Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a darkish orangy-red, slightly hazy, with a medium-small head persistent with very fine bubbles. Smells of caramel and hop resin. Reminds me very much of the smell that assaults you as soon as you step into the Stone brewery. Tastes of thick chewy malts and sweet fruits; raspberries and blueberries laced with chocolate. .. good bitterness throughout. Mouth feel is also thick and somewhat sticky.The hop bitterness stays with you throughout the alcohol burn, but doesnít quite manage to suppress it, which can only be expected at 10%.
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle says it all, "You are not Worthy," and to be honest I donít think I am. Very pungent to the nose, lots of hops there. Poors a dark red with a small head. Hops HOPS hOpS. Very complex citrusy and resiny onset with a huge malt backbone. Cant put my finger on what I taste but itís a little roasty with a hint of espresso. Very good, very strong awesome in a bottle. Cheers
Leveejr (99) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing raisiny brown sugar aroma. Thick mouthfeel with a hoppy finish. Phenomenal beer that tastes like a well-balanced barleywine
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cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2009 Pours a lovely dark brown with a small tan head that lingers. Aromas of alcohol, raisin, caramel and malt. Strong anise flavors. Very bitter. Burnt toffee and caramel. Medium body. Soft carbonation. I think I prefer regular bastard better.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a rich cream colored head. Aroma is of banannas, caramel, floral and citrus. Taste is strong with the hops throughout, but carrying a sugary undertone throughout, with a hint of roasted malt in the long finish. Full bodied, with a thick texture.
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An easy off white head. Sweetish citrus hints in aroma. A slightly sweet butter and light citrus. Apricot? Full and smooth in mouth like a thin syrup. A little lingering bitterness in the long after taste. As the bottle progressed, the bitterness became stronger throughout the experience. It quickly lost the minor butterish taste and gained more of a caramel flavor with a harshness. Left a warm feeling, yet very very little alcohol was tasted.
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent malty like Bonds like brother of the original. Its almost too much to handle but the boys at Stone Brewery do it right. There is a surprising malty aroma to the normal Stone metallic aroma goodness. The inital taste impressions are deep and vast with malt, hops and a heavy freaking note of citrus. the second thing to go is the malt, being 10% you had to expect is somewhere. It finishes surprisingly smooth. a great beer!
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a deep reddish brown w/ a thin light brown head. Bold complex aroma w/ lots of dark fruits smoky woods. Strong bittering hops flavor w/ hints of fruits and figs. Bitter aftertaste, definitely tastes like a 10% alcohol brew. I like it better than the regular AB, but I think I like the oaked AB better than this.
emarkd (97) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn! Where to even start.... Smells sour, fruity and piney - lots of pineapple. Thick beer that just fills your mouth. Flavor is just damn full of hops and malts -- complex but balanced. Tons of bitter aftertaste with a nice alcohol burn in the nose. Very good stuff, even better than the original bastard.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a wonderful dark ruby red with nearly no head. Aromas whole hop flowers, resinous notes, grapefruit, caramel and sugar malts, and more citrus hops! Full mouthfeel, little carbonation. Full out assault on my taste buds. Hops, malts, hoppy malts, malty hops! Flavor is tough to decipher. No real flavor coming from the generous amount of hops, just bitterness. Starts off hoppy with a sweet bread like maltiness. Quick to follow is a certain sweetness I canít quite put my finger on (maybe caramel) mixed with a grapefruit west coast hop bitterness. Long bitter finish with slight alcohol warming in the stomach. After taste of citrus hops lingers on your tongue and gums. Good, I really like Arrogant Bastard better. Sipper of a beer, with what is surely to be a ton of IBUís! Had to come back, towards the end of the bottle the alcohol really comes through, changing the after taste to a fine liquor. I guess I just had to become acclimated with the IBUís. Love this after taste.