hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a magnum at the Dark Lord release party. Major oak aroma, buttery brown sugar malt and a piney hop touch. Amber orange in color with a thing head. Flavor is major oak, some smokey notes and lots of piney hop bitterness and some citrusy flavors. Thinner body, noticeable alcohol.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber colore with light amber head. Aroma of caramel malts and hop spices.
myfriendbubba (27) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OAKED VERSION OF Stay far???? Hardly....... this one is like those little caramel cubes with a hop cone inside....well maybe not....what I am trying to say is tons of caramel and sweet malty with very spicy hop tatses. Yes an assault on the palate. Only could have 2 bombers then my tounge is dead...liked it a tad better than the palin Double Bastard
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dilly Deli Stone Night. Poured a deep brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted and had good lacing. Good roasted malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Full malty citrus flavor with a smooth woody finish with a small alcohol bite. Good beer.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish dark amber with a thick off white head. Aged maderized malt with wood chips notes, and vanilla beans. In mouth, light smooth hops with light butterscotch notes. Rich and smooth. At EBF 2006.
thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 Bottle: Pours deep amber into a shaker with healthy offwhite pancake batter head that leaves lacing as it recedes. Arrogance and oak chip aromas. Smooth and well-balanced. Lasting sour bitter finish.
Tap: Dark brown pour into a shaker with small, quickly dissipating head. Marshmallow and caramel notes. Full, well balanced and slightly fizzy with a lingering bitter oak finish. Very nice.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amberorange with a foamy lasting off-white head. Sweet malty and hoppy aroma with berry notes and a sugary touch - very full and complex and nicely balanced. Lots of malt and a good hoppy bitterness in the flavor with some dry woody notes. The barrel-aging is shinnig through nicely. Dry biding end. Very nice! Thanks Keller!
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at BWW in indianapolis. Sitting at the bar here in downtown indy, seing oaked arrogant bastard on tap was a very nice suprise. I was very excited to have this beer. I must say that i was very let down. Pours mahogony amber with a small off-white head that dissapeared very fast. maybe because the beer was served very cold. Some vanilla, oak, huge caramel malts like regular bastard, but most of the hop caracter from the Chinook’s is gone from the aroma. Flavors are dominated by the big oak chip notes drowning out any hops and accentuating the malt sweetness. This would be a good thing for me in most senses. I dont like Chinook hops for the most part. This beer gaines and looses character. Its a cunumdrum that puzzles me. Sweet surupy body that is cloyingly sweet. I think the lack of carbonation really hinders this beer. I will definately try to find it again, but it may take a long time.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color, I drank this out of a half gallon jug from tap. Take regular AB and add a smooth yet rich wood flavor to it and this is what you get. Simply outstanding and more drinkable IMO after it’s aged.
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a wonderful dark red color with a short head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is of sweet malts, fruit, and a hint of wood. Flavor was the same with a slight finish of hops. Not as hoppy as the arrogant or double bastard but still a very delicious brew.