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RATINGS: 2626   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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. íCourse thereís 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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4.4
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 22oz bottle. Iím 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.

4.3
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Best "barley wine" ever. Deep red color with creamy off white/tan head. The taste was very robust and very enjoyable. Awesome ABV. I wish I could promote this beer more, a new favorite. Wish it was more readily available.

4.9
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2003
This is just plain a WONDERFUL beer! Huge hop nose! Massive body, great alcholic warmth, yet well balanced by hoppy flavors. Truly the most arrogant beer around!

3.4
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Pours hazy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma is cookies and carmel, heavy grapefruit, and lightly of broth and hints of vinilla. Flavor starts well balanced and moderate, nice malt backbone, carmel and dark fruit, with grapefruit juice again. Alcohol warming in the finish. Medium to full bodied, creamy and a bit oily, lively carbonated.

4
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.

4.2
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2008
1pt 6oz single from 6-Pack & Subs, Lancaster, PA...pours hazy deep amber, small off-white head...sweet smell of malts, dark fruits (bit of a musty smell as it warms)...flavor of raisins, licorice, hops, alcohol (grape juice as it warms)...smooth mouthfeel...lots going on here...to me, not as good as the AB and OAB (havenít had the ODB yet) but still, really good.

4.1
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
pours a lovely dark mahogany with a white head. has a very robust sweet smell of malt and hops. The taste is very malt forward but then the hops hit you. has a very bitter finish that lingers.

3.9
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.

3.8
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

4.1
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2004
04í 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. Iíd actually like more hop character to come through, but thatís just me. A very nice malt profile and very well integrated with enough hop bitterness to back it up. I hope Iím worthy enough to enjoy it.


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