kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark ruby red that is impenetrable to light, thin light tan head. Aroma is woody, vanilla, fruity and mild notes of alcohol. Flavor is much of the same. Palate is sweet then bitter...wow so not impressed with this, hoping for better. Arrogant Bastard is much much much better. This lacks hop flavor and aroma...damn...but i gotta rerate, as much as i was hoping for better, its still good...
pilsnerrogge (2535) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2007 Bottle] Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma is hops, caramel and marzipan. Sticky, oily mouthfeel. Flavour is really intense, really bitter hops. No refinement at all, its all straight in the face, but I liked it somehow.
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Brown and clear.Sweetness dominates making it a single dimension beer.Powerful alcohol presence but nothing else going for it.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, reddish caramel colored pour with some slight foam, aromas of piney sugarcane, flavors of sweet grapefruit, caramelized sugars, some alcohol with a metallic bitter finish
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz. bottle (2008) from Rum Runner)...Pours dark reddish amber with one finger of lightly amberish biege head that recedes to a thin lasting layer. Aroma of sweaty hops and pine. Some traces of caramel and vanilla underneath. Mouthfeel smooth, lightly sticky. Flavor is just big over-the-top hops - sweat and pine resin with a little bit of malt that is really buried. Just like regular Bastard, except the hops are even bigger and harsher. Big bitter finish with lingering pine and sweat. I’m a Stone fan on most things but not these Bastards.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Inviting sweet (slightly citrus?) aroma. Finish seems hoppier, more bitter than Arrogant Bastard. Great carbonation in the bottle I got. Definitely hugely alcoholic.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inviting sweet aroma.
Very thirst quenching, caramel and sweet malt.
Hops not in the forefront, with a slightly bitter finish.
Sessionable, but with that ABV (that you don’t taste!) it would slow you down :)
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 Pours a hazy brown/orange color with a thick dense cream head. Smells of sweet citrus and caramel. The hops are very strong, giving tastes of citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit. Medium body with lively carbonation. Finishes bitter and lingers. A little astringent.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butters Big Blowout - Pours a dark amber with white head. Fruity, malt, hops and alcohol present in the aroma. Smells like a barley wine. Same in taste, burnt finish. Nice stout.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy brown with contrasting white head that doesn’t retain too long.
Nose has brown sugar, miscellaneous candy, black tea, and dry brown paper bag smells.
On the palate is a strong malt presence that is syrupy and reminds me of caramel or other similar chewy candies, but the hops and alcohol kick in to balance it out. Overall it is a big, chewy, savory beer that is surprisingly easy to drink.