bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The white grapefruit flavor was overwhelming and honestly I couldnt taste anything else except for hoppy bitterness. The bottle claims sophistication but I sensed no such subtlety. I havent seen (tasted) an ale more undeserving of the 99th percentile.
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of citrus and hops. pours a dark amber color (slightly brownish) with a small tan head. Taste of fruit, but changes to a citrus flavor that leaves a bitter aftertaste. Multiple flavors. The palate isn’t to thick. Overall a good buy, but not my favorite.
specksnreds (55) - USA - APR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great stuff. Bitter and balanced. Lovely lacy head with a great reddish-brown color. A classic. Love it!
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured dark red with small head. Smooth taste, slightly bitter. Full bodied flavour with an even level.
boydmarq (55) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just an outstanding beer. Hoppy, with very sophisticated and complex flavors beneath.
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing. On tap at Pizza Port in Niagara Falls. So full and big but also drinkable and great with food. Always lives up to expectations.
dslunsford1 (55) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a thin tight head. Thick, opaque copper color, with an aroma that draws us back to a private reserve we sampled last week. Smooth, although very hoppy. I believe that this is one of the better beers we’ve sampled in the past few months. $4 for a 22 oz. bottle. I must admit, after trying a bit of this, part of me doesn’t want to finish the Tequiza that I started to pregame on.
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Is really hard to describe. It's been a long time since I had one of these. It smell kinda floral and has dark reddish color. Like thte label says 'aggresive'.
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 I liked a lot this beer the first few times I had it. Then I realized what it tastes like. Soy sauce. Drinking this beer is like drinking a bottle of soy sauce. Absolutely disgusting. Since that revelation I can't touch the stuff. Neither can anyone else who I have mentioned the word 'soy sauce' to while they were drinking it. I'm all in favor of big malt, big hops, etc. But I'll be getting that elsewhere now. If I ever buy another bottle of Arrogant Bastard it will go into a a stir fry.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice brown color with aromas of caramel and toffee, which also form the majority of the flavor. Make no mistake, it's quite bitter, but comes off fairly well.