desurfer (1290) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a dark ruby with little head. Flavor is dominated by sweet caramel and butterscotch, with only a mild hops presence. I was expecting a hop assault, but this was smooth and pretty drinkable. Maybe Iíve just been jaded by the many super-hopped beers out there. Not really what I expected, but good nonetheless.
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
love the beer, thought it had a very good flavor,but i must say i love the bottle more
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Well, first off, the bottle was pretty damn funny. But once you get passed it, youíre left with a pretty solid beer. Citrus hop aroma from a ruby red body. Strong alcohol taste, but thin enough for the hops to get through and bite you, while giving a smooth malt taste. A unique balancing act for sure, but I thought it tasted stronger than the 7.2%, which distracted me a bit. A fine beer though.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm ... Iím a little stuck at how to describe this srtong ale. A very heavy dark thick body with the tones of the alcohol quite apparent, complex array of flavorings ranging from cramel, coffee to peat, starts with traces of malty sweetness and finishes big and bitter. Very interesting - definitely for slow sipping. Proceed with caution.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2007 Red pour, big white head. Lots of caramel sweetness, with grapefruit hops. Sweet malty backbone but lots of citrus and floral hops to balance it.
JK (5806) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is all about strong floral and fruity hops. The beer is dark red and left a thin lace on the glass. Herbal flavor with lots of hop bitterness. Heavy and full bodied.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer wasnít as good as I thought it was going to be. Still its a pretty good drinking beer.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
04 bottle pint pub glass
The bastard pours a deep copper capped with a generous dollop of biege foam.I remember more hops in past expiences but this seems to smell of strong malt and yeast almost monistic
a subtle dubbel there is a spiciness I fiqure the remnents of a hoppy past.The
taste is big malt, caramel,butterscotch that is faint but then the bitter hops drys out your mouth.I would think fresher is better.
jdubilla (12) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
just bought the bottled arrogant bastard, seems different than it was on tap..not a bad thing. It pours smoothly with a nice caramel head. Has a sweet aroma which draws you in. Slightly bitter at first but finishes with smooth malty and very slightly hoppy. Good Buy.
digitorus (6) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big bottle of strong, smooth, well-crafted, in-your-face hopped up ale. I was barely worthy. Fun to drink once in a while on special weekends with a big steak.