JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, deep mahogany/cherry color (darker than the non-oaked Bastard), off white lasting head; very inviting. Similar super strong floral/piney/citrus hop aroma to the regular Bastard, slight oak aroma which is a nice addition. Oak taste is pretty masked by the mother-loads of delicious hops, though. 12-oz bottle. Pasadena, CA, USA.
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Arrogant Bastard is amazing. The Oaked smell invites me into it’s smooth taste and flavor. It’s color is a beautiful dark amber. It’s is a smooth and subtle as a bastard ale will get. There is no overwhelming flavor, just liquid goodness. Stays on my tounge well, it’s a great drink.I am highly impressed with this special beer. Great for all times of year!
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
it pours out ruby gold with an off white thick head. it has a dark maroon colored body with slight bubbles rising from the bottom. there is some good lacing in the glass and it takes a little while for the head to fall. the aromas i am getting is obiviously oak wood which complements the hoppy smell. a sweet malty scent is pushing through also. the taste is a sweet malty flavour with cloves, vanilla, wood, and a piny hop kick. the aftertaste starts mellow, but finishes with a great hop kick wich lingers for a good little while. great beer.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. Smell is deep oak as is the taste. The taste isn’t my favorite, but it definitely has an oak flavor.
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
25/03/2010 From Half Time Beverage in Poughkeepsie. Pours a dark red beer. Small head. Low carbonation. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, sugar, vanilla. Flavor is bitter, caramel, spicy.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep filling and malty aroma. Deep red-brown appearance. VERY bitter start and a decisively bitter finish. More of a pleasure to drink than the original arrogant bastard but it would be difficult to drink more than one in an evening. A great beer made better by the oak chip aging.
FatTony (175) - 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.
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like the original, except not as in-your-face. Soft, almost vanilla like body brings forward the oak flavor. Not sure I like this better than the original bastard, though it is an interesting and tasty beer!
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours dark copper with off white head. Oak aging added a little oak flavor to the brew but not anything remarkable. This is still a great brew but I dont think oak aging was needed to make this brew any better than it is regularly.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz draught at Chappy’s in Dayton, OH. Great amber appearance with a little cloudiness and light head. Aroma of wood, oak barrel, and burnt cinder. Tremendous oak, wood flavor going down. Really good beer. Tastes a heavier ABV then advertised. Recommended.