Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This might look like too high of a score. But Arrogant Bastard is perfect. Its the beer that plunged me into the craft beer world. The first great beer I tried, and my introduction to Stones beer. Neck and neck with my favorite beer, Ruination IPA. They switch off depending my mood. I love this beer, thank you Greg Koch. Anyways...
Pt. Bottle, pours a dark, ruby red, crystal clear. Has a 2 finger frothy, tan head with nice, lazy lacing. Aroma has strong floral and citrus hop notes, resin, caramel malts, and delicious perfection. Taste starts smooth and sweet with slight fruit, biscuit undertones, pine, which spikes an instant eagerness for the deliciously bitter hop finish. Palate is medium/oily/sticky. Good carbonation. Overall a perfect beer. Taste, drinkability, EVERYTHING. A staple in my diet. Go Stone!!!!!!
chucklemation (1397) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy white head. Aroma is spicy, pine, and citrus hops, and bread and caramel malts. Flavor is caramel and toffee, with spicy and pine hops. Has lots of carbonation and moderate bitterness. This is a great beer and I appreciate how Stone has built a character around it.
agent_persik (668) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber colour, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, spicy and piney hops, bread, dark fruits, toffee. Sweet bitter taste with light dryness and bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice dark ale, good balance between sweet malts and aggressive hops.
Douberd (4751) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale) Can 500 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7.2%
Deep amber colour on the body, clear, with a good sized and thick tan head on top, good retention.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, hops.
Taste follows, caramel and toffee, cookies, good hop presence and a nice bitterness that becomes a sharp one on the finish.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Nice and very drinkable.
Senka (1051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl can. Amazing aroma, amazing body, amazing overall. This is a placeholder. I will rewrite this.
blackflag321 (632) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, dark brown with beige head. Taste is also rich, roasty, full-bodied, with a nice balance of hops and malts. This beer Was my first strong ale when I got into craft beer. I still enjoy it.
Nische (1834) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can by Stone Berlin, from Systembolaget. Pours dark amber with beige head. Spicy, herbal, sweetish, caramel aroma and taste. Bitter, spicy, oily finish.
mile (3778) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark amber, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel, light fruitiness and some piney hoppyness and faint metal with light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness with light - some piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and faint fruitiness, light - some piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Way too sweet. Lacks character (as most strong ales do). Don’t believe the hype.
Jorn69 (2621) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Havregatan 20160819. Can (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and malty, sweet, spicy and roasted notes, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is long, bitter and fruity.
Karol (758) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Fresh crowler from the main Stone brewery in San Diego. Many thanks to my good friend Paul. Dark ruby color. Good soapy thick head. Aroma of plums, wallnuts, whole grain bread, marginal ginger. Taste is bitter, bitter dark chocolate, very dry, dark bitter fruits. Strange beer. Not so tasty.
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy ruby color with beige foam layer. Light creamy and forest hoppy nose. Too little carbonation with a very strong earthy bitterness and a little creamy mouth feeling. Hoppy finish and a very aggressive bitter aftertaste.