ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 dark brown wtht hints of red... strong hoppy aroma with a sweetness..taste is initially very sweet and then transitions into strong hop bitterness.. lingering aftertastes. warming of the chest from the alcohol. a stronger AB. very good and as expected my friend who usually drinks coors light didn’t like it at all. his loss!
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love Arrogant Bastard, but I loved this one even more. Oddly, I thought it was a little more subdued than the Arrogant, which really attacks your taste buds. Pours a deep brown color with little head or lacing. Sweet malt, caramel flavor, hops are not overly done here, surprisingly. Mouthfeel is fantastic. Awesome beer.
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy carmel with a redish head, flavor is a lot of malt and a lot of hops, slightly bitter finish, really tasty beer
Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pleasantly heady. Not laced with silly fruits or fancy spices. Comes across with a great balance of malt, hop and alcohol. Taste follows up on the promise. I really enjoyed this one.
poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish body, tan head. Has some sweetness to it. Pine, spices, hops. Smells clean. Maybe a bit more malt than the average strong ale..
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eh, pretty good beer. This is not really my style of beer so I may rerate eventually.
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a standard Stone pintglass. A deeper, murky amber pour. About the perfect line of head which rose just over the brim.
Full of citrus and pine scents. A beautiful, complex aroma of soft and sweet maltiness backbone, moderately toasted, some floral like scents.
Man, this is smooth and rich. The body of this is everything I love in the feel of a beer. Pretty much perfect in the feel. The bitter hoppiness is there, but they are amazingly balanced with a soft, and slightly sweet backbone. I find myself pondering over how wonderfully smooth it is again. Stone has created something of a masterpiece with this beer, with a near perfect blend of flavours. The alcohol is certainly there, but it continues to be quite an easy drinker considering. Thumbs up, and certainly recommended.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! what a nice big delicious beer! This one is similar to Arrogant Bastard in many ways. It’s nice and dark, the colors are similar and the flavors share a lot of the same characteristics, but this one actually seems a tad bit mellower to me (had it in 2004) Very good brew, I wish it was avail year-round.
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, 2006 release. Pours reddish-brown with a small beige head that disappears quickly. Lots of pine in the aroma, along with grapefruit and alcohol. Full mouthfeel, the alcohol definitely makes itself known. Hoppy, fruit, grapefruit, and lots of alcohol. Very good, but loses points due to the alcohol presence.
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 bottle. Very drinkable. I would like to taste a fresh bottle and taste the laceration, I mean really taste it. With the 2006 bottle the taste of the beer goes from sweet to bitter and over-all it makes a nice transition, but again, I think this beer is probably (better) and made for drinking it fresh. I would buy again.