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RATINGS: 2627   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 17, 2007
Pours a darkish orangy-red, slightly hazy, with a medium-small head persistent with very fine bubbles. Smells of caramel and hop resin. Reminds me very much of the smell that assaults you as soon as you step into the Stone brewery. Tastes of thick chewy malts and sweet fruits; raspberries and blueberries laced with chocolate. .. good bitterness throughout. Mouth feel is also thick and somewhat sticky.The hop bitterness stays with you throughout the alcohol burn, but doesn’t quite manage to suppress it, which can only be expected at 10%.


3.6
LouisP (493) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017
Un biere bruneâtre, aux reflets roux, avec peu de carbonatation et peu d’effervescence. Ca sent le sucre d’orge, le caramel, bref, c’est sucré et malté. En bouche, ca ressemble beaucoup à un vin d’orge à l’américaine, avec une certaine amertume poignante, ainsi qu’un goût assez malté, assez alcoolisé. L’alcool enlève peut-être un peu de complexité à la bière. Je l’aime pas autant que l’arrogant standard. Manque de profondeur.

2.3
dorain (293) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2017
Version 2015 vom Fass im Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-11 getrunken. Ok bei dem schlagen die Bitternoten im Mund nicht gleich die Zähne aus wie ich es von dem einfachen Bastard kenne. Gut gemacht, aber mehr als paar kleine Schlückchen werden es hier lieber nicht.

3.4
stantheman (1050) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2017
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A medium amber beer with a bit of white head. Not much nose on this paddle sample. A bit of fruit and plenty of grainy malt. 3.4

4
handmuffin (38) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottled on 10/14/15. Served from 22oz bottle into glass at home. Pours deep amber red in color, medium high clarity, with a tan colored head. The head quickly diminishes to a a thin ring of bubbles on the glass. Legs visible when agitated. Assertive aroma, sweet caramel malt and lots of alcohol, resulting in a preserved fruit character. Some fruitiness that may be alcoholic esters or hops. Flavor is more malt with lots of alcohol and high hoppy bitterness. The body is full, almost chewy, medium low carbonation with a decidedly dry finish. Even with all the alcohol aroma and flavor there is little heat detectable at the finish. Overall this beer lacks the hop character expected, but that is most likely due to the age of the bottle. It comes off as an aggressively bitter American barleywine and really is an amped-up version of the original.

3.9
mieszal92 (232) - Gliwice, POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours with perfect head, some sedimentary particles floating in, I forgive. Quintessence of delicate, affordable caramel. Honey, delicate note of baltic porter, vanila, coconut, little alcohol. Mouth and palate: dense, oily, average carbonation, vulgar alcohol. Good, but not worthy these 50-sth zł. in Poland.

4
Cybuch (391) - Muszyna, POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
W aromacie karmel ale tak jak w zwyklym bastardzie jest on baza calego piwa, jest fajny. Do tego sok z cytryny. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, plywaja w nim nieapetyczne paprochy. Piana ladna, drobna, utrzymujaca sie. W smaku geste, jest tez karmelowe. Alkohol lekko wyczuwalny, lekko szczypie w przelyk. Goryczka konkretna, fajnie cytrusowa. Wysycenie srednie. Bardzo fajne piwo, nazwa bastard bardzo do niego pasuje.

3.8
brnandersen (3905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2017 Draught at Bootleggers Craft Beer Bar. Clear, amber colour with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, fruits, grasses, rich greasy malts, citrus, roasted notes, ripe fruits, faint liquorice. Taste is bitter. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting bitter with an aggressive hops bite. Big, fat vulgar - American. Maybe even outdated?

3.4
Inbreak (6025) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2017
26.05.2017, tap @ Apollon:
Nice light amber slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet concentrated grassy, sugar, sap, minerals, grass, caramel malts, leafs, hops, hay, alcohol, moss, citrus peel. Taste is sweet concentrated grassy, leafs, sap, sugar, wet grass, wet hops, minerals, hay, bark, alcohol, "knekk", citrus peel, moss. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry and harsh grassy mouthfeel. Nice enough.

4.2
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle at home in front of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Pours a very attractive deep Red/Amber with a cream coloured head. Quite intense aroma of toffee with perhaps a little pine on the edges. Flavour is extremely in your face. Caramel and booze. First impression is sweet but thaat quickly subsides to bitter. The booze has an immediate warming effect on your chest. A huge beer with a lot going on. Very enjoyable.

4
GlennHendry (458) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Big toffee blast on the nose. Caramel, dark fruit (plum; maybe a bit of figgy pudding too), and more toffee. Piney hops, roasted malts. Excellent sipper.


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