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RATINGS: 3557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
the only other premium beer i had had before this was Delirium Nocturnum and Guinness. oh, can you imagine my surprise? i have to admit it, the bottle is what made me buy it, but the taste is what makes me love it. THIS STUFF IS DANK! i enjoy preceeding a bottle of this with a nice pisswater, just so i can laugh at the difference. does anyone else pick up a nice fruity aftertaste?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Dark copper pour with a decent tan head.Nice citrusy hop nose. Medium/full bodied with a big hop bite. Nicely balanced out by huge amounts of malt. Excellent brew and I would expect nothing less from the Stone Flagship!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - JAN 11, 2003
(10Jan2003--22oz.bottle) After a couple disappointments with Stone beers, I’d started to wonder if the brewery wasn’t overhyped. I’m happy to report that Arrogant Bastard Ale lives up to any hype it has received. This is real beer! Attractive beer, perfect frothy head, fine bubbles, deep red/brown color. Slight haziness is a bit offputting. Complex, pleasing aroma; malty, hoppy, and strong bread/french toast as the beer warms. Even more complex and pleasant palate; perfect full,creamy mouthfeel, sweet (peachy), appropriately bitter, with a strong peppery note. Also the same french toast as in the nose. In summary, an unforgettable, highly unique beer. The best I’ve had in 2003 (duh), and possibly for the last five years!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBelgian (24) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
Very rich in taste. It kicks you in the mouth but appologizes with a good finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
This one is not for Pussy-cats. dark amber in color with a nice lasting head. full body with strong malty/hoppy flavor and nice malty aroma!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2011 Malty grain aroma mixed with the big hops, the flavor is kinda boring... a little hops, some alcohol, but what else? There should really be more going on in there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Just a solid great beer that is a must try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2003
What more can be said about this beer, it"s simply awesome. Dark, complex, strong, delicious

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 Poured with a huge frothy head atop a vibrant amber colored body. Aroma of malt, hops, alcohol, and a variety of fruits. Flavor was robust, with huge hops, malt, and some subtle notes of what I taste as grapefruit, orange peel, and pear. Dry, bitter and sophisticated. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2002: Sweet sugar plums dance from an off white head that rests atop a deep garnet body. Hints of brown sugar and and raisins entice the taste buds to dive in futher and just when you reach the edge of sweetness, hops mix with some spice. . . then, just as you feel you may have this one figured out, the alcohol slams you in the face and reminds you who is in charge. . . The Double Bastard. . .then you wonder - is that so bad?


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