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RATINGS: 2628   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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GlennHendry (460) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Big toffee blast on the nose. Caramel, dark fruit (plum; maybe a bit of figgy pudding too), and more toffee. Piney hops, roasted malts. Excellent sipper.

4.1
eduardovl (1449) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2017
600ml bottle served in a snifter glass. 2016 Edition. Enjoyed at "Au Coin Mousse - Geneva". Pours a dark and cloudy amber color forming a medium tan head with medium retention and some molasses lacings formed and left in the glass. Strong notes of caramel and oak in the nose. Dark dry fruits, honey, hazelnut, apricot and roasted malts. Grassy hops. Taste is slightly sweet in upfront, becoming quickly roasted and bitter. Strong notes of caramel, dark dry fruits, honey, nuts, roasted malts. String hops bitterness kick. Great bittersweet balance. Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Caramel and grassy hops in the aftertaste. Great drinkability. American classic.

4.7
jakeskia (29) - Kanata, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2017
A nice complex beer, while strong is easily approachable. Notes of molasses, honey, cereal, raisin, fig compote, apricot, chocolate, hazelnut, coffee and baking spice. Nice and creamy on the palate a true example of one of the best craft brews out of the USA.

3.8
Jyrsa (837) - - MAY 12, 2017
Tap @ MBCC. The 2006 year. Clear copper. Herbs, caramel, malt body. Herbal with loads of caramel, some nuts. Nice structured body with long herbal finish.

4.1
DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2017
660ml bottle shared at home. Hazy dark orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite some bitterness with subtle fruity sweetness. Pine, malts, caramel, citrus and tropical fruits. Very good.

4
dzudohonor (169) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Bardzo, wręcz agresywnie nachmielone , bardzo słodowe, sporo karmelu, biszkoptowe, rodzynkowe, pomarańcze, żywica, kandyzowane owoce, dochodza lekkie nuty herbaciane, może ziołowe. Piwo bezkompromisowe i potężne.

4.1
Evilkniamhel (955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2017
On keg at Hanging Bat (27/04/17). Pours clear deep amber red. Nose of madeira, molasses, toffee cake, raisins, cherries, parmaviolets. Taste is boozy, oak, resin, super hoppy, earthy notes, complex, long finish.

3.3
dambor (700) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 28, 2017
Pours ruby red with medium head. Aroma: caramel aroma nicely counterbalanced with hops. Taste: caramel, dried fruit and lots of hops. Nice.

4.3
Eructoblaster (4205) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle (2016) - 22oz. Dark copper body with a thick, off-white frothy head. Robust, well-balanced, complex malty/hoppy aroma with cinnamon, fruity, maple syrup, and spicy hints. Alcool is subtle. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries woody, barley sugar, and cinnamon notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming bittersweet finish. Fantastic winter warmer.

4.2
Johnstledger8 (1205) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma is of toffee, treacle, dark fruits, figs, raisins, blackcurrant, plum. Taste is of toffee, plum, currants, raisins, brown sugar, red berries, maple syrup. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.


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