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RATINGS: 2620   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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4.2
   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.

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...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2008
Another winner from Stone. Pours a ruby red with a tan head that dissipates to a thin layer of bubbles. Aroma is caramel malt, with, of course, boatloads of hops. Flavor is a bit like Oaked AB, but I think there is a heavier malt flavor to this one. Hops are obviously American flavors... grapefruit, some pine. Im not sure what I like better, Stone beers, or the insults they print on the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2009
2007 Bottle, aged one year. Pours a dark murky reddish body with a loose off white, almost tan, head. Huge vineous alcohol scent with sweet sticky bready notes beyond what must have been a hop overload. Sensation is still hot on the pallate with lots of alcohol soak and dry puckering bitterness. It feels disorganized on my pallate like the malts are all boozed up and dont know how to act. Flavors are deep and complex with citrusy hops, caramel malts, boozey vodka like alcohol notes, and some sweet woody malts. Still not sure what to make of this one, but I know not to mess with it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
multiple glasses froma 3Liter bottle the aroma is very sweet, hoppy and has lots of oily scented citrus notes, the head is huge and tan, a very ruby copper color, the flavor was very closely to Old Guardian, very hoppy and sweet, nice and crisp but leaves a syrupy sweet coating to the tongue

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aaronbr (182) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
"Strong" ale is right! This ones full-bodied, and sort of thick feeling. Definitely packs a punch on ABV, and has a nice blend of hops and powerful malts creeping in. Nutty brown in color and taste, but with a lingering bitterness that I kind of like. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bomber from my local. Pours a rusty brown with a minimal head that recedes quickly. Aroma isnt very strong, picked up some citrusy hops but that was about it. Hops dominate this big guy but also has a nice malt backbone with a bit of pepper at the end. Lemon and alcohol linger through the finish but its not overwhelming. Good shit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2007
22oz Bottle: 2007 Release, Pours a hazy dark copper with a small but lingering tan head. The nose is sweet with some caramel but citrusy hops are very noticeable. The taste is malt driven which surprised me based on the aroma. Alcohol shows itself in the taste and finish. The mouth feel is medium to heavy. Some lingering bitterness on the finish as well. I think this beer improves with age. But I still remember more from it when it was fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2005
The angry big brother of stones arrogant bastard. Pours out dark with a good head. This beer is fairly much the same idea as arrogant with some extra alcohol taste. The taste of the alcohol seems to calm down the overwhelming taste of the brew a bit, giving it a more refined feel than arrogant.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Its better than the bastard which is saying something. Only topped by Stones standard IPA in my opinion.


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