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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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4.2
   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.

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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2007, 22 oz bomber. Pours a clear, dark orange-brown colour with a cream coloured, frothy but quickly disappearing head. When I say quickly disappearing, I mean quick!! I turned my head for a minute and it was gone when I turned back around. Aroma of pine, malts, citrus, grapefruit, nuts, hops, caramel and alcohol. I started to smell the aroma before the cap was completely off. Flavour is the same as the aroma with a tangy sort of aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2009
This beer has a sweet raspberry aroma. The flavor is malty with a light aftertaste. It has a very different flavor from the regular Arrogant Bastard.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 12, 2012
2012 Fresh from bottle. Great ruby color with nice size foamy head. Hop aromas of both citrus and pine. Mouthfeel and taste are great. Malty and hoppy without too much of either. This drinks like a fantastic American Barleywine.

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.

3.6
   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.

4.4
   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

3.8
   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.


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