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RATINGS: 2612   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Fresh 2006 bottle. Looks nice... clear ruby color with thick off-white head. This beer certainly is punishing on the palatte... I find it way too over-hopped. Aroma contains mostly piney hops but some caramel and vanilla malt character. The flavor, however, is completely unbalanced towards the bitter piney hops. Palette is soapy and sticky and alcohol content is very noticeable. Not sure why this is a 100th percentile beer... maybe its better aged.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2008
This was a bastard of a beer like the name implies, with a hilarious message on the bottle. It had a strong bitter finish, even more then its "little brother" the Arrogant Bastard Ale. It was enjoyable, but not for the faint of heart.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2012 vintage. Great aromas of caramel malt, sweet bread and alcohol. Flavors similar. Perfect bitter hop balance. This year seems smoother than others recently. So good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewballs (215) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
I am not in love with Stones Brew. Often than not they can have too much hop when it would be best to play up the floral aspects. Their smoked porter was too literal and therefore lost me. I did enjoy their Suede. It is an America Strong Ale. Foamy head. Dark amber hue. The spices seem to be lost in the boziness of it. And the dim body does nothing to support the overwhelming taste of alcohol. It seems like with their beers they try way too hard to get a point across with a hammer when a more approachable taste would serve better. Sometimes the overstated brew is, overstated...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
pours copper, large, rocky, tan head. alcohol, citrus, flowers, caramel, toffee, apricot, mango, butterscotch, earth. very bitter, medium sweetness. full body, thick, creamy feel, soft carbonation, bitter and dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2013
aroma: honey roasted peanuts. citrusy hops. appearance: dark amber. lively carb bubbles. foamy off-white head. taste: sweet stone fruit (I know, right?) quickly balanced by bitter and floral hops, peppery alcohol notes. palate: light and dry body. creamy texture, bitter and long finish, but it can keep on finishing. DB hits hard alcohol notes but makes them tasty and complex in their own right. Whatever yeast they use, and how they treat that yeast, provides a beautiful alcohol flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
22oz bomber from a kick ass liq. store you wish you lived by... Pours a dark, clear brown/copper with highlights of dark amber and a large tan head. The aroma is strong - quite hoppy with some citrus/pine, but also very malty (lots of caramel) with a good bit of alcohol. The taste starts complex with a two-edged bitterness: a hint of roasted grains with a dark chocolate or coffee-like bitterness and a large presence of hops. The flavor is quite reminiscent of the "weaker" version - but sweeter and more alcohol. The middle of the palate detects more roasted grains, some biscuity malts, subtle touches of fruity esters, and hops. The finish isnt as long as its lowly "arrogant" brethren and is much more warming. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated (pour vigorously or swirl in glass to release it and to add creaminess to the texture) and medium- to-full in body. Overall, a good beer that is exactly what its name implies.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Ive been looking for this beer for years, and looking back its been almost 5 since I had first tried its little brother Arrogant Bastard. Im not really feeling like describing every specific little flavor in this beer...cause frankly I want to get back to drinking it. Its obviously very, very similar to Arrogant Bastard, but tastes a little smoother and with a little less bite (which is the opposite of what youd expect). Perhaps thats due to the weight of it...feels very heavy. I certainly wouldnt call it twice as good as its little brother, but a formidable beer for sure!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hiddenvariable (210) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
bottle. pours a hazy dark reddish brown, with a thin off-white head that quickly recedes to a film. smell of caramel malt, citrusy hops, dark fruits, a bit of wood, and strong alcohol. a hint of cherry in the taste, with a bit less alcohol as was in the nose, but plenty nonetheless. light spice and a touch of floral/citrus hop, as well. finishes with a bit of alcohol bitterness, and a decent sweetness to balance it. fairly full-bodied, with a good coating mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. not my favorite offering from stone. the alcohol taste nearly overwhelms what would otherwise be a pretty tasty beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottle, 2004 vintage. darker amber...thin brown head, good lacing. Full ,round, and shifting in nuances...candied dark fruits; plum, raison, dates...rum cake...flavors sharing and changing in the palate. initially the malt flavor characteristics are spotlighted, but then....the bastard lets loose the dogs of hops! going to battle to balance the malt flavors the hops give dryness, slight oilyness...piney, bitter! mmmm....It all ends with a very round very fully even slightly alcoholic end. This is a wonderful beer to drink slowly and apreciate. Really good.


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