briellis (2) - USA - JUN 18, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great mixture of malt and hops. Quite possibly the best American Strong Ale I’ve had. Really looking forward to experiencing more Stone products.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No doubt, this is a big beer. Do they use H3O in this, too. This is not a brew for the timid, but don’t be scared. How do they do it, balance such huge flavors? It’s the yin and the yang of beer.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 This is one badass beer. The flavor explodes in your mouth. A very nice balance of sweet and bitter flavors. Starts off with a malty, slightly citrusy flavor, finished with a silghtly bitter hoppy aftertaste. They hide the alcohol content well! Excellent!
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Someone got me an Arrogant Bastard Ale shirt, so I had to try the beer. I had it mailed to me in Kansas (shhh!), and had a six pack with my father-in-law. I was very pleasantly surprised with how flavorful this was. Very good!
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent brew on tap at the Ginger Man in Dallas. Poured a very dark orange and brown with a tan head. Has a subtle orange peel and bread aroma. The taste is strong orange peel hops with a nice malty balance. Sweet and bitter finish. Lots of lacing. My first beer from Stone and I am impressed.
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged size head. Smells of molasses, piney, and some citris. Sweet and bitter tasting (nicely balanced).
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty nice hefty brew. Dark, strong appearance and flavor. Lasting malty flavor with equally lingering bitter hops taste to it. Overall well rounded beer.
785pro (10) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far my favorite beer. Medium/Dark pour, slight head, very hoppy aroma. The after taste while stong is yet strangly pleasant. Seems to have a touch of citurs....I am worthy, mouth watering typing this. Started on Stoned IPA got hooked on the ole Bastard....
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a goblet; Dark amber color. Light brown head that quickly dissapates in the middle forming a halo. Large cells of lace that last. Fruity aroma with some hop character. Good taste. Tastes like grapefruit and charcoal. Coats the palate with a bitter and a bit sour aftertaste which I also like very much. This is a good beer. Reminds me of a lighter porter in some ways.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep amber brew with a tight, long lasting head. It has a strong, robust flavor followed by a bitter hop taste. The bitterness had a tinch of sourness to it. The label tells me that I probably wont like it. I did like it, not much but a little. I had to clear my palate with some bland yellow beer.