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RATINGS: 2605   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thegingerkid (11) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Holy crap!!! This one is not for rookies it starts out on the malty side than bitch slaps you with an awesome hop bitterness. Seems to mellow as it reaches room temp. The 2012 model comes in at 11.2% abv so this is no session beer no sir. The complex mix of flavors will blow your mind. I highly reccomend picking one of these up as the tempatures start to dip.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (1058) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2017
Kzepes, tarts hab, barna szn. Karamelles, gymlcss illat, picit fűszeres. Karamell, kandis cukor, aszalt gymlcsk rezhetőek az zben, nmi fűszeres felhanggal. Erősen keserű, nagy testtel, kzepes sznsavtartalommal. Intenzv zvilg sr, egy picit sok a karamell.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oobawa (991) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2017
As Ive said before, one Bastards plenty enough for me. And while I do appreciate a few of the Double Bastard variations Ive come across, I dont have much love for the original DB. Just such a wildly aggressive beer, super sweet, monstrously bitter, boozy as all hell, an assault on the palate Im not that happy to undertake again. (In fact, not sure why Ive ended up with another bottle o Double Bastard, having sworn it off at least twice before. Fuck it. Ill just blame Trump.) Anyway, the pours decent, the nose warns you of the massive malt-hop avalanche to come, but nothing really prepares you for that one-two punch of sweet toffee-caramel mixed with pure pinecone resin hops. Deep dark veins of brown sugar, maybe even a hint of white chocolate, followed by a little dried apricot, then on to the sweet, boozy, IBU-packed finish. I get why people dig this beer. I also understand why I dont. Never trust a Bastard that comes in pairs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2017
650ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep reddish-amber colour with one finger of head. Aromas of caramel and dark cherries. Taste matches the aroma with a IPA style dry and hoppy finish. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. High alcohol level is concealed well. Interesting brew. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11229) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours hazy deep amber with a beige head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol, citrus, orange and pine. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long malty, caramel, orange, citrus and piney finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hub66 (450) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Couleur ambrée foncée; mousse beige; arômes et goût maltés et fruités; alcool bien présent; finale très amère ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (440) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
It pours murky ruby with crimson tinges; the head is tan and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: grapefruit pith, fresh cut grass, pine resin, celery, toffee, alcohol, pepper, and licorice. The taste is lightly sweet that finishes fucking bitter.The palate is full bodied, and slightly sticky; the carbonation is medium; the finish is long and bitter. Overall, this beer is pretty dang American - insert edgy political humour.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beer_queue (135) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Bottled 10/12/16. Pours hazy, dark brown with a thick, fluffy beige head. Tons of fruits in the aroma (dates, figs, tangerines, & plums); some floral hops in the mix as well. Flavors arrive similarly with dark fruits leading; caramel & hops following behind. Actually finishes with an peppery, chalky bitterness along with booze. And that finish is the part where it falls off. Its got that medicinal (Theraflu) bitterness. Aftertaste is harsh & uninviting, much like Arrogant Bastard. Warms up with less bitterness but also becomes much more astringent & solvent-like with booze. It aint a drain pour but certainly not the best in its price range either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtificialCyst (952) - Szczecin, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle from Elysium. Aroma: Nice caramel, dried fruits and American hops, very intensive and rich. Appearance: Brownish body with low head. Taste: Sweet and bitter, lots of caramel, dried fruit, hoppy notes, very high short biterness. Palate: Semi-dry finish, high body, low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hamtaro (12) - - JAN 15, 2017
I thought it will be better.. what I remember the most was the taste of alcohol.. I bought it for bitterness but I was disappointed

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1338) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
650ml bottle from Elizabeth Station at Ilyas. Bottled on 2016-10-13. Pours an opaque copper with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, candied citruses, sweet. Taste is the same. Moderate bitterness, low to moderaye sweetness. Hoppy and boozy bitterness aftertaste. Good stuff.


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