moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
another one from the last Devonshire tasting. dark brown and cloudy. nice foamy head. aroma of coffee and malts. flavor was kind of bland but more hoppy than I thought it would be. had a burnt wood taste. left a strange film on the palate that I didnít care for. too me this is a beer to sip on and take my time with.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap @Stone Brewery, nice frothy head with lingering lacing on glass. Reddish brown color. Woody, malty aroma. Alcohol noticeable as well, though not overly so. Nice malty flavor, with a bit of hops as well. Even though I would have liked an even stronger oak aroma and flavor profile, this was another outstanding Stone beer.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good, much better than their regular arrogant bastard, it has a lot more malt and more pungent hop flavor.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant burnt umber, big straw head falling quickly but leaving rings.
Subtle malty nose, some oak, a world of herbs and spices as well.
Big and malty, with caramel, toast, and light sweetness. Strong hoppy bitterness. Some oak, ginger, and a light nutiness.
Initially almost too thick, fading to a livelier, more drinkable palate. Remains somewhat cloying.
I keep going back and forth on whether I could drink this whole six pack.
edit: I could but I wonít.
horto008 (182) - Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Angry (bottle). I thought it was smoother and more refined than the regular Bastard, but the hopiness still kicked me in the teeth. Finish lasted quite a while and was more pleasant than the first bitterness you get. Overall impression was helped by the cool bottle.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[A] Great mix of aromas. Maltiness releases sweet caramel, cookie, toffee, bready, brown sugary smells. Whilst the hops are very pungent, piney citrus. A wet oaky waft is a great touch over a spot of alcohol. [A] A ruby-amber hued brew. With a respectable tan cap. Thin foam never quite disappears. Beer sits calmly in glass. [F] The rosy oak character seems to hit me up front. Along with a blast of very harsh bittering hops. Malt seems far out of focus to the tastebuds this evening. Caramel sweetness very subdued, even on end. [P] The oak seems to add a pleasant dry character. And the hops are phenomenally bitter. But this is seemingly a one-and-done brew. Touch too much for an extended session. Although, Iím always up for a challenge. [O] I love hoppy brews, and Iíve enjoyed regular AB before, but this didnít quite hit the spot tonight. Single bottle. Will sometime revisit.
Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of cherries, alcohol, marzipan and yeast. Deep rusty red. Flavour is hop heavy. Malts are more apparent in the aroma, hops are more apparent in the flavour. Laces well. As my mouth adjusts to the bitterness, the oak and yeast begin to shine.
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy brown with a full tan head, nice lacing. Aromas of peach and grapefruit. Taste is oaky, brown sugar, chocolate malts, and citrusy hops. Bitter but full and balanced. Aftertaste is rich coffee. An interesting palate of flavors.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Arrogant Bastard has never been one of my favorite stone offerings. The oak tastes much the same to me. It still has this slightly syrupy feel on the palate I donít like. The flavors are pretty good. The oaking seems to make only subtle differences.
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.