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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2006
Despite supposedly being more "evil" than its smaller brother, it is actually much more balanced and better, even if the hops are more assertive. Big thick malty palate that is right at the line between being nice and being syrupy. Loads of American hop aroma and taste, well balanced by carame;ly malt flavors. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
tangy candy like nose, almost peach nose. This has a massive malty sweetness. it has a hint of caramel. The bottom line is this just haves a lot of malt. There is a bitterness at the end but it is not as aggressive as I thought this was going to be. It iis actually more balanced than regular Arrogant Bastard. I actually like it more than the original.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2004
04 vintage-Such an interesting beer. I used to think it was an Imperial IPA, but it really is an American Strong or Stock ale, so its correctly identified here. Id actually like more hop character to come through, but thats just me. A very nice malt profile and very well integrated with enough hop bitterness to back it up. I hope Im worthy enough to enjoy it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (195) - - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a nice ruby red with a large off white head that lasts long with good lacing. Very nice balance for an 11.2% beer. A little unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Not bad. Cant drink more than 2. Plum citrus and alcohol aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Dark amber pour with small head and sticky lace. Astringent aroma. Definite alcohol presence. Good, but not a 100 percentile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Double Bastard. You evil fucking cunt. Its a hop monster, its a malt monster... its a little sweet, but then it kicks you in the junk for calling it sweet. I love this fucking beer. This is a tough bomber.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Stone is celebrating 10 years of the Double Bastard and I was fortunate enough to have the current vintage (2009) on draft at a local beer bar. Much appreciated treat for myself. Beer was clear and brown. Formed a thin white head (slightly yellowish bubbles) and has low carbonation. Lacing is high, its an attractive beer. The aroma is primarily hops and malt. There is some detectable alcohol in the nose, but its not solvent-like at all. Beer is surprisingly smooth, really high bitterness at the back of the mouth, a little (less than I expected) sweetness at the front. Sweetness in the front is primarily malt based syrup flavor. Its good. There is some alcohol in the midpalate but its not bad and is well balanced by the high hop bitterness in the back. Drinkability is fine, not high, couldnt pound this beer, Mouthfeel is good, nice connectivity throughout the beer, good body, not thin or too thick. Beer gets a little dry after a few drinks but thats OK. A really nice beer. Whenever I drink a beer like this I wonder how it will age. This is one of those strong ales that I bet would get sweeter with time as the hops fell back and the alcohol warmness mellowed. Serving type: on-tap

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Inviting sweet (slightly citrus?) aroma. Finish seems hoppier, more bitter than Arrogant Bastard. Great carbonation in the bottle I got. Definitely hugely alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bomber...poured into pint glass, nicely hoppy, great looking beer, a bit boozy definitely a sipper and shouldnt be enjoyed at too cool a temperature

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
The aroma is somewhat malty, faintly fruity. I would testify in court that there is a Tootsie roll in here somewhere. Peanut hued head is fluffy for awhile and then settles a bit. Laces slide back into the lightly foggy amber brew. The flavor is vibrant with roasty malt and bitter hops, the two forces tangling fiercely with neither winning out in the end. The palate is assaulted with the brews thick oily-ness, but lets be honest, it was asking for it. Brilliantly fun and tasty ale with a mighty punch.


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