kromamc (191) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
colore ambrato scuro schiuma pannosa persistente... naso molto aggressivo di luppolo resinoso che si mischia con un intenso caramellato e tostato.. palato molto delicato invece che contrasta con líodore cosž intenso... finale amaro non esagerato e molto elegante... eccellente stone
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
The oaking has shot that pesky cat that was pissing in their brew kettles.The pine forest is eliminated and this is now a well balanced brew.I canít believe itís the same brewer.Top shelf product.No sweet taste for a 7.2% brew.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus notes, primarily orange on the nose with a hint of darker fruits. In the mouth the kick of sharp citrus is immediately followed by a sweet, dark fruit malt which fades to hoppy bitter finish. Alcohol is quite present throughout which gives it an element of dryness, but the malt remains dominant. The oak is not particularly noticeable in itself, but it defiantly smooths out the bumps in Arrogant Bastard, which is a welcome element to the brew.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Jeroboam. Pours dark with a thick head. A little bit of hops in the aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty. Smooth drinking. A little agressive for my tastes.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from 12 oz. bottle. Cloudy russet color with fluffy off white head which laces nicely as it dissipates. Aroma of warm leather and grass. Hops far outweighs the taste of malt but even then is wrestled to the ground by the oak. Light malty citrus in the finish. Too bold for me to have more than one, but a nice fuller beer that could pair nicely with more flavorful dishes, pungent cheeses, heavy garlic or tomato sauces.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - APR 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew has a slightly more intriguing than AB, has a nice after taste and a little more bitter than AB. Pours with a nice creamy head and a beautiful reddish color.
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe itís the cold, but this has not impressed as other Stone brews have. Woody citrus nose that gets better with warmth. First impression is of earthy, grassy and somewhat boozy hops. Long bitter finish preceded by cask like flavours of rich malt. I enjoyed this brew despite itís steep price.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a tan-ish head. Aroma and taste both had rich caramel malt characteristics along with oak and vanilla. A bit of sweet toffee as well. I really liked this.
FatTony (185) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle- poured out a deep golden-red with a slightly orange head. Head was thick and firm, left ringed lacing the entire glass. Aroma was sharp, citrus with a sour undertone. Taste was citrus with so much woody flavor I thought I might get a splinter. A sour after-bite clamped my jaws shut. Palate was light and airy. Unique, but not as good as the name implies.
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It doesnít seem as hoppy to me as ABA (non -oaked), smells like a candy shop. I think this would probably cellar very well (Based on my results with a similar homebrew). Caramel continues to the flavor... Some people seem to think this is not much different than ABA, but I disagree. I got this at a different liquor store, so it could be fresher, or more aged, didnít check the date on my prior rate for ABA...