JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better APAs I’ve had. Nice floral hop pressens and a very solid malt back bone. I really enjoyed this one.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Southern Sun. The waiter said this one was acquired becasue management knew someone who knew someone...whatever. I was gald to come by at the right time. This was a whallop to the taste buds. At first I did not like it...tasted a little more sour than I thought it should have but after some more time on the palate it mellowed. I got the sense that this was aged in an oak barrel but the commercial description says it was aged with aok chips...big difference...it tasted like it may have been aged in a burbon oak barrel. There was some kind of additional taste that I could not pin down...I will have to try this one again.
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
have had a bunch of bastards but just now got around to rating it. probably one of the best drinkable beers on the planet. pours a thin off-white head. dark red in color. oak flavoring is light. smells are grapefruits, spice, and wood.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown beer with slight head. Aroma is of wood and hops. Taste is pleasantly bitter and wood. Finishes nicely.
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, quite cold, pours a dark orange color with very little head... just some fat bubbles sitting on top. Aroma of pinecones and a Christmas tree.... more pine and resin than I have ever smelled in a beer. Tastes... strong. Predominantly bitter hops, but then a sweet roasty oaky taste that makes the whole thing really come together. Much better than the regular Arrogant Bastard... maybe not quite so arrogant?
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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... ;)
yackery (157) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Cask. Head color of citrus zest dissolves in three minutes to a partial foamy covering with some big soapy bubbles and lastly to lovely pond scum all over an amber with haze body. Notes are hoppy and bitter citrus with lavvender soap. Taste is medium bitter. Carbonation and body are medium to light. Finish is long and bitter. Not much "oaked" about it but decent overall.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I probably won’t like this, you are wrong! Pours a dark amber with lasting off whit head, strong hop aroma , bitter up front with a slight sweet finish. Awesome
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy off white head- a really beautiful looking brew. The nose is hoppy- earthy, piny-, dried fruit- grapefruit-, oaky/wood chippy, caramel. Medium body, that is smooth and creamy, soft in the mouth, perfect carbonation. Taste is full, super hoppy on through to a creamy finish. Finish is earthy, grassy hops, kind of dry. So good... so fucking good!
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber with a good frothy white head. Smells strongly of grapefruit and hops. Extremely smooth taste of hops, evident IPA style bitterness, light body, with a crisp clean finish. Slightly woody from being oaked. Absolutly amazing beer.