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RATINGS: 2539   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 there’s 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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3.4
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bomber...poured into pint glass, nicely hoppy, great looking beer, a bit boozy definitely a sipper and shouldn’t be enjoyed at too cool a temperature

3.8
aaronbr (189) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
"Strong" ale is right! This one’s 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.

4.3
uvajed (188) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Wow, what an ale! I generally enjoy Stone products a great deal, and my first encounter with the infamous Double Bastard was definitely satisfying. If you like strong, "hopped up" ales, you must try this once. Their label's blatant arrogance is justly backed-up by the quality of the bottle's contents. This is one wonderful, delicious, fun beer. The alcohol is omnipresent, as is the hoppiness that softens up a bit as you sip and allow the beer to warm up a little. I've tried this one several times now, and keep wanting to try it a little warmer than frigid, but I'm always too impatient to let it sit unrefrigerated.

4.3
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.

4.7
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 11, 2009
This is a very, very good brew! Excellent aroma and flavor! Pours a nice amber color with a whitish head. Al lot smoother than I was expecting. A definite must try!

4.2
horto008 (187) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Wow. Without question the strongest, angriest, beer I’ve ever tasted. I had been waiting on this one for a while since I’m from a backward state when it comes to "malted beverages." It’s 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 wouldn’t be a daily drinker -- more of a special occasion one to pull out.

3.6
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.

3.9
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
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.

3.9
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.


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