jbruner (1124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, hazy, copper from the cask with frothy off-white head that dissipates to thin lace and sticks really well on the way down. Aroma of sweet citrus from the hops and oak, zestiness from the bastard. The oak in the cask really mellowed out the intensity better than just the straight oaked bastard. Great stuff.
niday2288 (70) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark amber brown with a thin off white head that disappears quickly. Nose is sweet malt with hints of caramel and toffee with subtle hop. First flavor is big vanilla from the oak bit is quickly followed by strong hop bitterness in the back of the tongue. Second taste is less vanilla and more well combined. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall pretty good
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iggynelix (31) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice rich color. Light hoppiness and a thin head. The oak is over powered by slight bitter.
Jay_Dubbz (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Good head with nice retention. Lacing was decent. Interesting flavor added by the oak barrel aging. Definitely one to try. Didn't like it as much as the standard Arrogant Bastard Ale.
--you've been Dubbed.
hman43 (27) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent aroma, not overly strong. It has a cherry brown type of color. The head is think and clings to the glass. It has a bitter kick with the after taste combined with citrus. This is an excellent brew.
DocJitsu (306) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, opaqueish cloudy copper amber color with a long-lasting khaki/caramel head that seems to last forever. Aromas of grapefruit and grass. Mouthfeel is as smooth and pleasing as any beer Iíve had. The oak age mellows this beer remarkably. A bi of oaky vanilla is one of the flavors. Some ripe dark fruit underneath. Pretty good, for Stone.
shrevis (8) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This takes the kick your ass attitude of the Arrogant Bastard and smoothes it out a little. Extremely easy to drink and a great first step to get out of the mass marketed mentality of American beer.
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tom10101 (1057) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). Deep copper with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is hoppy with strong oak notes, caramel/malt and slight smokey notes. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel/malt, strong oak, smoke, vanilla and a slight to moderate bitter finish. Medium body. Somewhat dry. Very good beer. Good balance. Oak is really present, but well integrated. Quite complex. I was quite happy to have an whole bottle to drink by myself.
coreyc1221 (59) - USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy and kinda bright aroma. Black body with slightly tan head. Oaky but surprisingly nutty also. Smoother than itís older brother. Arrogant Bastard original is awesome but I think I might like this just a little bit more. Would eat with a burger and fries.
Hermod (2197) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. Nice hazelnut/redbrown color with a thick, beige head. Aroma has lots of vanilla at first, caramel, hops and bread. Bitter hoppy flavor with wood, caramel and pine. Medium to full bodied. Bitter, hoppy grapefruity like finish that lingers and dries out my mouth. Nicely balanced, solid brew.
drsordr (206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour dark amber. Nose of malt, dank hop and faint woodiness. Taste strong bitter up front, followed by a hint of vanilla, sweet malt, then strong bitter finish.