Old Horizontal."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4137) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 30, 2006
(Bottle a bonus from ABUSEDGOAT trade) 2005 release. Nose of caramel malts with a hint of raisins. Deep dark amber,semi hazy, with only a tiny beige head; flavor shows caramel malts, with a plummy note, a molasses note, and alcohol present (not surprizing at 10%), and an alcohol and light hop bitterness in the finish, almost halfway between an imperial porter and barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 In the bomber bottle from Roof Bros. I shared this with some pals on Memorial Day. I wish I had been more like Daffy Duck and exclaimed, "Mine, mine, its all mine!" Pours dark brown, mahoganey blood red. Has a yellow-beige head of sizeable retention. Theres all sorts of things going on with the aroma: juniper pine, flower water and grapfruits. This would best be described as an Imperial Porter, if I had to categorize it beyond the broad, catch-all setting of "strong ale." It cleanses the palate with fire. This defininitely lives up to the hype. UPDATE 1/2007: Reddish purple dark amber. Thick beige head. Candy sweet raspberry jolly rancher aroma. Such a burn, not quite as much as a barleywine. Big hops cling to the tongue. hard bitch from hell bitterness. Big acidity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13064) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Hazed red amber ale with a good off white head. Coniferous, resinous hops with floral complexity. In mouth, a pinhous and complex ale with good floral hops, caramel, light molasse notes, raisinous quality, like a barley wine. Smooth and delicious. Post-Mondial 2006 tasting at Goldorak.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2006
pours thick copper body. small off white head. fantastic aroma. sweet molasses and spicy hops. very balanced flavor. sweet molasses malty backbone with fantastic nutty hop profile. full bodied nice carbonation. long bittersweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1903) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2006
2004 Bottle: Murky soft brown color with a tan dense head. Sweet aromas, almost like a sweeter barley wine. Brown sugar, alcohol, something similar to a lot of the brews that were aged in bourbon barrels. WOW!! Ok, the flavor is great and then it expands throughout your mouth and into the nasal cavities, yea, all the way into the brain. It is a virtual "Hello Dolly" to the oral region. Sweet flavors abound in the midst of this high alcohol fest. It has a great finish -- smooth and leaves much flavor lingering and eventually . . . a slight burning sensation in the back of the throat. Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing this treasure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (2370) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 19, 2006
Rating #500! 2005 vintage. Tap sample from The Freakin Frog. Brown in colour with hints of amber. Low carbonation. Powerful sweet malt aroma with a nice light hoppy citrus fruit (although not Cascade or Centennial, from what I could tell) overlay. More of the same in the mouth with a bit of an alcohol presence, but what surprised me was the lighter than expected body of this beer. Solid bitterness that kept everything in check too. A very drinkable beer for its size. Well done Stone!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 Marketing 101: The customer must identify with the product. Works for me, this beer is twice what I am. Cloudy red-wine color with a medium white head. Smells barley-wine-ish. Brutal taste of earthy malts, liquorice, burning alcohol, out-of-this-world hops. Extreme!! Sampled from a 2 year old impressive 3L bottle that made it look even more scary.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Poured from a bomber a brownish orange with a smal tan head and great lacing. Aroma was of malts and caramel with hop rising in the background. Syrupy body worked well with the taste buds. Flavor started out as brown sugar and malt but just as the tastebuds were getting used to that, the hops kick in and take over. As this brew goes down the alcohol kicks in a bit just to let you know its there. Another winner for Stone.


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