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.
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!
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Dark ale with a Burgundy color dark cream colored head strong of oak and leather almost smoky and meaty with a sweet finish. A very good beer
pgreensoup (14) - SINGAPORE - APR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty, toasty nose. Red, brown color. Wood up front. Medium sweet. Full bodied and sticky. Nice bitter aftertaste.
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. I’m not a particularly big fan of hoppy beers so I’m 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, it’s just not for me.
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.
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.