hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would love to taste this beer without the hops, just out of curiosity. They seem so, well, harsh and distracting, from what is probably a nice blend of dark goodies. Iíll say one thing, though, this beer has one hell of a silky mouthfeel, creamy even. I suppose the extra attitude of the hops is the point theyíre making, a kind of rebellious war cry lest the warm dark heart of this brew lull you. Anyway, thanks, Michael, for the gift!
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby, garnet dark; very little head; great plummy, orange nose.
Dry, not nearly as aggresive as the label advertises, though still would be hard on novices maybe. Gets hoppier as it warms, with lots of burnt malt at the end.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer ever, period. The perfect blend between overaly bitter and overly malty, best of both worlds. The label stands true, beware all you yellow fizzy beer drinkers!!
KillaBee (3) - USA - DEC 6, 2001 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stone kicks ass, the only thing other than meth to come out of San Marcos
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hopped up in taste and logo
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, an attack upon your taste buds. It brings a ton of hops with an interesting malt flavor. Good stuff.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 13, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big, buff beer for men who like their beers to have a lot of character. The text on the bottle is a riot, and it makes you feel tough just to be drinking the beer. Donít drink this beer to cold, or the flavors are too raw and unmelded. Served coolish, the main flavor is a burnt caramel malt streaked with strong, course hops. Is it just me, or have they toned done the hops in favor of malt complexity? If I had to pick 10 American beers as favorites, this would be in the mix.
CrumpyC99 (15) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really donít see whatís so special about this beer, Itís very good, the bottle is an excellent read, but I swear the taste is not very unique. I swear Iíve had a half dozen other beers that taste very similar.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer lies, it said I wouldnít like it, but I did. It was very complex. I donít think I could drink more than one though.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís ok to be arrogant when you can back it up. Arrogant Bastard does a fine job of that.