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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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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.

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.

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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Pours a hazy copper creamy white head, aroma is toasted bread and some caramel, low hop aroma. Taste has lots of rich breast malty some pumpernickel and some caramel, medium to low bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Reminds me a lot of a doppelbock. Medium body medium carbonation.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
2006 bottle. Color is a nice gleaming dark red. Pretty nice looking with a little creamy toffee colored head. The aroma is of course similar to arrogant bastard...but on steroids. Aroma of sweet syrupy candied apples, sweet malts, and not much hop aroma to speak of at all. The taste i very smooth upfront with malty sweetness coming through, followed by an almost over the top bitterness for a strong ale...but it works well for this beer. I wouldnt mind trying an older bottle to see if the malt shines through over the bitterness after a couple years. Good stuff!!!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brstp (201) - - MAR 1, 2007
2006 bomber. Almost opaque ruby brown color, lasting khaki head. Strong aroma that I could smell from a yard away of wheat, brown sugar, strawberry, lots of stuff -- insert aroma here, this beer probably had it. Bracing bitterness the whole way through but also extremely smooth and drinkable. Starts sweet before the "punishing" (sorry Stone, it aint that bad) attack on the palate. Taste of berries, brown sugar, creamy mouthfeel. Awesome beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 22oz bottle. Im not the biggest AB fan, but the Double is great. Pours reddish-brown with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, vanilla. Taste is similar but sweeter, maltier, bigger; not overwhelmingly bitter at all. Very well-balanced. The abv definitely gets you, though.


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