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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Dark, almost opaque body topped off with light brown head. The aroma of caramel was the most dominant with a light orange scent. The flavor was a great combination of the hoppy citrus flavors that we expect from Amer. Strong Ales. There was a lot of lime, orange, and the tartness of grapefruit. On tap at Tria, Philadelphia.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Well, well, well. I just bought a selection of Stone Beers and it would be an understatement to say I was highly anticipating the new experiences I was about to have. I had to dive straight in at the Double Bastard, as it was the original Arrogant Bastard that blew me away in the first place. Appearance is just lovely. Copper, amber glow, rust, and at times just red in appearance, with an off-white/tan head that has rapidly shrunk, lazy carbonation just about struggles to the surface. The aroma is very inviting, mellow but definite hops, good soft malt with abundant fruitiness backed up with ripe strawberries, an aroma similar to damp or wet concrete, orange zest and assorted citrus notes and caramel. Well the flavour is intense but remains balanced, both the alcohol and hops get you at the back of the throat rather than clogging up your palate. Theres something almost wine like about the beer, not vinous but it reminds me of the beer equivalent of a big Ozzy Shiraz, thick, dense and complex. The malts ooze over your tongue hiding inside a deceptive bitterness that unleashes itself at the last moment with an almost earthy feel to it. The hops are floral, perfumed and very tasty, there is an acridness to them but not a soapiness, and the acrid nature is not too full on as its contained deep within a coating of thick semi-sweet caramel malt. The flavour is so big Im almost at a loss to pick it apart, I almost dont even want too. Its like an experience, you have to try it to really understand it. The beer itself is somewhere between a barley wine and a double IPA, although leans more to the latter. Im going to shut up now because I dont think I have the vocabulary or even desire to capture this beast, its like meeting a wild Lion, you just have to be thankful you walked away intact, you wouldnt want to cage such a beautiful monster, allow it to be wild, untamed try not to pin it down too much or the magic is lost. Just one thing though, the palate is to die for, its like thick velvet caressing and coating your tongue and warming your throat. The only draw back is the slightly untamed alcohol which does ride quite high in the mix, but as the bottle warns: only fools dare, so I cant complain. Stone are truly Demons among men, and Im beginning to love them for it.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 Dark fruit aroma. Dark amber appearance. The 11.2 ABV is completely masked in taste. Very good high gravity beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Served from bottle into a Spaten Mug. Poured a nice amber color with a one-finger off-white head. The aroma was comprised of slight hops with subtle malty notes. This brew was big on flavor with nice malt, nutty, and a small amount of hops with a nice crisp flavor upon swallowing. It also had a nice medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Maintained very nice lacing throughout. Overall this is an awesome beer from Stone. Then again, this shouldnt be a surprise. Brew is similar to the Arrogant Bastard in my opinion but has a lot more complex flavors and aromas. I will definitely be buying more once I get the chance locally.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 The sweet caramel aroma hit me in the face from a foot away. Very strong, and the flavor doesnt disappoint. Textured malts a plenty, with some hops, although not as much as I expected form Stone. Extremely well balanced. Detectable alcohol, although not too much for 10%. After two I was smiling and couldnt stop. I tried. I had one a year ago that was good, and then bought two today from a local beer shop (The Bottle Shoppe, Bellingham, WA) that had been cellared for a year. Aged very, very well.......Highly recommended!!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2008
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with frothy white head. Aromas of piney hops, some caramel malts, and brown sugar. Taste is big. This is definetely the big brother to the arrogant bastard or at least his evil twin. Big hops and big malts hits your taste buds. Great mouthfeel, bitter dry finish, and some warmth from the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Double Arrogant Bastard, a.k.a. Palate Destroyer. This is a very serious beer... a 10% ABV barleywine style ale. The nose is sugary, featuring some toffee scents and some slightly floral and woody notes. This thick, almost viscous ale enters with sweetness as it first touches the tongue, but then attacks the palate with an intense bitterness. Finish is long, with a sustained bitter attack. IBU around 75-80 according to the brewer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Pours a really nice deep amber color. Smell doesnt give enough away of the flavor. Taste is a very sweet, caramel malt and finishes up with a strong hop bitterness. Hops are piney and grapefruity, mouthfeel is excellent ant the bitterness is perfect. Tons of tropical fruit and citrus in this beer, nice compliment to the malt sweetness. SOOOOLIIIIIDDDD

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Fantastic molasses and brown sugar sweetness that elevates it above the standard Arrogant Bastard.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Wow, what a beer. Pours a mediun brown with small amount of lacing. Taste is sweet and hoppy with a hint of caramel. Very complex. Well done stone.


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