RATINGS: 2541   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 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bomber to glass mug. Pours a redish amber, with a small, but thick tan head. Great hop notes of citrus & pine, but offset by a strong malt backbone. The ABV is covered nicely. Great mouthfeel.

Iznogud (4125) - CROATIA - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle, 650 ml, courtesy of Max. shared with him, Simon and JFK10000. Pours amber with medium off-white head. Fruity, hops, pine, citrus, caramel, bit nutty, bit warming, sweet, bitterness in finish. Medium to full bodied. Very nice, didin't expect it to be this good.

explosivedog (1512) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 On tap at Galbraith's. Pours red brown. Caramel, strawberry, brandy cherry, toffee, pepper, apple. Big body. Delicious.

pawos (274) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 9, 2017
Kolor ciemnobrunatny, opalizujący. W aromacie dużo karmelu, ciastek, toffi, suszonych śliwek. Piwo bardzo pełne. Słodkie, oblepiające, karmelowe. Goryczka wyraźna i nieco przeszkadzająca. Wyczuwalny alkohol

Frothmeister (827) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours a clear copper hue with a one finger with a beige head. On the nose, lots of barley wine like notes, resinous hops up front, heavy caramel malts, tropical fruit underneath, and a note that is almost like vanilla cake. Lighter bodied than expected, but sweet with some alcohol burn, resinous notes, sweet caramel malt, with mineral hopping that heads into bitterness over burnt sugar, a faint floral note, lots of eucalyptus, and the faintest hit of coffee. It definitely seems more barley wine than anything, but I have few complaints. BOOM to the taste buds!

LouisP (574) - 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.

dorain (519) - 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.

stantheman (1098) - 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

handmuffin (40) - 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.

mieszal92 (371) - 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.

Cybuch (523) - 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.

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