OK...so I popped the cap on a bomber and got hit with some serious fruit, alcohol, and floral notes. Very strong aroma from the bottle. Nice off-white head, cloudy redish brown beer. To-be-honest, it really didnt’ taste like an 11+% ale, at least not in the beginning. As it warmed up, I started to taste more ABV, hints of wood, hops, and citrus. Very tasty, but it seems a bit over-rated IMO. Nonetheless, a very nice strong ale. tasted @ 55°F.
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: this beer doesn’t have Stone in front of the name by explicit request from the brewer.]