GlenT (6) - - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm not fond of bitter beer, and this is really a bitter beer. But, the complexity of the taste, and the spice of the bitterness make this beer stand out.
I won't drink this beer often, but I will enjoy it when I do.
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egreener (9) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this on tap at the growler station at Anderson’s Market in Sylvania OH. Incredibly hoppy and not for the faint of tongue. Personally one of my favorites. Rich deep amber pour and fairly heady. Good lacing. Very bitter and hoppy. This isn’t your uncle Mark’s beer!
jehoesefat (207) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty cereal aromas with a hint of the alcohol content. Pours clear orange with a white head. Strong malty flavors finish bitter and slightly alcoholic.
CpyNPrnT (109) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its aggressive, hoppy beer with more floral notes, some orange. Hops from start to finish, interspersed with some nice caramel malt.
redOaks (13) - - MAR 3, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Easy to love, great expression of hops and malt, the kind of like an old ale, or a barley wine, maybe a double IPA, but just dang tasty, west coast american IPA.
Philym (583) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Appearance: Slightly hazy ruby with tight 2 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Lemon, pine, resinous, syrup, raisin and caramel.
Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium/heavy body, low carbonation, abrupt bitter, grapefruit, slightly vinous, dry, bitter, sweet finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
Maxbier (59) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bready, molasses and malt. Dark brown color with ample tan head. Starts malty with hint of sweetness. Quickly becomes bitter, which lasts through the finish. The bitterness lingers for about 15 minutes, the malty flavor returns after that and lasts about an hour (provided you done drink or eat for an hour). Not overly complex, just right. Great craft beer, name is appropriate.
artmcd8 (1217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at pgh Beerfest. Taste is pretty much a hoppy barleywine. Brown color with an off white head. Just ok.
UncleMcHoppy (25) - Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Citrus Park House of Beer, Odessa, FL. Awesome color and palate. Tastes like a boilermaker but without the whiskey. The ABV makes it a risky choice as a first beer of the afternoon, but this Bastard is all about risk taking.
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Sebilinz (328) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy with some pines. Taste is caramel and some malts. Aftertaste is mostly bitter. I was expecting more.
JOHNCONOR (17) - USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arrogant Bastard Ale. We’ve all had it, we all know what it is. Stone again can do no wrong. I’ve had this beer on a number of occasions. From on tap to bombers of this stuff. Picked up another bottle the other day for shits and giggles. I wanted to rate this classic and I needed a reminder of exactly what it was I would be dealing with. I cracked it open and poured it into pint glass and right away I was shocked at the massive head of this thing, and it would not go away. You could have built a house on the froth or used the stuff to spackle cracks in boat hulls. I needed a machete to hack through the foam and get to the actual liquid essence of this thing. That is exactly how Stone would have wanted it. The color is a beautiful dark amber with bubbles elevating from minute imperfections in the glass. Resin, pine and hops on the nose. Gives way to toffee and dank malt. The finish is dry and bitter, intense hops at the very end, everlasting on the pallet. At one point when this beer came out it was way more aggressive in comparison to the field now it seems to have found a nice home in the middle of the pack. Still a delicious beer and worth a try for anyone serious about beer.