jake65 (2809) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark amber/orange color - almost reddish with a thick tan head and great lacing. Aroma is primarily hops, citrus and some sweet malt backer. The taste is packed with hops, hops, and more hops. Nice citrus and floral hops dominate with some sweet malt and a bit of raison flavor. An excellent beer!!
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz ottle and rating #500 (no big deal), thin yellow lightly laced head, copper/ruby body, sweet spicey brown sugar nose, woody (duh), raisins, wine, hops don;t stand out at all like they do in the standard bastard, a complicated ale indeed, wow #500 eh? Itís been an adventure.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer.Aroma was very woody.The oak really stands out.Pours a dark amber with a medium tan head.Flavor was very strong oak with a malty backbone.Medium bodied with a definate wood finish.This will only get better with age.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Copper with a beige head. Big citrus nose. Citrus rind flavors, oak shows up huge in the flavor, mild vanilla. This is pretty rough - might be too fresh. The flavors have almost no integration. Still a good beer, but should get much better with age.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a brownish bronze color with a medium sized cream head. Aroma is floral with hoppy pine overtones,almost like an IPA. A slight hint of vanilla and wood chips can be detected,ever so slight. Flavor is west coast hoppy with a twinge of vanilla in it. Nice try, but I prefer the regular Arrogant Bastard over this one.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-oz. bottle, 2006 release. Pours a flat tawny with an average light brown fizzy head, mostly diminishing with some spotty lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, caramel, grain), heavy hops (perfume, flowers, pine and grass), average yeast (sweat, leaves) with notes of apple, wood and light alcohol. Light sweetness, moderate acidity, heavy bitterness and an average flavor duration. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, fizzy carbonation and a bitter finish.
calivania (62) - USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost a starter Bastard. I certainly expected something less creamy, and dare I say it subtle. But it gets bolder as it warms. Bourbon and leather-- like the Harvard Club.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a light tan head. Mild citrus hop and wood aroma and flavor. Very woody finish. Mello not Arrogant.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 2006 12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a deep amber color with a big size off white head. Nice lacing. I guess its the oak Iím smelling. Itís just a little off. Taste like a toned down AB. Medium to full body. A good beer, but Iím glad I didnít buy a full case.<P> Sampled again 5 months later. Oak aroma and flavor has mellowed. Vanilla is coming through nicely.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Twelve-ounce bottle. Dark brown with small, off-white head that dissipated quickly and didnít lace much. Had a sweet, citrus aroma. Almost overpowering citrus, pine and wood taste, which took a few sips to get used to. Oak came out more with warmth. Itís been about nine months since my lest regular Arrogant Bastard, so I really canít compare the two, but I definitely remeber enjoying the original more. Still a pretty good beer, but I donít think it was worth the nearly $16 I paid for the six-pack.