loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 Nice hazy brown color with a thick tan head. The aroma and flavor of this beer are all over the place. At first, the aroma is very similar to a Stone IPA. Later, it becomes more sweet (sugary) and malty. The flavor evolved in a similar way with hints of alcohol towards the end. I'm still not sure where I stand on this beer, but I will say that I think the Double Bastard has a more direct, assertive character that best represents the idea of the Arrogant Bastard Ale. The Stone Brewery certainly has challenged the way I think about beer, and what my standards for a great beer are. Awesome!
I drink this brew about once a month or so, and I'm always struck by how tangy it is. I mean, it's sweet, tangy, bitter, and has a bunch of indescribable flavors in there as well. This is perhaps the most tangy beer I've ever had! AWESOME!!!
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral and nutty aroma and flavour with an aggressive finish. A big beer with a label that defines it well.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Loved this beer! ’Strong’ is the best word to describe this beer, and I don’t mean as in alcohol. Strong, complex,and sweet malt flavor combined with a powerful hoppiness that surprisingly balances out this beer.
stormking (23) - Cuddy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Re-rate same time. (sorry, early in the morning, forgot about the 6-10 buttons)Though I couldn’t drink it every day, this is my favorite beer. First sip led to the comment ’this is the best beer I’ve ever had.’ The beer is an appealing dark amber/brown. Complicated aroma, spiciness, hops and alcohol are apparent from beginning to end. Someone picked up raisins and worchesteshire sauce. There is a lot going on with this beer and at no point is your palate left alone without a flavor to discern. This is an aggressive beer.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ahh, a strong ale I can appreciate. Great strong taste. 7.2% rocks ’ya. Beautiful color unlike any other. A great beer.
Panzuriel (1316) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, but as the label says, this one is not for everyone, and it knows it. THe flavor is sharp and bitter, but complex and even as well.
gargoyle32 (8) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my all-time favorites. Dark mahogany color. A strong beer with the perfect blend of sweet malt and hops. Flavor is very deliciously unique putting this beer in a category all its own.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber/maroon colour with a well-formed off-white head. Almost barley wine-like in flavour, but not quite as intense in alcohol content. But in flavour it stacks up.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
average at best. great marketing, decent beer. hops are not pleasant in this one. a good way to introduce the world to the rest of their range, which is outstanding
Schy (5) - Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The initial aroma and flavor are both very misleading. The flavor is very full and complicated. Every drink reveals a different taste and after-taste. It is very full and tasty!