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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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2013
Beautiful copper pour. Nice and clear with lots of tiny bubbles which rise to the thick white head. Sweet aroma of malt, fresh earth, hay, and booze. Thick mouthfeel. Flavor of sweet malt, pineapple, pine needles, grass with a giant hop punch in the mouth. Booze finish. I'm hardly worthy... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Poured into a pint glass at a local bar. Would have preferred a snifter. Aroma is fairly non distinct because of this. Pours a dark ale color. Flavor is stupendous. Malts and a caramel finish. Palate is long lasting with lots of malt and caramel. Very flavorful beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (178) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a dark red with a 1 finger off white head. Has the aroma of dark fruit and caramel, Strong flavor that follows nose with lots of malts and a booziness and heat at the end but that is not a complaint, its part of the experience. Next time I go to Illinois I will be picking up a few more bottles.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
bottle 3/17/05. Pours a very deep amber color with a large off white head. Very impressed with the nose that is filled with fruits. Very malty and extrmley hoppy. The hops are incredible and presnet in the smell and taste. The 10% alcohol cant be detected. Easily the best Stone beer that ive had but im sure they have even better for me to try.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 oh Stone, youve done it again. This is a great stronger and fuller version of arrogant bastard ale. Has similar floral aroma. with a slightly more alcohol flavor and after taste. beautiful deep amber/ cherry color. Great combo of hops and malts. only complaint is head could be longer lasting. Try this if you find it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2009
pours out murky brownish amber in color with a slow forming off white tannish head that is some what bubbly. the body is a deep mahogony some what brown amber. the aromas are in your face and i am picking up merlot grapes, roasted malts, some sugar and alcohol. there is also a decent amount of lacing forming in the glass. the taste is very smooth and reminiscent of the original brew. there is a strong comanding hoppiness all the way across the palate. it is medium bodided and a very nice amount of carbonation that has good mouth feel. and dare i say this, this brew in my opinion is a lot smoother then the original and enjoyable. i could drink this all night. also, the aftertaste is very strong and unforgiving and alcohol is very prevelent on the tongue and i feel it burn as it goes down. a really nice beer from the masters of stone brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Aromas of toffee, fruit, dough. Thick and chewy, this brew is huge. Alcohol is hidden by giant malts, toffee, caramel, white raisons, all sorts of good stuff. Overall, a little too much ass-whooping for me...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2010
A hop head I am not, but still I can appreciate the craftsmanship in this beer. It certainly was close to perfection in appearance and its nose was well balanced. Its persisting bitterness overwhelmed my palate and exhausted it quickly. It left a bitter, metallic aftertaste. Nevertheless, the bready, toasted, sweet malts made their presence known. This beer surely gets an A for sophistication.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2009
2007 bottle consumed earlier this week. Maybe Im losing my edge, but this beer was definitely not designed to be drinkable for atleast a few years. The point of this beer seems to be a beverage that just destroys your tastebuds. Tons of malt and hops....wildly out of balance. Plenty of alcohol and bitterness. Dark fruit, alcohol and hop flavor/bitterness DOMINATE the palate. Needs way more than 2 years to mellow.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abergdahl (177) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
Sweet full aroma, raisins, pours slightly hazy. Nice Amber color...very full taste, raisins, figs, leather, blood, sweat.. Extra ordinary..


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