southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Read somewhere that this beer was considered to be a barleywine and have let it sit in my fridge because I’ve had some imperfect barleywines lately. I was going to bring about five large bottles to an art opening tomorrow night and I assumed this would be too extreme for the masses. But the pour indicated it wasn’t a bw, too much lovely froth and a nose very similar to Arrogant Bastard. I had Arrogant Bastard once and was pleased and surprised by it, finding it to be a slightly improved version of SN Celebration Ale (I’m always curious about my "beer memory" but afraid to test its accuracy). This is another notch up from Arrogant Bastard and a truly delicious beer. Maybe I can find another bottle for tomorrow.
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasting at lake las vegas..reddish pour..very strong drink..not easy to drink but an interesting beer..but like most say the 10abv you cant even feel..
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This really is Arrogant bastard x2. Everything is just intesified. Very similiar to the original barleywine. This thing really comes at you. Sweet malty start, full middle, bitter finish. Complex all the way through.
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle Mmmm. Fragrant, fruity aroma, much like the venerable Arrogant Bastard, but sweeter. Head is minimal, and slightly yellow, lacing nicely. This beer grows on you, not as bitter as it's little brother, but with more complexity, dark honey malts fading into red-tinged bitterness. Lovely, and you won't even notice the alcohol, until halfway through the beer...
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep hazy garnet in color. Good head and lace that sticks lingers for a little while. Rich malts and perfumey nose. Very well carbonated. Rich carmelly malts, consistancy that is almost vinous, hops are alot more toned down than regular bastard. Very solid beer and still more balanced then a couple years ago, holding up nicely. ’03 vintage.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bastard is hardcore. Deep opaque red with off-white halo. Friendly yeast chunks. Thick aroma of bread and sweet bourbon. Punch you in the teeth flavor. Tastes of baked fruit and booze. Cherries. Wood. Warm dough and malt. Medium body and a bitter finish. This is a brew to savor after you’ve been rained on during a long, cold walk to your car after a shit day at work. Prost.
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Lemon and citrus with some roasty malt
Appearance:very dark amber red
Taste:almost like a grassy hop flavor, and then semi sweet malty flavor with a touch a creamy and finshes with a mild bitterenss
dwmiller16 (112) - 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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tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper, very yeasty, no head, strong lacing, sweet, flowers and alcoholic, candy sugar, intensely sweet on the palate with a long lingering harsh and strong bitterness, almost medical in its bitterness
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hot in the alcohol, hurt palate a little, and somewhat sweet. other wise great brew great use of hops, so big of a brew so big. I did like it.