brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely malt fruit Belgian Ale aroma, rich smooth malt raisin, fig tasteand a warming presence of alcohol on the way down. A first rate production
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2008 had this on tap at Tyler’s in Durham last Friday evening 9/19/08. was told it was the 2006 DB from the Stone release party a couple of days ago. since my original rating, I’ve had several bottles and have grown to really enjoy this beer. this was my first DB on tap and WOW, beer experiences don’t get much better!
bomber from Saarlander. a rich orange-amber color with a small fizzy head. malty, hoppy flavor with a dry somewhat bitter finish. not my favorite style but a very good all around brew. it kind of grows on you and gets better as it warms a bit. Thanks Aaron!
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 On tap at d.b.a., dark bronze, aroma of orange rind and alcohol, strong malt and bitter hops, but (precariously) balanced, palate a little harsh but stimulating, obviously warming.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I feel bad to be the one to give this a relatively low rating but I think everyone here must be rating this stuff after drinking a pint on an empty stomach. I donít mind high abv beers at all in fact I prefer them, but at least mask it a little bit. OK, take a pint of Arrogant Bastard Ale now add a shot of vodka, now youíve got Double Bastard Ale. One thing I can say for it is that the appearance and mouthfeel are perfect. Nice frothy head and lacing all over but seriously, I had a cut on my lip and this burnt the hell out of it while drinking, why not sip Makers Mark?
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2004 bottle. Familiar dark orange pour, just a little darker than regular bastard (that just sounds weird). Similar incredibly inviting, far away from your glass aroma, only sweeter and stronger. Great strong malty and hoppy in your face American beer. "The definition of a massive beer" - jercraigs. Somehow this remains balanced through the whole process, start to finish. Very similar to regular bastard, just stronger as you would hope and expect. Iím not one to give in to the hype, but I really enjoyed this one - fantastic. Thanks for my last rating in a while jercraigs - this whole giving up alcohol for lent thing is tolerable because of this experience a few weeks ago.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber/brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma is oranges with peels and grapefruit. Nice bitter fruit start with grapefruit and carmel flavor with a bitter hop finish. Very full bodied. Great stuff!!
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy birthday to me! 2004 Vintage 22-oz. bottle. Pours coppery nut brown, very clean with a tall frothy brown head, like caramalized butter. Wonderful roasted malt aroma with caramel and nuts with an alcohol nose. The flavor is a warming caramel malt and faibtly oats. It finishes hoppy with an alcohol bite that tries to steal your breath. Full-bodied and warm palate with a slight metallic nouthfeel.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 2003, bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a nice glass coating light tan creamy looking head. Toffee, piney, floral hops, and nice malty aromas in the nose. The sweet malts are really coming through...I guess after two years in the bottle I should expect that. I sense the alcohol as this warms in the glasss. My wife sipped it and couldnít decide whether it was I2PA or barley wine. Either way....I love it. Taste yields more hops on top of the alcohol flavor followed by sweet malts. If the state of FL finds out Iím bringing this into the state Iím busted for sure. The finish is alcohol all over the place---phenol, ester, fusel--plus an appropriate amount of bitter hops. Strong ale? Barley wine? I2PA....Iím not sure, but no matter what your call is Iíd say youíll find it to be excellent. Thanks Cornboy!!!
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-orange appearance. The malts are more aggressive here than Arrogant Bastard, but not as balanced.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Reddish brown, moderate sized light tan head. Aroma is big in all regards. Huge hops, huge alcohol, and very big but rough malts. However, I feel that the aroma is not balanced, itís just big. The flavors are everywhere. The finish is sweet alcoholic, but there is some hop flavor. I used to have this as a 4.5 beer.