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RATINGS: 2220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
12 oz bottle shared with steptin. Brown, large light brown head. Aroma of wood and subtle caramel. Taste is charcoal, scotch, Dr Pepper. Interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 2010-02-25, bottle, ~2 years old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Brown color wih nice generous head and nice lace. The aroma features mainly harmonious vanilla and some oxidisation. The mouthfeel is very smooth, well blended, with caramel flavor and nice Bourbon vanilla; more dark caramel later. Maybe less impact and freshness in the final. Still good, I wouldn’t age it more.

2009-11-09, bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Hazy dark amber color; small head. Rough aroma: alcohol, dust, sweat, yeast. Strong body, caramel flavor, harsh hop resins; not enough fruity or sweet.

2007-05-18, 9-5-8-3-16=41
Dark brown color; creamy persistent head. Beautiful aroma, where the hop is melting into sweet caramel and vanilla. The body is well structured, malty and caramel flavor, but I was expecting more sweetness at the end. Bold bitterness of course, but not enough exciting. Pleasant but controversial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
Tap at Pony Bar. I didn’t like this as much as the regular Arrogant Bastard, but it was still quite good. Pours dark amber with a strong, orange head. Malty aroma with notes of alcohol, wood, and maple. Flavor is sweet and relaxed, with strong maple notes and alcohol presence. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes with mild bitterness. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (16899) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle. Amber/copper color, creamy beige head. Hoppy, grassy, citric aroma, orange notes, some caramel. Hoppy orange flavor, woody, citric, some yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08. The second beer from Harry’s box of delights. Lovely hop, some sour oak. That’s not quite right. Doesn’t quite go together. That slight sour/oak thing makes me think that it doesn’t all work out. Bit of vanilla. Decent score cos it is interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle, 12oz. The almost clear, amber body is topped by a beige head of moderate size, and releases aromas of sugars, some vanilla and piney hops. Sweet, full-bodied and slightly warming in the mouth, almost candy sweet. Vanilla, resin and pine-cones also chime in. Malty-sweet and piney in the finish. The beer needs a little time to reveal all of itself, and when it does, it’s a good one. Still, nothing extraordinary, as I maybe expected. (081003)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16111) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy brown. Aroma and taste are wood, caramel, nuts, smoke and hops. Nice and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15957) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle on the train from Thurso to Inverness, from the Highland Bottle Shop, 20/10/13. Chestnut brown with a good sized light tan head. Nose us dark toffee, caramelised sugars, light smoke, fruity tang. Taste comprises burnt sugars, dates, Xmas cake, light booze, dark toffee, sprucey booze drenched wood. Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation with a little prickle, woody tones in the finale. Solid ASA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15946) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Trade by Beerbill. Thanks a lot. Unclear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 221211

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (15757) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
Getrunken beim RB Treffen in Düsseldorf am 6.1.07 Malzig aromatischer Geruch, leicht süßlich. Sehr schwerer Geschmack, tief röstmalzern, man spürt einen alkoholischen Touch. Im nachgeschmack dagegen sehr hopfig, dabei leicht rauchig, gut gelungen. Test vom 7.1.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,14,10,12,11,12 - 11,95


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