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..
DougHnut70 (66) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Tap25. Cloudy, orange with disappearing head. Very, very light smells of fruit and hops. Tastes of malty booziness, sweet, but finishes with a bitter aftertaste. Seems like a complex beer, changing as it warmed up, but I still wonder if Arrogant Bastard is better than this. A little more malt with an alcohol bite. Would love to try them together.
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into an Arrogant Bastard pint glass. Pours dark amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, candy, malt, citrus hops. Taste is malty and hoppy. Has a familiar Stone hoppiness and taste, but more of it.
Warped_Silver (65) - 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.
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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.
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.
sneakychi (64) - - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ap: Quite clear, red/ruby, white/yellow head.
Ar: Just amazing. "Dat malt"...tons of caramel, toffee, some dark fruit, some pine, some alcohol as it gets warmer.
T; Massive toffee, lovely high bitterness.
O: Really nice brew!
sudsmeister (64) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
To this date, I have tasted only one other brew which is this good, and it is no longer in production. The "Double" is rich, tasty and strong. (I will refrain from other adjectives, for fear that I might go overboard!). You hardly notice that it has 10% alcohol until you have one or two. At that point, you will be wondering if it is still in stock. The only negative is that the production is limited.