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RATINGS: 2626   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
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2009
A dark red to brown beer with little head. Aroma is strong with sweet, alcohol, & hoppy. Taste is sweet, hoppy, & a strong alcohol presence with port like qualities. Can get you drunk & is not for the weak.

3.8
Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Dak copper with a lasting off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit and caramel and plenty alcohol. Sticky sweet malty flavour with lots of citrus hop and bitterness, and again, plenty alcohol

3.8
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle pours orange/red amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, berries, cocoa, and a good dose of citrus hops. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of cherry, pine, and a touch of red licorice. Overall body is relatively malty and the hops are aggressive.

3.8
Blairgus (4536) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
10 May 2011, tap. med red orange, slightly hazy. raisiny alcohol and hops on nose. med body and fizzy. raisins or plums and bitter, astringent hop stems. hops dominate but sweet alcohol is great. neat contrast.

3.8
pinkandgeek (56) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
22 oz rocket, cellared 6 months. Pours a cloudy copper with a medium off-white head. Some lacing. Good malty character. Somewhat boozy aroma. A certain resin/hop flavor present that would have been more pleasant if cellared for 1 year or more.

3.8
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at the ACBF. Murky brown pour with almost no head. Big citrus and resinous hops with an equally heavy caramel backbone and an almost woodiness. The palate is almost identical with a big grapefruit hoppiness backed up with caramel maltiness and that little woody hint. Finish lasts days with a long bitterness and slight warming.

3.8
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2010 bottle. Pours an opaque caramel color with minimal head leaving a lasting ring. Smells is big on raisins, caramel malts, sugar and a little booze. Taste is heavy raisins, ripened and dried fruit, heavy caramel, hopsl and light booze. The taste is much lighter than one would think with the 11.2 abv. Overall, a very mature version of the original with a more known alcohol aspect.

3.8
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Had a year and a half old bottle. Simply incredible. Aged, the hops weaken down and leave more pallet for the smooth body. Not much hop aroma but the aroma that it does have is all malt and delicious. Cant beat it.

3.8
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
22oz bottle. Mildly hazy dark ruby red color, Light khaki head fading to minimal and leaving some lacing. Honestly, at 11.2%, I was fully expecting this to taste like shit. I’m pleasantly surprised. First impression I get is a nice, creamy, woody aroma. Peppery aftertaste. I like the resin flavor that the hops provides. Really complex, I keep discovering new impressions with every sip... Gets better as you go. Of course, alcohol warmth all the way through, but there is no bite or burn - it actually works pretty well, as long as your sipping. The palate is great, too - texture isn’t too syrupy, and the carbonation is subtle but present. Just enough so that it goes down smooth. Taste is a mix of bitter, little sweet, and mild warmth. A strong one that manages to not taste awful.

3.8
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle kindly shared by Plovmand thanks body.. ;) Pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruity hops and a hint of peach pine and alcohol. Flavour is sweet caramel, fruity hops, peach and pine with a long strong bitter after taste..


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