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RATINGS: 2549   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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3.8
Scopey (15878) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog bar Aberdeen. It pours deep red-brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is gingerbread, wood, cake, spice and dark fruit. The taste is oak, leather, resin, alcohol warmth, spice, fruit cake and stewed orange citrus fruit, with a decent bitter finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced. I like it.

4
bhensonb (15841) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Very strong aromas of roasted malt, pine and perhaps citrus. Luminous mahogany color (under halogen) with a tannish head that went up and down quite quickly. Medium to full body with very smooth carbonation. The flavor starts very malty, but there is an awful lot of hop to nearly balance it. The finish is rather sweet, but the hop continues to build. There’s a lot of malt and hop, but it could stand more bitter. Heat was hardly noticeable, and didn’t interfere with the flavor.

4.1
djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2009
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a cloudy copper golden color with a large frothy light tan head that lasts awhile. Good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a sweet pine hops and citrus. The taste is a sweet caramel not as hoppy as i was expecting, alchol is present but not too overbearing. A very well done American strong ale from Stone.

3.9
Borup (15553) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
Sample from a bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, alcohol, hops, spice, dried fruit, caramel and oak.

3.4
Ratman197 (15452) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear, dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of plum, vanilla and brown sugar. Palate was light bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of sweet dark fruit with a warming bitter finish.

3.7
DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 Re-rate 2/24/10: Bottle at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Deep clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, smoky hints, some cookie-ish malt and caramel notes. Flavor is mostly bitter, hoppy, oily and resinous with some alcohol, fruits and light malty sweetness. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6



2007 bottle. Very dark amber color with a big and slowly-diminishing beige head. Juicy hoppy nose with lots of citrus and some pine and some malty, a bit cookie-ish, notes. Flavor is malty and sweet with caramel, biscuits, hints of bread and lots of hops, which are later getting intense, leading to a very bitter finish with some grapefruit and oranges and mild tongue-tickling alcohol notes. Body is quite full and the mouthfeel is oily. This one is nice! 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

4.2
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle (Thanks Puzzl) at home - club tasting. Clear red/brown - white head. malty sweetness, high hoppy, high bitterness, resin, caramel, cookies. Dryu finish. Fantastic !!

4.2
Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet toffee and caramel, not as bitter as expected, juicy pine.

4
Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottle. Good brew. Dark brown hazy hue with a average frothy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and smoky tone. Flavor is heavy with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a moderate alcohol finish.

4.1
kermis (14716) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light citrus, light floral and wood. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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