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RATINGS: 2597   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2013
22 oz bottle for 7.99. Pours a reddish copper with a small light brown head. Aroma is heavy pine hops, but also a caramel malt backing. Taste mostly lies in the malt realm with some hops, an extremely strong kick of bitterness and a little alcohol at the end. Body is a little bit above medium, slighty creamy and thick texture. Its an ojbectively good beer but not really my thing. Not something I would drink regularly.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemarshal (206) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle into snifter. Dark red color, dense small head. Aroma is toasty, resin, earthy, caramel, honey, banana. Flavor is powerful, with plenty of hops, roasted coffee caramel. Full bodied, sticky, lots of carbonation, extra bitter finish. Doesnt live up to the diatribe on the back of the bottle, but pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
This is Arrogant Bastard on steroids. I like it, most won't. At a healthy 10%ABV, it is not surprising that the flavor is influenced by the content. Still, it is hoppy in both aroma and taste, and, once past the alcohol, it does have a complexity that at least barleywine lovers can appreciate. Hints of citrus compete with an earthy malt flavor, but the only winner is the consumer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
i thought the arrogant bastard was great but this one tops it. like the name says its twice as good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Light brown amber color. Caramel malty aroma and super strong hoppy smell. Big hop bomb taste, to asaualting of a beer. Made to be offensive to your palate just to be offensive and say they are cool, not my style. Good notes would be it hides the alc completey, drinking a whole bottle will most likely get you a buzz.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Wow. I expected this to be super malty and bitter, but I was wrong. This beer is well balanced, with a nice mouth-feel and gentle after taste. I got this at Woodland Wine Merchant in Nashville.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a very bubbly tan head. Caramelly malty aroma. Strong malt flavor with a sweet hoppy finish. You can definately taste the alcohol, but its much smoother than I expected for something so potent. Great stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Pours cloudy dark amber with thick creamy off-white head. Very complex aromas including brown sugar, marmalade, dried fruits, and a bit of heat. Tastes dont disappoint. Burnt sugar, musty ripe apple big all around but with a nice hot/malt balance. Medium-thick mouth-feel. Candied apples, and hop bitterness echo back and forth playing tug-of-war for my attention in the finish. Like many big Stone beers; very good, but not something I would be interested in all the time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2011
Pours clear reddish brown with a thin tan head. Sweet, complex aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, and citrus and pine hops. The hops take over on the palate. The sharp bitterness of the citrus hops is balanced very nicely with loads of sugary malt. The alcohol shows through on the bitter finish. This is a very big beer that makes even its smaller brother seem timid by comparison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber color with a strong floral aroma. Complex flavor on the palate of juniper, apricots with a syrupy mouth feel. The alcohol is cleverly concealed behind the wall of complexity.


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