v8powered (123) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is so much like the original AB but just a little more balanced. The piney hop flavor and alcohol tones are dialed down a bit with the oak chips. Very nice flavor. I enjoy anything from Stone. They do it right!!
JustinFromAL (123) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Pours a deep cloudy amber with a chunky off-white head. Hoppy aroma with some definite hardwood backing. Taste is surprisingly smooth with the hops being complemented or masked by the nice mix of cloven woodiness. Will definitely drink again!
Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-red color with a big orangey head. I do prefer this variant to the regular Arrogant Bastard. It seems a bit more refined with a nice touch of the oak. Very enjoyable.
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12-oz bottle Marcello’s Lafayette, LA - aroma: bread, nutty (malt), maybe citrus (hop), oak,; flavor: sweet, salty, earthy, bready (malt), biiter, citrus (hop), oak; appearance: clear brown, tan head, lot of laces; mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish; overall: a hard beer to describe but smooth, not harsh (high alcohol), complex beer of malts, and hops with oak aging and smoothing it as well as adding to the complexity .
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap. A dark red/brown color. Slightly hazy. Smelled of malt. Not the same level of hops as the regular Stone Arrogant. Good beer. Recommended.
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber/red with a nice, sticky, off-white head which leaves some nice lacing. Nose is strong, piney, spicy hops with a nice malt backbone and hints of vanilla. Mouth is initially smooth with strong piney, citrus/passionfruit, grassy hops quickly developing with sweet malt, chocolate, some wood and caramel on the swallow with lingering grassy bitterness and sweetness. Pretty strong hop bitterness present througout, but held up well by the malt, though not as balanced in the swallow. sweeter than its brother...
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber colored with a big tan head that left soapy lacing. Aroma was mostly hops similar to other beer in Stones "Bastard" series with pine and citrus, but this one also had a nice bit of earthiness to the aroma. Taste is pine and citrus hops with caramel and dark fruit and hint of oak underneath. This is certainly a little mellower than the others in the series but still not something a mere mortal could handle.
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber color with a light grey head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of citrus fruits, grass, hops and mint with a slight hint of oak. Flavor is of hops, grapefruit, malts, with the oakey flavor coming in near the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. You can really taste the oak in this one, but I perfer the regular version much more.
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color with a somewhat lumpy, inconsistent head. Aromas of pine and fruit cocktail. The taste is very good, toasty caramel layered over with pine, fruity, and oak notes. Creamy rich body. A lot of fruitiness on the finish with more woody notes coming through late. Distinctive without being outrageous. Recommended.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Phenomenal beer - oak is not overwhelming but definitely present. The bitterness of the regular arrogant bastard is somewhat masked in this version and the flavor is quite similar to the original. Superb balance.