RATINGS: 2597   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 (417) - 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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1165) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (323) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Bomber. Delicious malty, hoppy aroma. Beautiful copper color, white head that lingers for a while. Little lacing, but understandable given alcohol content. Smooth hop flavor. Bitter aftertaste but pleasant. Full bodied. Overall a delicious beer, but strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1570) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 3, 2017
Hazy, deep amber to red colored, medium- beige creamy head, nice lasting. Aroma is of caramel, malt, dried fruits, some hard candy, orange, floral and citrus hops. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, orange hard candy, dried fruit, light chocolate, floral, citrus and fruity moderate notes, medium+ bitterness, dry finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily-sticky. Probably waited too long to get the most out of it but still very nice! (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1113) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Tap at brewery in Escondido. 2004 version. Murky light mahogany with medium white head. Aroma is raisin, alcohol, and sweet feel. Sharp bite of sugar, alcohol, raisin, some tartness. Powerful beer with good complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (747) - POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Potężne i absorbujące. Nawet nie wiem czy to się przyjemnie pije, ale to piwo robi kolosalne wrażenie. Potęga słodowej bazy, potęga chmielowych aromatw i potęga monstrualnej goryczki. Zupełnie niezbalansowane ale w tym szaleństwie jest metoda - z chęcią skosztowałbym jakiegoś barrel ageda :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlong1965 (12) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Huge malty beer with the hops to back it up. Pine and pepper with malt no roast but a tad breads and toast. Great rich mouthfeel and an everlasting malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1191) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2016
Brown colour, off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, nuts, booze, berries. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to acerage carbonation. A bit boozy. Celebrating quiting my job today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2638) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2016
Botella . @Seor Lpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Frikicata Gijn 24/01/2015. Color

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5376) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2016
Medium dark amber. Massive caramel, grapefruit, candied apples, cherries, mildly sweet. Big fully body tons of hops and tons of malt with great caramel malt backbone. Smooth. Alcohol well hidden. Perfectly balanced and perfect American strong ale. Good bitter finish.

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