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RATINGS: 3582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


Charlzm's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Bottled, consumed 02/26/08. Pours a molasses/burnished color, plenty of carbonation, nice head that lingers a while. Aroma is strong grapefruity hops with a note of barely-sweet caramel malt. Flavor has more malt than I remembered, but only for a split second before the gigantic hop monster appears on the palate. Massive bitterness and resiny grapefruit/pine hop character obliterate anything even close ot balance or subtlety. Goes down with a huge lingering bitterness (traces of vegetable/earthy hop flavor as well). Did I mention it’s hoppy?


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma: Bittering Hops, Resin, Mildly Bready Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing Taste: Bittering Hops, Resin, Bready Malts Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep red, nose is malty, fruity, taste is bitter, juicy citrus.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (27) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
A very well represented bitter ale. Dark in appearance with a an an eggshell coloured head. Creamy on the palate. Smells of bitterness. Tastes bitter. Looks aggressively bitter, it is the menace it claims to be.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2992) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle At Barely Legal Tasting Room . Pours dark copper/ redbrown . Good white head . Smell is weak , bit of old-ale aspects, bit of bitterness . Taste is bitter, some old-ale aspects again . Bitter aftertaste . best to be descibed as an english bitter, with some old-ale maltyness . Nice

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (147) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Just back from France where I’ve been drinking lots of Belgian beer, so on my return I really fancied something like a classic English ale. And this is something like a classic English ale. It looks the part; reddy brown with a really good off- white head leaving lacing all the way down. Medium bodied, slightly creamy - could have been pulled from the cask in a small village pub, but was instead imported from San Diego by my lovely local beer shop. Not much aroma. Main flavour is bitterness at the beginning, followed by a bitter middle section and a bitter finish. Beneath that - malt, caramel, grapefruit, and more buried under the bitterness. If this had just been pulled in an English village pub, I’d have another, even if only to try and pick out the other flavours lurking beneath the, did I mention, bitterness. And buried beneath the hype - a very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piotr (32) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Taste of every dark thing that exists, coffee, carmel, whisky, cherry and so much more. perfectly balanced. Slight tate of alcohol, great appearance and great aroma. Really nice one!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
22oz bottle. Cloudy deep red with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are bread, caramel, sugar, resinous hops, pine, grapefruit and toasted malts with earthy and nutty notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (328) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at a tasting. Pour is amber with a small creamy head, aroma is caramel and malty. Taste is malty, light candied fruits and a long finish with bitterness. Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (415) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale claims you are not going to like this beer. I wouldn’t go that far, but it isn’t great either. Some fresh hop aroma coming from a dark pour with a thinner head. Taste is nicely balanced with strong malt and some simple hop character. There is a bit of an alcohol bite mixed with a bit of bitterness on the finish. Arrogant Bastard is not too bad for an underachiever - poor bastard. :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (587) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Tap. Rich amber with off white head. Lacing all the way down. Lots of grain and caramel on nose. Slightly sterile. Mild orange. Medium body. Sweet on start, bitter on finish. High abv masked well. A bit think on palate. Lacks finesse, but solid nonetheless.


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