bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Newport Pizza And Ale in OB. Iíve never had a really strong opinion of AB or 2x AB in the past. Sure, Iíve liked both enough, but didnít feel strongly enough about either to want to rate them. Iíve been revisiting some of the Stone brews lately and have found Iím enjoying them more than before. Maybe my tastes have changed. This version of AB is my favorite. The oak is not at all overwhelming, but serves to mellow both the sweetness and bitterness somehow, generally adding a well balanced product. Nose is pretty weak and lacks any wood tones, but the flavor is lacking the syrupy malt quality of the other ABs, which is good. Still roasty, but not sugary/caramel. Cheek-clucking bitterness remains, but in a more subdued manner. The oak chips seem to add a lot to the end product, but one thing they do not contribute is a whole lot of woody/bark flavor. Thatís good for me.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad. Browny colour with a minimal white head. Aroma was similar to the regular Bastard but with a hint of oak and vanilla. Taste has some woody notes but little else distinguishes this from the regular one.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little flat but should be all right- from maniacís cellar. Hazy mahogany colour with ivory head. Tasty woody aroma with hints of vanilla. It is rather flat, yet still delicious. I so wish Iíd had this at first.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 vintage -- Ahhhh... finally we get to opening this bad boy after 5 months of waiting. Huge thanks to maniac for sharing this beauty. Huge oak and vanilla accents in the aroma. So big one can smell it from a large distance away. Great big ivroy head that dimishes slowly. Perfect ruby colored body. Great woody accents and light oak tastes. Vanilla and dark fruits come through in the ending. Very nice blending of this complex flavoring. Another huge winner from Stone.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle. Clear deep mohogany color with a huge frothy light brown head that lingers. Aroma of sweet malt, lots of oak and vanilla and some toffee. Sweet oaked flavor, some nice floral hops, some pine and a good of caramel. A very good beer, but a tad expensive given that it’s only available in 3 liter bottles.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Rooftoprogue for sharing the magnum at the 2006 Dark Lord day. orangey amber with a wonderful aroma of oak and vanilla. even though the flavors were heavy on the woddy side, I liked this better than the other two Bastard beers from Stone. it was a great way to start the festivities, thanks Rob.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark por huge sticky tan head well laced
Mid aroma is very light w/ a light grass hop Pal is lightly oily even not as big as I expected. Flavor is odd lightly bitter very oaky a decent malt & tchs of vanilla nothing stood out to impress me
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Rob, rooftoprogue, for bringing this along to DL Day. Rob, always a pleasure to drink with you! It was the first time I had the chance to try Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and Double Bastard on the same occassion. Lots of wood notes on the palate along with the caramel and toffee of Arrogant. Some orange peel and vanilla emerge on the palate. I like this quite a bit better than either the regular Arrogant Bastard or the Double.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 From the same magnum that was sitting there to be drank at the DL release 2006. The beer pours to an orangish body with a beige head. The aroma is oaken oranges. The flavor is hugely oak. Almost overly done. Worth trying however, I wouldnít spend that sort of cash on this. The palate is woody, very drying.
hezron (614) - 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.