ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 Arrogant bastard, not for the weak. Huge hop with competing huge rich malt flavor with some grapefruit peaking through and a slight alcohol taste coming in. Maybe a little pine-y type hint underneath.
Thicker than most bears, it is a concoction that puts most beers to shame and seperates the worthy beer drinkers from the yuppies with their fizzy yellow beer.
Beautiful dark appearance with a ruby red shine through it and a kick ass bottle top it off as one of the best accessible beers around. It is the measuring stick by which I judge all other beers by.
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep dark brown beer coats the glass leaving small traces of foam. A roasty malt starts to hit the nose and followed by a pine like ending. The taste is medium in body with a soft bitter note. This beer is feared by many and should be cherrished by all!
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: crystal clear dark red in color, minimal head
Aroma: Smells of grapefruit and caramel
Taste: leads off with intense bitterness that subsides into a pretty malty boozy finish
Overall: Great strong ale. Think my last arrogant bastard was older as this one has a much more prominent bitterness to it.
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark in color, with tan head and hoppy aroma. Bold hoppy flavor with barley, malt, and coffee notes. Excellent beer, looks great and tastes even better!
steindds (70) - - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a cream color head. Smell is of sweet malts, toffee, and gapefruit. Alcohol is evident on the nose as well. Taste is dark fruits, toffee, and finishes grapefruit and citrus hops. Medium bodied.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
It looks fine and tasty, boy were my eyes wrong. Even the smell is hops. Way too much for my taste. Way too much for people that even like the hop bite. You just think you like it because the masses wonít. I could market some fancy massengill type beer with the same commercial description, and the extreme people would slurp it up because itís extreme/non norm. This hop count would make the top 50 beers on this site be in the bottom 30. My sophistication allowed me to aggressively finish the beer and punch the shit out of the friend that thought I would enjoy it.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark ruby with lasting 1/4 inch tan head. Aroma is flowery with strong hops. Taste is strong with hops and cloves. There is a hint of citrus as well. The cloves carry on into the aftertaste. Carbonation is low, so itís easy to swallow a big gulp and appreciate the taste. The alcohol taste is not overpowering and creates a nice warmth going down. This is my first American strong ale, and it is excellent.
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brown color with a surprisingly medium dark brown head. Tons of thin sticky lacing all the way down the glass. A thin head sitting on top of the beer the whole time beer is in the glass. Sweet toasted malt smell with some alcohol and hops mixed in. Hearty roasted taste with some slight fruitiness to it. Alcohol taste with hints of caramel. Not a lot of hops taste. A twangy sharp finish that leaves me a little disappointed. A great brew. Definitely worth all of the hype it receives.
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love this beer, but not one I can drink all of the time. I usually drink a few a month...
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from my main man Eddie at Express Liquor in PB. Pours a deep, dark red...somewhere between Guiness and Hop Head Red. One finger cappucino head which dissipates, leaving behind some significant lacing. This is one helluva good looking beer. This beerís reputation precedes it, but with good reason. Nose is hops and some subtle coffee and caramel notes. Palate is a right hook to the kisser of sweet, delicious hops with an even sweeter malt backbone. Some toffee notes round out this aggressive yet totally enjoyable strong ale. Yellow, fizzy beer is for wusses indeed. I want another.