Malaclemys (194) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft, pours dark copper with thick white head. Aroma of caramel and big grape fruit. Taste of caramel, cereal, passion fruit, and grape fruit. Medium body with mild alcohol. Nice finish just on the bitter side. Great beer, very complex, and lived up to the hype.
HuskerTan (300) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A- Hops, caramel.
A- Rich deep red color, clear liquid, tan head.
T- Offensively hoppy and bitter.
P- Full body, sharp texture, average carbonation, long very bitter finish.
O- The commercial description is right. This is definitely an acquired taste. Bitter beyond belief. But boy does it look nice.
massajohn15 (6) - Farmington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is more of an acquired taste. The second time i tried it I liked it more than the first time. A great gag gift to someone who only drinks mainstream beer.
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not much I can say, love this beer, cut my craft beer tooth on it...a great and fantastic strong ale.
Wordsworth (126) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Jan 23, 2012 poured into snifter. Pours a deep, hazy, caramel brown with a thick white head that won’t quit. Aroma of rich malt, booze, hops, light caramel. Flavor is a heap of malt up front with a big hoppy flavor that follows. The aging has mellowed the bitterness usually associated with a fresh Bastard, but it’s still prevalent on the back end. Not a complex palate, but distinct and memorable. I should have let it age even longer. Still, pretty delicious.
Spencethegreat (1) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Has a great color and aroma. Taste is powerful but is nice on the backside. Will drink again.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
With a name like Arrogant Bastard, a beer tends to gain a reputation. Not to sound too Shakespearean, but this beer would be just as delicious if it were wearing another title. The fact that this ale is actually worthy of its shamelessly pretentious name just makes it even better. The bold hop flavors are spectacular. They create an herbal sensation that counterbalances the toffee-like malts. With flavor like this, one can afford to be an Arrogant Bastard.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a dark brown, when held to the light, a toasted orange. Excellent clarity. Less than single finger of toasted peanut head which falls quickly leaving a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.
S: Piney, resiny hop profile. I take a couple deep breaths and the sweet malty backbone comes through. Brown sugar, candi sugar.
T: Bitter, arrogantly bitter. Nicely balanced. I know they label this as an American strong ale, but it reminds me of a balls-deep amber with the capacity to satisfy and challange the palate. I rarely skip over the actual adjectives and tote the skill in formation. Pine, bitter, amber, sweet, tea-like hops.
M: medium to heavy body with low to medium carbonation. Slicks the palate ever so lightly.
O: Outstanding beer. ’Nuff said.
Serving type: bottle
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker brown color. Very strong grapefruit flavor with a nice bitter finish.
Pdubyah (254) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cracker of a beer. Pours a lot darker and ’thicker’ than I expected. HAs no aroma other than bread yeast that I can discern, but has more flavour than is probable!! Nothing to in-your-face and the bitterness is mellow and not picking and wearing. Then the malt and caramel carry is brilliant. Nice. Would go again.