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RATINGS: 2627   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 there’s 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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4.1
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2006
An excellent malty like Bonds like brother of the original. Its almost too much to handle but the boys at Stone Brewery do it right. There is a surprising malty aroma to the normal Stone metallic aroma goodness. The inital taste impressions are deep and vast with malt, hops and a heavy freaking note of citrus. the second thing to go is the malt, being 10% you had to expect is somewhere. It finishes surprisingly smooth. a great beer!

4
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2006
big sticky, citrusy and strong. what else do want in a beer. similar to arrogant but not as grapfruity and far more sticky sweet. excellent beer.

4.2
drmatt (51) - THE LOU, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2006
this is my favorite stone beer so far. i had this out of the huge three liter bottle that was about a year old. great huge beer! citrus taste but had a great maltiness to back it up. better than arrogant, easily.

4
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 2005 finallly found one of these. Aroma was of light alcohol and a lot of breadiness. The flavor had a lot of sweetness, caramel, breadiness, and some hope bite. I was expecting this to be a lot hoppier but i guess my bottle was a year old. I will have to try a new bottle when it comes out. This was still very good, but should be listed as a barleywine i think. Rerate: 2006 bottleAbout the same rating on a lot fresher and better stored bottle. A lot more hop presence. Not so much in the aroma but a lot of flavoring and bittering hops. Alcohol was pretty prominate in aroma. Intense beer, very good.

3.9
BrewerDub (34) - USA - SEP 7, 2006
wow, this is a strong brew. Very strong malt and hop flavors. Had a somewhat fruity smell to it. very nice.

4.1
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Have damn mercy. If this beer isn’t enough to satisfy your taste buds then your and alien. It has enough flavor and alcohol to make this a one beer wonder. Strong malt, hop, and alcohol flavors. One of the ultimate brews.

4.1
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bomber, 2005 release. Clear dark copper-ruby with a light tan frothy head, leaving sheets of lacing. Aroma of deep caramel malt, brown sugar, a bit of chocolate even. Fruity notes as well- black cherry, plum, raisin. Very complex flavor- dark rich maltiness and alcohol, nice warmth, hops come through now and then. Some charred oak and vanilla on the finish. This would make a perfect fireside beer on a snowy night.

4.2
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark amber/reddish-orange color with a fine, almost frothy cream colored head. Aroma is rather pungent; sweet and malty with citrusy sweetness and hints of alcohol, bourbon especially, and vanilla (with other spices that I can’t really pick out specifically). Also some nice earthy notes and pineyness. Flavor has a nice balanced bitterness with a chewy hoppiness that I didn’t expect from the aroma. Nice alcohol notes at the end that pairs nicely with the dry finish. I do wish there was some of that spice and citrus I picked up in the aroma, but still a very nice tasting beer. Palate is nice; good carbonation, but a tad syrupy. Great beer, one of Stone’s better offerings. Rerate - brewed 10/07 - boozier than I remember. I’m not sure what keeps them from calling this a barley wine.

5
Wretchedhalo (11) - USA - AUG 3, 2006
Scary beer.. grapefruit flavor lingers and very carbonated. i got the half gallon bottle for $70.00 with the chain and lock on it

4
Boutip (6372) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of heavy sweet malt with a strong dose of bitter hops. Taste is really sweet with a heavy dose of sweet malt plus a strong bitter hops presence. Body is above average with no discernable trace of alcohol. Very good try at bringing a lot of extreme side to a beer while conserving some balance.


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