mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: remarkably quickly dissipating head; strong haze; dark reddish-orange
Aroma: nice combination of malt, hops and oak; oak seems nicely integrated on nose
Flavor: very strong hop bitterness (as could be expected from all Stone products); malt and oak present in background; not bad but no real "wow" factor
Mouthfeel: Extremely aggressive carbonation eventually turns smooth and creamy; average at best
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABC. Pours a thick, dark brown with a very thin head; gone almost instantly. Smells of caramel maltiness and faint vanilla. Dark fruits abound. The oak taste definitely comes through for me. Full bodied, oily, thick mouthfeel and a really smooth finish. Acquire.
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xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
As good if not better than the original. Great body and good balance. Beautiful hop flavor. Have another? YES.
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bah, i just wrote a review that my computer ate up. Okay, quickly: pretty amber-red color, nice head, but that dissipates pretty quickly. Smells like old wood dirt/earth... and then florals. Weirdly enough, it tastes really citrusy and is way too hoppy. Why is it so hoppy? I think the taste and smell are a bit mismatched, though neither individually is terrible.
I like un-oaked arrogant bastard ale better.
exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours with an appealing 1/4" tan head which dissipates quickly but laces extensively. Lovely deep reddish brown color. Flavor is quite similar to the normal AB but with considerable more alcohol warmth and a hint of vanilla. A truly glorious beer.
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown-red color with a thin head. Aroma is hoppy with a touch of malt. The flavor is strong with the expected hop bitterness but not nearly as overpowering as in their Ruination IPA. Oak taste is present but not as much as I expected. Overall an excellent drinkable ale. Love the theme and the sarcastic intro on the label.
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is citrusy with a prevalent floral and grassy notes. Appearance is amber colored with a medium head to it. taste is rather bitter to me with a slightly dry finish to it. palate is medium body, fizz with a bitter finish. Overall a rather good beer to me. I must try more of Stone’s brews
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Keg @ Exmouth Arms 2013/3/6. Such a great beer and a real surprise and treat to find it on draught. Credit to Barworks for making that happen.
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of trappist glass. Great rush of hops from the pour, delicious balance of strength and complexity, the oak adds a nice, subtle flavor that complements the overall brew. A small beige head with good lacing. Got this as an X-mas gift and couldn’t be happier with it.
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome brew, smell is sweet malt some burnt wood, hops, taste is great lots of flavors ,malt,hops, nice oakness and some alcohol makes it a great beer, dark cider look, off white head lots of lacing on glass.