RATINGS: 2613   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Here we are again Stone, "Hello." What did you bring with you in that case of yours? A bounty of hops Im guessing. Really, how could you asume anything else. Stone does always say, maybe just a little more. I appreciate their bold persona and their beers. The beer is full of heady Northwestern American hops - Tomahawk, Chinook, Warrior, Cascades and alcoholic laden malt bodies, oh that oily hoppitude. The beer is a dark orange-brown color with a thick rust head. Sexual lacing along the side of the glass. Id describe this drink like handling a ram in your mouth. Its not for beginners, in fact your likely to cave in from your mouth making a unique spectacle. The beer is like a smoking hop being ground into your mouth. When along comes an alcohol medley via fortified malts. The beer is unapologetically full, oily, with soft carbonation. The finish is abruptly bitter that cools and yields to the alcohol. Rygar stone, rygar!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (4101) - 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 (2563) - 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 (481) - 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 (43) - 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 (1105) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oobawa (1088) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2017
As Ive said before, one Bastards plenty enough for me. And while I do appreciate a few of the Double Bastard variations Ive come across, I dont have much love for the original DB. Just such a wildly aggressive beer, super sweet, monstrously bitter, boozy as all hell, an assault on the palate Im not that happy to undertake again. (In fact, not sure why Ive ended up with another bottle o Double Bastard, having sworn it off at least twice before. Fuck it. Ill just blame Trump.) Anyway, the pours decent, the nose warns you of the massive malt-hop avalanche to come, but nothing really prepares you for that one-two punch of sweet toffee-caramel mixed with pure pinecone resin hops. Deep dark veins of brown sugar, maybe even a hint of white chocolate, followed by a little dried apricot, then on to the sweet, boozy, IBU-packed finish. I get why people dig this beer. I also understand why I dont. Never trust a Bastard that comes in pairs.

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