Lubiere (12360) - 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 (5314) - 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) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - 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 (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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 (1473) - 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.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Poures a deep red with small head that fizzles away quickly. Has a sweet aroma with caramel and fruits along with malts and a hint of wood. Flavor of caramel and fruit with malts and light oak. Finishes with a little hop bitterness. Has a very smooth mouth to it. A very enjoyable brew.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
EBF 06. Pours a dark reddish color with a small fizzy head. nose is light caramel sweet malt, some dark fruits and candy sugars. Taste is caramel sweet malt, some more dark fruits and candied sugars, very subtle and with a nice hint of wood in the backround not taking the spotlight, but playing a delicate role in holding it all together. A smooth palate and a light bitter finish.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3L bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thick, rocky light brown head. Aromas of raisins, caramel and of course some wood. Initial taste is interesting, almost a candy like sweetness, but quickly is overpowered by mostly malts and some hops. Lots of caramel, chocolate, cookie,vanilla, oak and pine. Bitter finish. Full mouthfeell. In this version the hops seem muted compared to the regular version. Still, not bad. I’ve got lots of drinking left.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got in bottle from Bev Mo of of Tustin Ave in Orange. It was too cold as I pulled it from the fridge. So it was a cross between a double bastard and a regular arogant bastard. But as it came to room tempurature the oak came through nicely and the hopss went from big to huge. Cloudy as they say but does not affect anything except appearance rating. Great balance between caramel, hops and oak. Great beer