Bill86 (43) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I like the original better, nevertheless this is quite a good tasting beer. I would definitely buy it again for 3 bucks a bottle anytime. A bit of a bitter finish but it was a nice bitter, not a skunky bitter finish.
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 12 oz bottle. Pours reddish amber with a small, rapidly diminishing off-white head. Caramel and pineapple aroma. The initial malty sweetness is almost cloying, but itís rapidly replaced by a heavy, oak bitterness like the bastardís stomping across your taste buds in wooden shoes. Medium body - slightly syrupy. Astringent/tannic finish. Great beer overall.
poorbastard (42) - Bokeelia, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Phenomenal beer! Full bodied and creamy the oak aging makes this otherwise very good beer something really special. I am happy to say that I am one of the few...
cbirker (42) - Fullerton, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this more than regular arrogant bastard. The oak really adds to the complexity and actually hides the alcohol burn nicely. Very easy to pound these back...
MHOSKINS (42) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
As good as it gets for American Ales! Stone has the Gold Standard here with Arrogant Bastard. If I could only have one beer ever again, this would be it. Bastards!
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dankbrewqueen (41) - Morongo Valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
wasnt sure what to expect after having both the original AB and the double AB. I was able to taste the original next to the oaked on tap at the brewery, and let me tell you the difference is huge! i definitely prefer the oaked! one of the rudest brews yet!
darkninja67 (40) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle- pours a hazy reddish brown color. Thin head that disappears slowly. Taste of hops and a slight oak flavor. Very smooth mouthfeel. Not an offending beer at all and at 7.2% it is very drinkable. Another good offering from Stone. Well done.
criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic hoppiness just like the original. I do like the oak but I feel like it takes away from the drinkability of the beer. I prefer the original but Iíll switch it up every once in a while.
rjwhite41 (40) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a clear brown with a reddish hue and a one finger off white head that leaves a very nice lacing. Smells of malt, caramel, bread, and some indistinguishable hops with a light spiciness. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel, resin, light oak, spicy hop, and lemony hops. Chewy on the palate without being overly thick with a nice bitter backbone and long lingering finish. Great beer, I would highly recommend. If you donít like it perhaps "youíre not worthy" as they say.
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is good. I donít like it quite as much as regular arrogant bastard, but itís good. I think the aging process made it a bit too malty, and the beer has lost itís agressive edge. Iím not a hop-head, but this was a little funky malty and cloying. Nevertheless, tis a good beer. All Stone beers are outstanding. This brew tastes a bit more like a belgian dubbel, with bit more hops. It is darker and less red that regular AB, but the carb./head are similar. This beer is smooth, and the oak is somewhat apparent in the flavour, and itís all quite well rounded and malty, with dark fruit, and still a bit of citrusy pine like reg. AB. Itís a nice beer, but not quite as remarkable as the reg. AB. One can find better, more complex, tastier belgians, which is what this beer kinda tastes like.