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RATINGS: 2613   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
(Draft: OBriens in San Diego, CA) Fairly strong, even for the 2IPA category, this special Stone offering is thick and full bodied, with a strong, sweet maltiness and an aggressive hops bitterness; Very sweet from start to finish, but especially in the finish; Dark red/brown color with good head retention

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Dark amber color with a dense white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus and bready malts. Sweet malty flavor up front leads into some notes of fruit and spruce. Hintts of citrus and pine in the bitter hoppy finish. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Now this is an incredible beer. Just found a place that has 8 more of them... almost bought them out. Wonderful hazy-brown color, almost looked like an ESB. Fantastic kick of hops to balance out the inevitable malt in a 10 percenter. Better than the regular... ReRate: 2004 edition, perhaps its me having had more beers, but now I get the impression that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. We get it, hops and alcohol, ok, how about a bit of subtlety? I know this beer isnt for those liking subtelty, but still... ReRate (3 Liter 2003 edition): Wow, not nearly the carbonation of the 22oz version. Cloudy, hazy brown color with wonderful aromas of malt, prunes, and maybe olive? Fantastic pour from the liter bottle. Wow. Perhaps this is how it supposed to taste?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2004
To be consumed preferably in small quantities. Extremely rich fruit, raisin and chocolate flavors tempered by well balanced bitterness. Alcohol is quite aparent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2004 22 oz bottle, tulip glass. Bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate malt (H); spruce, citrus (grapefruit/lime) hops (M); light alcohol, raisin, plum, peach, red wine, toffee, brown sugar aromas. Large, creamy, light brown head is well lasting and leaves good lacing. Clear, dark, ruby body. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter finish of long duration. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, slightly alcoholic. The bottom line is: excellent malt, wonderful body...acidity and alcohol are my only two complaints (and not big ones in this case).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
bitter taste, ameloriated by malt. Crimson with hops suds best appearing in a trappist glass. Floral and pine strong hoppy aroma. Grapefruit mid-sip, cheese aftertaste. Alcohol warming, feels like vodka.. Good with strong meat

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Wow, what can I say about this beer that hasnt already been said. If you like Stones Arrogant Bastard,youre gonna love this offering! Malty with a perfect hop balance, and a beautiful red hue....man I wish I had another right now!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Dark reddish to brown color, minimal head. Strong alcohol and malt aroma, but plenty of hops to balance it out. A strong, aggressive beer with lots of flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2004
This beer is exceptional. Deep red with creamy tan head. Dark roasted Malty rich aroma. Fruity, chewy maltiness with a nice hop balance. Almost like a brandy. This brew satisfies and makes you want more. Alcohol is warming. This bastard is remarkably smooth to drink. Quality at every sip. This is a standout offering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 when i first drank this beer i thought it was disgusting. I was wrong. this thing is fantastic. Pours out a murky brown color with a nice beige head. aroma is full of hops and has a nice sweetness. Flavor is very much the same. it is however slightly boozy but it takes little away.


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