sbaz040 (39) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stuff will mess you up.Tastes great and cant taste the alcohol too much. Much better than Arrogant Bastard ale.
But not even close to IPA
BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
True to its description this is a powerful presence on the palate. Beautiful reddish brown color and intricate patterns to the lace. Lots of malts and all kinds of other crazy shit I can’t really describe.
Warped_Silver (38) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coper colored with white head. Citrus aroma. Smooth taste with hop bitterness initially, followed by a malty finish. Great beer. Would buy again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is a great brew. 22 oz bottle pours amber color with a little head. Taste is very strong bitterness and hops. If your love Arrogant Bastard you will probably like this, even though this is his older brother. Can be harsh if you let it get warm, but cold tastes great. If you like Stone products you will like this.
emagana (38) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve seen this one just about everywere I go now. Finally decided to try and rate. Pours thick and has a lingering head. Dark brown in complexity with plenty of carbonation showing. There is a sweet malty aroma with hint of hops. I also get hint of leather and mushrooms. Starts off sweet on the pellet and wham you get hit with the hops and the alcohol. In a good way. Taste like a barly wine. Very enjoyable 09 version
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2003 22oz. bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a great creamy tight tan head. Aromas
are max dry-hopped. I could't really drink much of the Arrogant. It's not that I didn't like it. It's just that alot of times my system couldn't handle it. This one I like alot, and my system agrees. Much smoother and more balanced than its younger rambunctious brother. Very little lingering bitterness. Absolutely Perfect. Hoppy. Yes, but its all up front. Extremely quaffable for 10%. Alcohol very well hidden. This beer deserves to be king of this style. By far. Good job Stone.
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too much of everything. They got it right on the Arrogant Bastard, but they just went too far with this. It's the equivalent of pouring an entire bottle of A1 on a steak, and trying to pass it off as delicious. Too much malty, too much hop, too much caramel.
This is a perfect example of the idea that just because you have the ability to do something doesn't necessaraly mean you should.
sdcourtney (37) - Berlin, Germany, - DEC 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 Release. Nice fruity aroma, different from the usual dark fruit - more of a subtle peach or grape. Reddish ruby-brown with small bubbles and nice creamy head. Intense malt flavor balanced with lots of hop bitterness. A character that is ’round’, - malt wraps around the bitterness, which stays around in the back of your mouth until it slowly fades away. Nice creamy body that is moderate to full, more ’roundness’ abounds. Alcohol is evident bit well hidden by the malt intensity. Unique blend of fruity, malty, bitterness - this beer will kick your a$$ - and you WILL like the kickin’...
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting brew. Good color, very nice, dark red. Taste is complex and very good.
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If this is related to arrogant bastard, this is its distant cousin the MMA fighter. It kicks you in the mouth, in a good way. Coppery color with a pleasant tan head. Very hoppy and well balanced. Great sipper. The malt profile isn’t incredibly accessible, but its understandable as that certainly wasn’t the attempt.