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RATINGS: 2605   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 2003 bottle of tasty Stone brew. It's kinda like a cross between Arrogant Bastard and Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot. As others mentioned, it is very much like a barleywine. This beer seems to be a bit lighter on the hops than its little brother... Either that, or I'm just getting used to it. Seems to taste and smell better than regular AB. More sugar, more alcohol, less hop bite and bitterness. This evil bastard seems blasphemous as it fornicates with my innocent Rochefort Trappist glass. Well-masked alcohol flavor that's backed up by spicy aroma of delicious hops and citrusy fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2005
Cellar Temp. Aroma is cinnamon and cherries. Thick full, complex flavor. Big punch of alcohol swampl;s everthing in the finish, but no burn. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
A lot more malt flavor than I was expecting. Great hops though. A little thick for me as well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Nice deep red pour. Toffee, caramel, and nice toasted malt notes on the nose and palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2010
One mother bruiser of a beer. Solid aroma on the pour highlighted by bright citrus and freshly baked bread. Beautiful ruby coloured body with a velvety tan head. Sweet and warming up front featuring citrus and pine hops backed by caramel malts. The mouth is very full and filling. Bitter, bitter, bitter finish! As it warms, the ABV becomes more prominent and the background flavours of anise and whiskey cask present themselves. This is a sipper from start to finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
horto008 (185) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Wow. Without question the strongest, angriest, beer Ive ever tasted. I had been waiting on this one for a while since Im from a backward state when it comes to "malted beverages." Its piney, citrus-y, hoppy, bitter, and was thoroughly enjoyed with a bowl of chili (the first time). Color was deep gold, head was light and dissipated moderately. Even as an IPA lover, this one wouldnt be a daily drinker -- more of a special occasion one to pull out.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Finally got my hands on some! Pours dark brown with a ruby tint when held to light. Faint off whit to brown head that disappeared quickly. NIce carmel smell with mild cirtus raisins pine and hop aroma. Flavor had chocolate , molasses hop flavor , light cherry , and some vanilla flavors. very impressed with this brew! And the price makes it even better..

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2006
excellent beer the alcohol is very present and has a devastating effect. not for the faint of heart. Very pleasantly bitter aftertaste, not unlike Campari, but not as sweet strong hop presence

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a brown, copper-red liquid light can penetrate with a small amount of off-white head that perfectly compliments the beer color. Head dissipates quickly, but leaves a thin film. Aroma is of sugar, some malt, molasses, and hand candy like "rocks" and circus peanuts. Flavor is of overpowering hops ending somewhat, or faintly dry. High alcohol content warms the belly and may be why that taste isn't too unpleasant. Good alternative to wine. Sampled at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2004 Split a 3 Litre bottle with some friends. One beer everyone should try. Seems more like a barleywine...


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