RATINGS: 2614   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
My sort of 6 months aged one from 2012... Also what is this picture that shows glassware? But I digress... A: Nothing special here. Smooth, subtle floral note. some malt. like an IPA. I thought this was an IPA? Or can an aged IPA turn into an american strong ale? I dunno... smells fine but nothing special. A: Appearance is solid. Pours thick and semi hazy. Nice golden bubble head. T: Some hops, a tinge of malt. Huge alcohol note. Some more earthy notes in there as well. Seems a bit unbalanced. Alcohol is too powerful relative to the rest of the beer. P: Minor flavor development is overpowered by alcohol. Overall this is way different than when I had it on tap. It was amazing on tap and from the bottle this is pretty meh. Certainly not bad but it turns into a bit of a boozy mess, losing the hop balanced of the first one of these I had. A lot more earthy flavors come through with the bottle where on tap it was more floral and citrusy. It was interesting to see the differences aging brought but in this case if was for the worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dambor (619) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 28, 2017
Pours ruby red with medium head. Aroma: caramel aroma nicely counterbalanced with hops. Taste: caramel, dried fruit and lots of hops. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (4103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle (2016) - 22oz. Dark copper body with a thick, off-white frothy head. Robust, well-balanced, complex malty/hoppy aroma with cinnamon, fruity, maple syrup, and spicy hints. Alcool is subtle. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries woody, barley sugar, and cinnamon notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming bittersweet finish. Fantastic winter warmer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (1105) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma is of toffee, treacle, dark fruits, figs, raisins, blackcurrant, plum. Taste is of toffee, plum, currants, raisins, brown sugar, red berries, maple syrup. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2567) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2017
clear in the first glass, opalescent with a lot of sediment in the second one, mahogany colour, one inch dense yellowish head; aroma of intensive pine resin, caramel, biscuit notes, raisins soaked in liqueur and alcohol; bittersweet taste with tons of resiny hops, syrupy-caramel notes, raisins, maybe other dried fruits and slome spicy alcohol; great strong ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (1183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. I remember my first original arrogant bastard. I was drinking with ratebeer scholar Helsdon -- hey man, we should grab a beer! -- at the Indie Ale House in the Junction & he was marvelling at how the beer was swallowing our taste buds, like a greedy black hole. (Every beer we sampled after this was damaged by the liver bile remnants of the bastard). This version adds to that deep, dark taste bud erosion experience. Big suckerpunch of sugared malts to the mouth, with a deep & rich cough syrup hop bitterness beneath the sweetness. The booze is sloppy & heavy & embarrassing, like a drunk step-mother falling down the stairs during a family get together. Hard to love this. Hard to ignore it. Try it once & try not to notice the cough syrup after reading my review.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
argeru (91) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2017
2014 bottle, 22oz; Dark grainy amber, minimal head; Got carried away with stuff so forgot to write this part; Fantastic brew, full of intrigue and surprise, charisma and character...all with an aged expression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (482) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2017
bomber pours dark amber off white head aroma is booze and citrus taste is the same dry finish with a sweet malt flavor added

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (5273) - Snderborg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2017
Draught @ Fox & Hounds, Snderborg. Pours slightly hazy ruby with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit, hops and yeast, with booze in the long nose. Bitter flavour of hops and alcohol, with fruity an malty notes and touches of grass. Bitter, boozy and estery aftertaste. Bormally I am not fond of boozy bastards but this one is good :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Westy1130 (46) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Pours a beautiful amber color with a boozy floral scent. Extremely hoppy and bitter on the palate at first, followed by a sweet malty aftertaste. Definitely not for the novice beer drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (1107) - 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.

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