Pailhead (6349) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate caramel, toffee, vanilla, mild fruit, whiskey, and a hint of smoke. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a one finger off-white head that fades to a thick film. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and fruit. The finish light-moderate aged citrus hops, vanilla, whiskey/rye, and oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, I think the Southern Charred version is far superior.
blackflag321 (621) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber, snifters. Hazy, murky. Pleasant whiskey booze aroma. Barrel aging seems to have mellowed the arrogance of the bastard.
mstrcrwly (933) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015 bottle poured into a snifter..copper pour with a medium off-white head..
aroma of booze,caramel,oak,spices..tastes like it smells..very boozy.not well
BrewHaMeister (416) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured murky brown with an off-white head and very little lacing. Aromas of oak, chocolate, cherry, and raisins. Flavor is medium bitter.
jb (2821) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good - caged and cork, with no sound at all or pressure when I removed it, I was a bit worried. No need for worry. Very murky brown orange stuff, with a fine dotted lace, sparse, and a tiny bit of haze on top. Nose is heavy caramel, very barley wine like, a bit of dark fruit. On tip of tongue this is tingly, then a bit warming, and you feel the booze, a bit hot going down. A sipper.
horto008 (180) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
love it. The Bastard is tamed a bit with the barrel aging. Overall taste I’d describe as coconut with bourbon. I really enjoy it, though it doesn’t have the hop asplosion you’d expect from something with the Bastard label. Love it a lot tho
drfabulous (6181) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cork and caged. Lots of caramel and malt and sweetness. Maybe some subtle whiskey, but not dominant at all. Arrogant Bastard/Bastard up a notch.
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty sweet up front. Big n boozy. Spice, yes, and still a touch of hops, but definitely more malty and sweet. More barrel presence than the 12 oz bourbon bastards for sure.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle opened for Nudgerita’s wedding. My god it basically tastes like a rye whiskey. Seriously whiskey forward stuff and it works. Fairly boozy hit but still goes down well enough. Tasty drop and definitely one for the whiskey heads
J_man (897) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong whiskey aroma coming off the red/orange/brown body with a light tan head. That whiskey pops out immediately in the taste with a sharp rye spiciness. Sugary sweetness wraps around along with a good alcohol bite. The whiskey seems to vaporize and fill your mouth so it’s like taking a shot with an Arrogant Bastard! That taste lingers long after the sip is over. Very tasty variation on a classic.