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Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut | Arrogant Consortia

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3.56/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Consortia
California, United States
arrogantconsortia.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in scotch whisky barrels.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
171
pDev:
25.84%
 
 
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2
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of jgunther71
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
1.48/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Shiny dark copper-red with a soft tan froth.

The woody peat is chock full of rubber bands and burnt plastic, and these sickening components are so potent they are able to push the caramel and extremely prominent burnt pine of other Bastards way in the background. I don't know what it is about Scotch having such a powerful influence in beer, but it's way more potent and forward in beer than it ever becomes in actual Scotch, and this is nothing but a blaring foghorn of an example of that.

The moderate body is frothy soft, though, with only a slight heat, surprisingly, and a semi-dry finish.

An absolute atrocity to all things beer, this is easily the wort of the Bastard series, which is already a tough competition for the bottom of the barrel.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 release aged 2 years:
L - Opaque amber/copper leaning more towards brown with a medium tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly but leaves behind some nice lacing.
S - Malt and whiskey as well as...maybe some aldehydes, rubber, and peat which honestly is somewhat off-putting to me personally - however, some might find this very good.
T - Complex: Notes of rich malt and barely followed by piney, bitter hops, intermixed with notes of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, earth (incredibly peaty), and oh there's the whiskey profile - rubber, leather, woody, "peaty as hell" as per Arrogant Bastard perfectly sums up the whiskey flavor profile. Some smokiness as well. The 13% alcohol content is hidden very well.
F - Medium to full bodied with a light amount of carbonation - somewhat sticky
O - This is definitely not one of my favorites from Arrogant Bastard...by far. That said, it is not as bad of a beer as the reviews and ratings might lead you to believe. This is an incredibly complex beer with a nice flavor profile that builds on the amazing flavor of double bastard - however, if you are not a fan of scotch whiskey then you absolutely will not enjoy this beer - as the tagline on the bottle states, "peaty as hell". If you're a fan of anything Arrogant Bastard has put out and are lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle, I'd absolutely say go for it, but just temper your expectations if you are not a fan of scotch.

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Photo of MykeJ
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into snifter. A dark copper and ruby liquid fills my snifter with a 1.5 finger light tan head that dissipates quickly, but is present around the edge. Nice webbed lacing. Like scotch??? The aroma is loaded with it. Very peaty, smoky oak, with caramel malts peaking through some tobacco. Flavor starts off with heavy peat, tobacco, with a smoky meatiness along with the oak and caramel malts. It is in your face. Feel is a bit light, but on par for a strong ale, and it has decent carbonation. I'm not a huge scotch fan, but this beer came together nicely after some age.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ptarmigan98
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This takes getting used to. Very strong peat smell and smoke flavor. Liked it more the second night than the first as I downed a growler.

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Photo of atlandy
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very peaty smoky beer which is why ratings are low I assume. This is clearly for scotch drinkers, otherwise I wouldn't bother. Decent beer overall IF you like scotch

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Photo of CPAles
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: It is extremely clear and slightly dark amber with good head retention.

Smell: There is aroma has a moderate amount of smoke and whiskey. It is also a bit medicinal as well.

Taste: The flavors are well smoke with a bacon flavor as well. There are also flavors of plums and background notes of whiskey.

Feel: It has a full body, but not chewy. The smoke and bacon last long into the finish.

Overall, it is a bit much on the smoke, which I like, but many of the other flavors that are the hallmark of arrogant bastard are missing.

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Photo of WynnO
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Laceyface
2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Not for he faint of heart. Have recently found out that I am in fact faint of heart.

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Photo of mactrail
2.82/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Handsome coppery red-brown color, clear in the chalice. Some foam to start but it dissipates maybe not into an actual oily sheen, but it feels like that in the mouth. The smell is the smokiest I've ever encountered in a beer. Hot with alcohol, of course, and worse as the carbonation evaporates.

The peat is so intense it has a plastic over-smoked taste. Then, apparently deciding that the peat wasn't enough, they dosed it with more pungent wood smoke. And to finish, like everything in this breed, an abrasive bitterness. This is at least interesting with all the fruity smoke but it's too close to the ash tray for me. From the decently priced 22 oz bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 10/14/16, had 2/17/17.

Pours a clear, fairly dark amber, with a one inch foamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Active carbonation. Looks pretty good. Aromas of malt, caramel, smoke, peat, some whiskey, light chocolate and cherry, oak, raisins, tobacco, light pine, dates. The taste also leads with the malt, then whiskey, caramel, oak, peat, burnt wood, tobacco, a little dirt, some vanilla and pine, raisins. A medium level of hop bitterness midway through the finish. Smooth, a strong medium body, well- carbonated.

Hey! I really like this! I hear all the negatives and I get it, but for me, this is bursting with aroma and flavor. The Islay scotch whiskey barrels are amazing and offer up a much different flavor than we get from other barrel aged beers. This is also the first beer I've had where tobacco was a solid presence and not a stretch.... Will let my other bottle sit for a long time, should be fun. And to boot, this was one of the best values ever, crazy cheap for what it is.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 10/14/16. Pours a reddish brown color with very little head. No lacing. The aroma is smokey and peaty as hell. The tastes is filled with char and peat, as expected. Earthy with some toffee, malts, caramel, and smoke. Smokey, peaty finish. This beer is certainly Scotch forward, as advertised. Very little carbonation with a thick mouthfeel. It's boozey, of course, but I wouldn't have thought the ABV was 13%. I like Double Bastard but I'm not getting much of it in this due to the barrel. Still an interesting beer that I'm glad I tried.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smoke bomb from the Islay barrel aging is in your face and if you're a fan of party scotch you'll definitely appreciate this offering. 13% is incredibly well hidden, an absolute gem IMO and well worth seeking out.

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Photo of rickrem
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottled 8 months ago. This could probably sit a year or two? Would be interesting to see what would develop.

Deep amber in color with light tan head and light lacing.

Aroma is oak and smoke.

Taste (and yes, everybody's is different) is like it smells. Peaty scotch, Lapsang Souchong tea, some Mezcals . . . .If you like them, this is it. For some, it might be a bit unbearable. Charred oak, caramel and a slight bitterness. You get just a bit of the heat without too much of the 'booziness' you might expect from the ABV and whiskey.

Mouthfeel is fairly thick but not syrupy. Appropriate far this type.

Since this was released in the fall, it certainly would be awesome sitting by a fire on a cold winter night. It's now almost summer with and a pepperoni pizza is kind of nice.

Certainly not for everyone as are peaty scotches and mezcals, but I'm liking it.

Mouth

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Photo of ADTaber
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dro7
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

aroma is peat and smoke, just like a Islay whisky. Palate is very very aggressive! Very malty yet bitter but not in an IPA or stout way, and malty at the same time. You can definitely tell that it is aged in Islay whisky casks due the the heavy smoke and peat influences

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Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut from Arrogant Consortia
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 171 ratings