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RATINGS: 3871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2003 Dark reddish-brown color. Medium foamy head. Strong aroma of hops and malts at the same time. The flavors are complex, but a bit hard to distinguish amidst all the hoppiness. Imagine a cross between a good porter or strong ale and a very strong IPA, that's what it reminds me of. There's a little malty sweetness, mostly caramel. The hop level is really a little ridiculous, but it's a very good beer... just not something I would get on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Pours a very dark red color with some brownish head. Very rich, complex aroma. Great flavor; roasted malt with some caramel. Very nice palate, with a great finsih and nice lace. Damn fine ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElGaucho (2340) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Rich aroma, almost like a barleywine. Deep red in color with a small, tan head. Great lace. A bevy of flavor. An orgasm of the mouth! Some pine and molasses notes are evident. Roasted malt. A pleasure to drink. As the label says, I was not worthy the first time I drank this (frankly didn't like it). Now that my palate has grown up, there are few beers I would rather drink if given the choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2004 Arrogant Bastard is a fit name for this brew, and damn is it arrogant. Malty yet hoppy, wth caramel and nuts in the nose. This a brew that defines the stone brewing company as a leader in brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Bottle: Good nose, nutty, carmel. Great clear reddish brown color. A quick bitter hop jab, followed by a big malt uppercut. Rich creamy coffee/molasses with a bitter linguring finish. I love this ale. Just the fact that it's called an ale, you know like " oh yeah heres our regular beer". Hops were more present when cold, but as it warmed up malts really took over. Much praise. Saved this one for 100.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
I was a little disappointed with the Bastard. I have been pysching myself up for this beer for a long time, but when I finally got it, I felt that the flavor could've been prominent against the hops. The best thing about this beer is its appearance; it looks fantastic! given the choice, I would just stick with Stone's IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Great looking beer with a complex mixture of intense flavor. Hops, malt and a nutty finish. Beautiful Brown/Red beer with a light foamy head. Only drawback is the aroma reaks of cheep beer. Better luke warm. Second glass had twice the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4100) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2003
This brewery has a unique marketing approach, definitely read the bottle as you drink this one. This beer for all of the hype is quite balanced between the hops and the malt. Definitely hop flavor, aroma and bitterness crawling all over the place in this one, but a nice strong maltiness & sweetness that carries the hop brigade quite well. This is a great beer that is a nice amber color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Right away you can tell this is a strong ale. Thick and dark and syrupy in the pour with almost no head and a little creamy lacing around the surface. The taste is very hoppy with a nice full fell in the mouth. Winey and slightly syrupy in the aftertaste, with hints of dates and figs, wuth otherwise not overly fruity, and very little aroma. Brilliant lacing and incredible to drink...Highly recommended!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verbivore (12) - Sunset Valley, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
I keep wanting to dislike this beer. I want to take them up on their arrogance. But it's sooooo good, dammit! Big head, almost opaque (muddy) amber. Lots of hoppiness, bitter on the finish. Truly a nice ale. Even if I want to hate it.

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