johnnysuede (16) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit, spicy, floral aroma, with a moderately bitter flavor. Pours dark golden brown with a small head. Has a medium body, with somewhat soft carbonation. Finish is long and smooth, and lightly alcoholic.
majorchaz (16) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gives a caramel, sugary/nutty flavor, with good head retention, and very smooth on the palate.
joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Citrus/grapefruit aroma. Beautiful red in color with light tan head. Head is very long lasting, and slowly subsides to nice lacing. Nicely carbonated. Flavor is very sweet, starting with a hint of caramel and hazelnut. This fades to a pleasant citrus hop flavor with a hint of oak, but never loses its sweetness. Nice clean mouthfeel. Overall, the most complex flavor profile, and well balanced beer I have ever had. Very good. Very drinkable.
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best beer I have ever had. I really like the regular Arrogant Bastard. This is smoother and more drinkable. The flavor is really fantastic!
pet22 (14) - Delano, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is a little bit like an old old basement from the 20s where nothing has been moved for decades. Dark burnt red color with very little tan head. The taste came through with villa and solid oaknotes. Right now my favorite ale.
Scoutman (14) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great brew. The oak really helps to balance out the beer as it lends a "malty" flavor that reminds me of sherry. I enjoyed it very much
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at Stone Brewery. Reddish brown with tan head. Good balance of hops/ malt/oak. My favorite of a great brewery. Some fruity,floral. Very satisfying
benwah22 (14) - , Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Disappointed me actually. It is rare to find this beer as it used to only be brewed once a year. The oak is barely noticeable. You can actually smell the hops which is rare with a beer. Iím not a particularly big fan of hoppy beers so Iím not impressed with the flavor. The bitter overwhelms the subtle flavors in the beginning of the sip.
I can respect the beer for what it is, itís just not for me.
Kevs86ta (13) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The oaked vesion is very nice. Its still an agressive beer but a nice beer to have once in awhile.
BULLREB1024 (13) - USA - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer smelled very hoppy and slightly sweet. Beer pours an off white thick head, beer amber red color and very cloudy. Beer was pretty good it was very hoppy and a slight bitter taste.overall I liked the beer and would drink it again.