rockchalkgenes (19) - - JAN 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber pour with tan head. Oak aroma with herbal hops and roasted nut malt undertones. Taste follows the nose. Very nice blend of oak, malt and mild hops. Alcohol is hidden. Creamy, think body that lingers. Outstanding beer.
COBeer (18) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried at the 2008 Great American Beerfest, so take this with a some skepticism. If you’re a fan of the arrogant bastard, and like your beers oaked (who doesn’t?), this beer’s for you. It’s hoppy and aromatic, and the oak is either subtle or underdone, my notes were understandibly messy.
thebarnesbomb (18) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
How do you round out the bitter bite of the Arrogant Bastard Ale? Oak age it- Outstanding. An absolute pleasure to drink.
Kiwano (17) - USA - AUG 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Dark caramel brown and somewhat opaque with a little bit of head on top that dissapates shortly into the glass.
S: Not a lot of strong smell - a little hops coming through
T: Excellent taste - Hoppy but not overly so. Complex flavors coming through - a little smokiness but it is very subtle with a nice bit of bitterness toward the end. The oak and smoke comes throughnicely at the very end and stays around.
M: Smooth and a little tingly.
D: A nice beer for relaxing in the evening.
[ serving type: Chilled bottle poured into a glass]
CincyBeercat (17) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 Poured from a quart growler. VERY dark copper color with substantial haze. Off white, small head that didn?t last long, but left a nice lacing.Has a fairly normal ale aroma - strong pine with some very distinct citrus scent. I didn?t get much from the oak, but I?m very new to tasting.Taste is STRONG! Definitely not a beer for the not-yet-converted hophead! It?s very rich and complex while remaining surprisingly drinkable. The mouthfeel is great - substantial thickness... seems to coat your mouth and keep that lovely bitterness around for quite a while.I haven?t had anything, yet, from Stone that I haven?t liked and this was no exception. Highly recommended
pet22 (17) - 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.
deepeary (17) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, enjoy by 04/14/14.
Pours a clear deep red colour with about a half finger of off white head. Dissipated quickly. Subtle aroma with woody and fruity hop notes, lots of malty sweetness. Well balanced malt and bitterness. Not boozy, I could drink a few of these easily. Not much oak, some vanilla show up as it warms. A really good beer.
Nice bitternes on the finish.
shadowaeb (17) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle pours a deep amber with light carbonation yeilding a beige-ish head that receeds fairly quickly. Great lacing on glass. Aroma is citrus tart with an undertone of maltyness, and just a little oak. The beer is a bit lightly carbonated, but feels velvety on the tongue. hops and malt are welded together by the oakiness, mellowing out a bit and gaining a few dimensions. resin, citrus, and sugar cookie, with an oaky finish. Nice and strong too!
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.
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!