Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Beautiful deep purple pour with small head. Aroma is slight cherry, pine, dark fruit. Flavor is berries, pine, grapefruit, and floral. Finish is loaded with bitterness and it leaves a mild alcohol burn in the back of the throat. I also get notes of burnt cigarettes in finish. A bit too much of an assault on the senses in my opinion. Iím not worthy!
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very appealing beer. Nice head, smells of malts and the flavor is great. Highly recommended.
Crompt (54) - Clover, South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with lots of soapy foam head. Actually smells sweet to me. Taste is very malty with bitter and caramel on the end. This one starts off too sweet and malty for me but then the bitterness kicks in a good way with a twinge of caramel on the end which is strange but good too.
hoooraybeer (53) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deep citrus and dark berries and a slight alcholoic bourbon sweetness. Pours a thick tan head. Color is dark honey. Mouthfeel is perfect-thick but just sparkly enough. Taste and aroma are very similar to DFH 90 Min, but itís all a little better and more sophisticated. The flavor is the same as the aroma, but you get a refined bitter that is dry and very fresh - like a nose full of fresh hops. The bitter makes this beer. All the rest is good but the bitter is unique and very well balanced with itís sweetness. And that play masks the alcohol very very well.
This is a real joy. Superb!
Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz from BevMo in Laguna Niguel, CA. Pours amber with a small white head, with a little lace. Smells of pine and hops. Tastes carmel with loads of hops. Not nearly as bitter as their other offereings, very nice complexity.
buttslamify (52) - - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís a very good beer, actually doesnít really taste like the regular arrogant bastard, it has a much stronger and maltier taste, while the regular AB is more of an almost IPA flavor, this is really an american strong, excellent beer.
firefly765 (52) - - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice ruby red with a large off white head that lasts long with good lacing. Very nice balance for an 11.2% beer. A little unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Not bad. Cant drink more than 2. Plum citrus and alcohol aroma.
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dwmiller16 (52) - Delaware, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Color: burnt orange. Nose: boozy, huge malt backbone. Palate: hoppy, malty, finishes fruity and drying booze.
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drmatt (51) - THE LOU, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is my favorite stone beer so far. i had this out of the huge three liter bottle that was about a year old. great huge beer! citrus taste but had a great maltiness to back it up. better than arrogant, easily.
dpbhoosier (51) - USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Iíd been saving this one since November and was underwhelmed when I finally tried it. Malty with good hops but too much strong alcohol dominating this beer. Not upto the standard of other highly ranked beers on this site.