cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. I wish I could find the Oaked big bottle ... Hoppy, strong alcohol. A truely arrogant beer. One of my favorites. But yeah, Id probably not recommend it to many people..
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured on tap at Stone Oceanside. Aroma is rich malty sweetness with a generous portion of hoppiness. Taste is toasted malts, raisins and a little plum. Nice hoppiness in the taste with a lingering astringency. Huge fan of this beer.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 This beer has less of a hop aftertaste than it’s little brother and is really thick on the palate. Pours a deep red/brown with a tan head and good retention. Some fruit flavor really sets it apart from AB, like black cherries and raspberries. Some maple syrup with a spicy kick to the finish. I had killed a few bottles of this a few months back, but tasting it on draft with 6 or 7 months age seemed to smooth it out and really made me appreciate it more.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Double the bastard double the fun, they just got this in at Lee’s for the year along with the 8th anniversary. Careful how much you drink though, after sharing half a bottle between me and my friend we were definitely feeling the burn. Great stuff!
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-great dark amber appearance with a wonderful head.
Aroma-very good. Slight alcohol smell with plenty of hops.
Flavor-Very complex taste with alcohol finish. Not for the weak.
Palate-Smooth. Leaves the bitter taste but not like Runination.
Overall-Good. I don’t know if I could drink this all nite. I think after one bomber, I would be done.
Overall a very good beer. I like the Ruination IPA better but this is good.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color, aromas of roasted malt and hop, strong alcohol up front with a bitter finish
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a lovely and luxiourious beer. The aroma sets the bar VERY high. It Hoppy, a little flowery, and slight undertones of malt and alcohol. This beer is much more full bodied and round than it’s little brother. It does not really have the spikey upfrontness as a regular bastard. ;) But this is because it is just all things wrapped up in one drink. FAR more strong booze wise than it tastes. ;) Unlike ABA, it is more equally balanced between malts and hops, with malts getting the edge slightly. This is a hard beer for me to describe since it is able to be ALL things except weak.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heavy toasted caramel malt flavor. Very bitter and tons of citrusy hop flavor. The malts and hops are very well balanced. There is a slight alcohol finish. The body is full with a creamy and syrupy texture along with soft carbonation.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. Honestly reminds me a lot of regular arrogant bastard. Another solid creation from stone.