twgordon (36) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong bitters but awesome in its smoothness. Pine and citrus. Pours a dark amber with lots of head.
tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark brown with medium head, some red shows through when held up to the light. The aroma was not very strong but simple; taste the oak, not overpowering, balanced out with dark malty and finish with the spice of hops. Great mouthfeel. Great brew.
Hergee (35) - Hasselt, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown appearance, creamy off-white head. It smells softly, malty with a hoppy dominant oddity. Taste is somehow different from olfactory sensation.
I perceive light malt, brown sugar, herbs, gum, resin. Overriding hoppyness. Very complex.
snook91901 (34) - USA - JAN 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
you can really smell the vanilla an toffee smells from the oak, im quite surprised. very delicious, i love this beer. every flavor is very big without being overwhelming
UCLABruin (34) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red-orange-brown with a thin cream head. Aroma is malt, hops, tich and deep with a light sweetness. The tastes is somewhat subdued, slightly richer than the regular arrogant bastard. The balance seems maltier with slightly less hop bitterness, though still tons of hops. Bonus--> comes in a 6 pack
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. glass at sone brewery,This isnít for everyone. Itís got some serious bite to it, but the oaking gives is a nice, full flavor. I highly recommend it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Makes a great float.
mdntklrmth (33) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Arrogant Bastard. Oak. I now pronounce you man and wife. I love oak beers (only when done well) and I love Arrogant Bastard (who doesnít) and the two blend so well. I never doubted what Stone could do with oak though. Mitch Steele is God. Smells of Arrogant Bastard. Hints of chocolate, toffee and Pacific Northwest hops. Oak flavor really kicks in the end of the taste. Until then itís all Arrogance. The oak is not overdone here, but it is definitely not subtle. And until now, Iíve never used Stone and any morpheme of "subtle" in the same sentence. Just doesnít happen. I digress (yet again). But this beer is fantastic. Canít get any Stone where I live so glad to drink it when I can.
MNovak (32) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woody malty aroma with a light colored head. Lots of malt and bitter hop flavor with hints of caramel, vanilla, and fresh oak. Awsome brew.
thegreat78 (32) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This poured a deep amber with a robust 3+ finger off white head and a nice amount of carbonation coming up. The foam is leaving a nice lacing all the way down my glass. The nose is big and wonderful, woody, citrusy and a bit of spice. Very hoppy beer with nice pine and grapefruit notes. The mouthfeel is robust and creamy. This is a delicious beer
gwelch925 (31) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Other posters have detailed the complexity of this beer better than I can. However, I didnít find the flavor or palate as exciting as most. Pours a nice head that laced well, the oak flavor is immediately present with other flavors of caramel malts, a bit of smokiness and possibly a tad bit of citrus.