ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 Arrogant bastard, not for the weak. Huge hop with competing huge rich malt flavor with some grapefruit peaking through and a slight alcohol taste coming in. Maybe a little pine-y type hint underneath.
Thicker than most bears, it is a concoction that puts most beers to shame and seperates the worthy beer drinkers from the yuppies with their fizzy yellow beer.
Beautiful dark appearance with a ruby red shine through it and a kick ass bottle top it off as one of the best accessible beers around. It is the measuring stick by which I judge all other beers by.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 A strong beer with a lot of flavor in there. I find it is best served just slightly chilled and appreciated slowly. Lots of hops in there, but they are balanced well with a creamy, almost syrupy sweetness and noticable malt. Delicious!
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Very Tasty. This beer pours with a lite brown and frothy head. Very clear with a dark cherry wood coloring. The aroma was not as strong as I expected but you could get mild hints of hops and malt in a nice combination. I found the initial flavor to be sweet with nice chocolate, caramel/molasses, and cedar wood malt flavors. The sweetness, however, is replaced quickly by a strong pine resin flavor that continues to grow and lasts long after beer meets belly. An interesting mix of flavors and an enjoyable beverage!
Had a bottle that I’ve been aging for about 2-years last night and I was a bit dissappointed. It was drinkable but too oxidized for my taste. Cardboard was a bit too obvious for me. I think I prefer my Arrogance somewhat fresher.
Maxwel (3) - millfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn this beer is an asskicker! I love it, my favorite beer, my favorite style. Extremely hoppy and robust i haven’t tried the double bastard yet but it should be twice as delicious. Not a beer for chugging but it is good to sit in front of an open fire or play a good game of billiards with and noe doubt you will be a saucy suave Arrogant Bastard by the end of the night.
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another of the great Stone Ales. This one is intensely flavored but still fairly smooth. My first impression was that this must be the syrup that they make the other beers from. However in both bars where I imbibe, this one has started slowly but risen to be the number two seller after Stone IPA...even stomping Guiness into submission.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
"You’re Not Worthy" - I most certainly am not. Damn, this one deserves a special rant. As I glare at Satan on the bottle, I cannot help but smile. The title in itself is excellent, it encapsulates my entire personality in two words. So there’s a special connection right there. Extremely strong and bitter but with such elegance / grace. As I drink beneath the bottleneck, I cannot help but notice the complexity. Upbeat hoppy and sweet flavors initially dominate, with dark chocolate overtones bombarding the palate afterwards. Haha, through the halfway point, I turn the bottle around and read the back, and it provides an ignorant comment to the non-sophisticated beer drinkers of the world. Good stuff. It honestly gets better as you get to the bottom. More hard and more dark, but never lets the alcohol intrude upon the rich flavoring. An excellent beer, throughly enjoyed, one that will be definitely sought after in the near future.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany with light tan head. Nose is of fresh cirtus, hops and a hint of malt. Flavors are creamy, slightly toffeish but with a mild string of alcohol notes. A marvelous beer. AS it warms to room temperature, the flavors become more pronounced. Nice finish.
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine, coffe and nutty roast, citrus.
Red brown, creamy head.
Powerfull earthy and pinehop flavors.
Medium body, peppery aftertaste.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done. Liked the rich malty aroma. Definitely not a session beer for me.
Beerly There (26) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Mahogany brown with reddish hues. Medium head with a light tan color. Aroma of hop oils. Taste is more of the same, much more but with the perfect amount of malt to offset the intense hops Long, delicious hops aftertaste for about a week.