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 donít be scared. How do they do it, balance such huge flavors? Itís the yin and the yang of beer.
slimweebs (162) - 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 (5234) - 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 (10731) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 I have long been fond of this beer. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle ( I love the bottle - must admit that I am a sucker for their attitude/ad campaign). It has not remained as high in my esteem as my tastes have developed but I still grab one now and then. +++Pours a cloudy brown color (same color as the bottle in fact). No light shines through. Small tan head. The aroma is of grapefruit and molasses. The flavor is sharp and bitter with a strong grapefruit presence. This beer really slaps you in the face with hop presence. Some sweet maltiness comes along as the beer warms up a bit, but overall this is a really unbalanced beer. The hops really overwhelm any other flavor present. The sweet grapefruit flavor sticks to the tongue and lingers forever on the aftertaste. I have had this frequently on draft as well, and found it to be much less sharp and a little better balanced when on draft.