Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Nice red/brown color,small tanish head that had a decent hangtime then faded to a slight lace.The aroma was fruity and hoppy with a decent light malty side.The flavor was very nice,lots of piney notes,some grapefruit hints and a bit of oak coming through.The alcohol manages to stay fairly well hidden with just a light burn at the end to go along with the fairly heavy bitter hops.Way more brew then one person can handle in one sitting but with luck i can drink it up in 3 sittings.Well worth getting again but it would be nicer if it was bottled in something much smaller.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2005
No, it’s also available on tap/keg.. had it at the Vegas freakin frog couple days ago. Much like the regular bastard, a complex and tasty brew but the oaking seems to have "mellowed" the extremeness of the regular bastard. Seems to make it easier to pick up the different tastes in the beer, and goes down even more smoothly than regular bastard. This is the way all beer ought to be... ;)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElGaucho (2328) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Piney spruce, sweet aroma. Reddish amber in color. Yellow-tan head. Almost perfect. Yummy. I don’t detect any oak, however. Thanks slikwily for sending this. What a bottle. I didn’t realize that this brew was only available in the 3 liter bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Not quite brown in colour and fruity aroma. It was nice and thick in my mouth. Malt, hops, wood, with some citrus and pine. Big bitter finsih showed the oak aging. This was good. I loved the bottle too! Thanks, slikwily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
GINORMOUS bottle (therefore the 5 for appearance), with lock and key. I feel the key should be sold separately. Nice amber brown color, slightly resinous without being too piney, warm palate. I was so overwhelmed by the scope of this beer that I forgot to take detailed notes, but I know that I liked it. Much thanks to Slikwily for providing this for Wawood’s winter tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2005
Amber Brown with ripe nose of fresh fruit heavy Mouthfeel with Very bitter finish Flavors of Peach, malt, pine, and some wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
AB with hops that aren’t so aggressive and, of course, oak, lots of it! The oak adds a somewhat smokey and earthy character to the excellent AB. Finish was long. Three of us pitched in on this massive bottle including Drew. Worth the wait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Too cold will make this beer too harsh. You have to let it warm up significantly but then you get the the satisfying oak characteristics of vanilla, caramel, and perhaps a bit of smokiness. Maybe a bit too woody but the beer holds up well to the significant wood treatment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
I’ve been holding on to this big bottle for a few months now - it’s sometimes hard to get friends together, especially since there’s kids and holidays involved. The "precious" as we had come to call it, sat in my garage until 1/15/05. We tried to hire trumpeters to announce it’s arrival to the tasting session, but trumpeters are hard to find. As I opened the swingtop, I was shot right in the eye with a spray of the bastard. Looked fantastic - that deep red/brown/copper somewhat clear but deep looking body, topped with a generous brownish tan head - great sticky clumps of lacing. This seemed very similar to the regular bastard - thick smooth malty body , some smoke, all sorts of aggressive hops - piney, citurus, etc. The biggest difference I noticed was the super oaky wood in the finish - it starts paired up with the hops and then it just kind of takes over and provides a long lasting aftertaste. Very enjoyable, and especially when you share it with friends like Chris, Jeff, John and Mike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2005
on draft freakn frog las vegas: caramel ruby color, slight haziness , little tan chunky head that laced. nose of herbal hops and vanilla. nice hop full flavor on the filiform...crisp. not much of a earth or wood flavor that i expected. very smooth and full bodied. a highly drinkable beer and delicious.

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