Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3028) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
650ml bottle. Pours dark caramel with a large, frothy head. Aroma is sticky toffee pudding, raisin, barley wine-esque. Taste has a little caramel to start. Strong piney bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Good beer. Nice bitterness, mixed with a good malt depth. Simply too hoppy for my palate... I just don’t like hops! :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2011
22oz bottle. Hazy reddish color, thin fading tan head, some lacing. Very dry texture. Bitter hops taste, but the malty, cherry, mildly alcoholic aroma is dominant. Strong aftertaste, some sweet after the finish. Delicious and interesting, but kind of painful for 7.2% ABV. When I rated the Oaked version a long time ago, I seemed to love it, however. I may need to revisit that and see if it’s stood the test of time... I realize that these Arrogant Bastards taste 3x better with a meal though. That could have added .2 or so, I’d imagine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8569) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2011
On tap at petrol station. Pours a clear deep amber with a yellowish brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma is full of resinous pine and a bit of backing grapefruit. Flavor is simIlar with lots of resinous pine and grapefruit backed by cookies. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2499) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Bomber - pours amber with beige head and nice lacing. Nose is grapefruit. Flavor adds lemon peel and caramel. Bitter and slightly sweet. Grapefruit aftertaste. Long bitter finish. Medium body. A weak DIPA that sits in the back of room whilst brooding. ///////////// Draft in a Trappist glass -pours opaque brown with light tan head. Strong hop aroma with hints of plum. Taste is bitter and provides a long finish. Aftertaste is even hoppier than at first sip. Lots of character but the reason I don’t like it is quite simple: the hoppiness, though I appreciate the beer as a whole. 7/4/6/3/12 or 3.2. On 8/19/2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2011
65cl, American brew, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, bitter/fruity and slightly malty/roasted, not too heavy, balanced, clear, small head, good brew, yet expensive

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bomber from Peppinos in Grand Rapids. They had to dig it out from the back and the bottle date was 9 months old, so this should be "aged Arrogant". Pours very brown with a yellowish tinge. Very low carbonation. Aroma is overripe fruit and caramel. Taste is thick syrupy fruit and a cacophony of hop layers. Alcohol quite present. Finishes strong and kicking. My memory of this beer is that it is quite rough, but smoother and tastier than this one was, so I will be curious to find another to see.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Pour is abeautiful deep copper with thick lacy head. Aroma is very hop foward roasted malts resin. Taste is hoppy bitter with an almost sweet caramel finish and a dry bitter clean piney finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
Brown beer, cola colour. Beige head. Caramel and malts in the nose, somewhat sweet, liquorice, some smoke. Light spicy. Flavour quite bitter, light sweetness, liquorice.
(65cL -1pint 6oz- bottle @ DRBM 2011)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (260) - - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at The Public. Poured a bright and deep orange/amber with minimal head. Medium body. More hops than malt, an aggressive beer with a bit of a bitter and astringent finish. Good for drinking slowly.

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